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Seigfreid Bingham News & Blog

Department of Labor Increases Overtime Pay Thresholds

By: Cody Weyhofen and John Vering

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its Final Rule, significantly raising the minimum salary thresholds for certain overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Importantly, the thresholds outlined in the Final Rule are higher than those initially proposed by the DOL in August 2023. As a result, millions of employees are set to become entitled to overtime compensation when the Final Rule takes effect.

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By |April 30th, 2024|Blog, Employment Law|

Chris Tillery Appointed to KCMBA’s CLE Advisory Committee

Seigfreid Bingham attorney Chris Tillery was recently appointed to the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Advisory Committee.

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By |April 29th, 2024|News|

FTC Issues Final Rule Banning Non-Competes

By: John Vering

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 to issue a Final Rule (“Rule”) – Non-Compete Clause Final Rule – that would generally ban employers from entering into non-competes with workers and require employers to notify workers that their existing non-compete agreements are unenforceable.  The majority of FTC commissioners concluded that non-compete agreements constitute an unfair method of competition, and, therefore violate Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. The Rule will take effect (unless enjoined by a court) 120 days after it is published in the Federal Register (likely during the week of April 29, 2024).

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By |April 26th, 2024|Blog, Employment Law|

Mark Opara Guest-Lectures at UMKC School of Law

Seigfreid Bingham attorney Mark Opara recently guest-lectured at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law on the topic of health care law.

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By |April 25th, 2024|Health Care Industry, News|

John Fuchs and Tate Thompson Present Corporate Transparency Act CLE

Seigfreid Bingham attorneys John Fuchs and Tate Thompson recently co-presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) on the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), one of the most well-attended spring […]

By |April 24th, 2024|Corporate Law, News|

EEOC Issues Final Rule Implementing Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

By: Cody Weyhofen and John Vering

On Monday, April 15, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released its final rule (the “Final Rule”) interpreting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”). The Final Rule, published on April 19, 2024, is expected to take effect sixty (60) days later on June 18, 2024. Many of the provisions within the Final Rule mirror the proposed rule announced by the EEOC in August 2023; however, the Final Rule does contain important differences and additional interpretive guidance for employers.

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By |April 19th, 2024|Blog, Employment Law|