Three Best – Employment Lawyers

The selected attorney, Trinidad Galdean, as one of the 3 Best Employment Lawyers in Wichita, Kansas.  The site uses its 50-Point Inspection that includes “checking customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, and cost to the general excellence.” Trinidad was the only individual attorney selected.  Trinidad represents businesses, management and individuals in employment and immigration legal matters.  While he is licensed in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska, Trinidad represents clients throughout the U.S.

With 25 years of legal experience, Trinidad is a frequent speaker on employment and immigration topics to Human Resource associations, Chambers of Commerce, Municipal associations, and other industry associations in various states.


Family and Medical Leave Update for Employers

FMLA Update – Just prior to the Memorial Day, the Department of Labor issued the new FMLA forms.  Employers need to update these forms when dealing with leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  Employers need to be aware of the changes in the forms.  A summary of the changes is referenced here.

Overtime Changes – New Proposed Rules Coming

For the past year, employers and human resource professionals have been on the “look-out” for proposed changes to the overtime exemption regulations. The Department of Labor Secretary, Tom Perez, announced yesterday that the proposed rule on the changes was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review.  After this review, the proposed rule will be published for review and comments by the public. The proposed rule would update which workers are exempt from overtime and will increase the salary threshold needed to earn as an exempt employee. Employers looking to address the changes to overtime exemptions should make sure they have experienced employment law counsel to provide advice on the changes.

Overtime Pay – Changes to the Exemptions for Overtime

In an interview yesterday with the KWCH Channel 12,  we discussed the upcoming changes in overtime pay exemptions.  While individuals may be exempt from overtime now, the updated regulations (anticipated this month or next) may change that.  The attached video provides a very brief overview.