The Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center has selected MehaffyWeber Shareholder, Barbara Barron, to lead a presentation regarding The Department of Labor’s new regulations regarding overtime pay. The presentation will take place on Monday, July 12, 2016 at the Foundation for Southeast Texas in Beaumont.
In May, the Department of Labor issued new overtime pay regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will take effect December 1, 2016. President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update these regulations to simplify and modernize the rules so they would be easier for workers and businesses to understand and apply. Within this update, the salary threshold will be raised and will be automatically updated every three years; it will strengthen overtime protections and provide greater clarity. Well versed in Labor and Employment issues, Barbara will help attendees examine the new regulations, how to respond to the new regulations and how to track employee hours.
For more than 32 years, Barbara Jane Barron has represented clients in all types of litigation including labor and employment issues such as FSLA, contract disputes, non-competes and trade secrets, harassment, discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour and wage payment, National Labor Relations Act, FMLA, employee handbooks, torts, cyber risk, data breach, information privacy and related matters and has effectively and efficiently coordinated the nationwide and statewide defense for defendants. Her litigation experience includes numerous first chair trials in counties across the State of Texas to successful results, arguing major motions in various states, and taking lead for defense groups on significant motions in several states. Barbara received a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from Baylor University and her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center, where she was managing editor for the Houston Journal of International Law. Before joining MehaffyWeber, she was the briefing attorney for United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Robert M. Parker.
About MehaffyWeber, P.C.
Founded in 1946, MehaffyWeber has evolved into a broad-based regional law firm with a strong emphasis in commercial, pharmaceutical, labor and employment, health care, premises, product liability, toxic tort, and environmental litigation. The firm’s trial lawyers practice in state and federal courts throughout Texas and other states, and the firm often functions as national and regional counsel for several clients. The firm handles the legal interests of multi-national corporations, businesses of all sizes, as well as individuals.