From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and cryptocurrency, the rapid evolution of technology shows no sign of slowing down. Companies in the digital technology sector are among the world’s most highly valued companies, with good reason. And businesses in every sector now use digital technology in all kinds of ways, from basic email to sophisticated data analytics.
Fresh water is becoming a scarce resource in the United States and across the globe as demand continues to rise due to population and business growth. This emergent scarcity means businesses will face more consequences of the complex regulatory and legal frameworks governing water use and water quality.
Michael Best’s Water team understands those issues. We guide clients through the heavily regulated, politically sensitive environment surrounding the management of, investment in, and development of water resources.
All businesses have to comply with government regulations—some more so than others. Our Regulatory practice is designed to serve clients in heavily regulated industries, such as manufacturing and utility services, as well as across various industries in regulated areas that impact business as a whole, such as environmental regulation.
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On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its much anticipated “Final Rule” regarding overtime pay eligibility for certain “white collar” employees. Affecting an estimated 4.2 million workers, the new regulations more than double the minimum salary level required to satisfy the executive, administrative and professional exemptions. In order to come into compliance with the regulations by December 1, 2016, employers will need to carefully analyze their job classifications and make significant decisions likely to impact budgets and employee morale.
In this seminar, presenting attorneys Mitchell W. Quick and Christine E. Bestor Townsend will outline the Final Rule, covering:
Mitch serves as a trusted advisor to businesses on all aspects of management labor and employment law. Clients value his deep knowledge of employment and labor laws, with an emphasis on wage and hour law. Clients regularly seek his counsel regarding compliance with the many and continually changing labor and employment laws, as well as to address challenging or risky personnel situations.
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