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Labor & Employment Law


Sidney F. Lewis, Chair


Upcoming Events:

New FLSA Salary Rule and DOL Persuader Rule CLE

The new FLSA Salary Rule, expected out in the next few weeks, and probably effective 60 days thereafter, will raise the annual salary threshold for all overtime exempt employees. It will go from $23,660 to between $47,000 and $50,440. Many salaried exempt employees will have to be moved to hourly rates. Furthermore, the analysis conducted with this new rule may reveal other exempt employees who do not meet the duties test for the white collar exemption. This is important information for those in charge of their legal offices, as well as for our clients.

The Persuader Rule, while currently being challenged, poses a serious threat to those attorneys who advise clients regarding the legalities of union organizing, including supervisor training, which is very common. We will discuss the overall impact this Rule could have on our practices. 

Join the Labor & Employment committee on May 10th to discuss these changes in more detail and find out how employment attorneys and their clients will be affected by these legal changes in 2016.

Sidney F. Lewis, Jones Walker LLP

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Noon - 1 p.m.

NOBA Office
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

1 hour of CLE credit


NOBA Member Discount - $35 (includes lunch)

Non Member Price - $55 (includes lunch)


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. email Alex Garon.
  3. Mail payment to 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here.

Please note: Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund less an administrative fee. No refunds for no shows. 

Recent Events:

On August 11, 2015, the Committee held "OSHA's New Record Keeping Approach & How to Prepare for a Visit" CLE with Jane Heidingsfelder and Patrick Veters of Jones Walker.

On April 7, 2015,  presenters Kathleen McKinney, Regional Director, Region 15 of the NLRB and Sue Crochet, Assistant to the Regional Director will discuss new rule changes that will go into effect this month.

On October 2, 2014, the Committee held "Prosecuting & Defending Trade Secret Violations and Related Claims Against Former Employees" with Joe Lavigne of Jones Walker.

Update from the Region:  Hot Topics in NLRB Region 15 CLE

National Labor Relations Board Regional Director Kathleen McKinney and Deputy Regional Attorney Andrea Wilkes addressed the NLRB’s new posting rule and election rules, other possible rule changes, and recent Board decisions that all employers, unions and their attorneys, should be aware of.