Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

ACPA will offer an update on the overtime rule in a 90-minute webinar on August 16. Erin E. Dolly, Attorney with Hirschfeld Kraemer in San Francisco, will facilitate the training.

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released the long-awaited final regulations for the white collar exemption to the federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which increased the salary threshold from $455 per week or $23,660 annually, to $913 a week or $47,476 annually for a full-year worker. This new legislation will have a significant impact on many institutions of higher education and, particularly, student affairs divisions, as it more than doubles the salary threshold required for employees to qualify as an exempt employee.  
 
Institutions need to be familiar with the new regulations, both what they changed and didn't change, as misclassification of employees as exempt from FLSA overtime requirements is a costly mistake. They will also need to move quickly to plan and implement any necessary changes by the December 1, 2016 compliance deadline.  
 
We will discuss creating an institutional action plan for evaluating your institution’s current practices and transitioning to the requirements of the final rule. We will discuss particular positions and issues relevant to higher education and student affairs including: 
  • Residence life staff, admissions staff/recruiters, assistant coaches and athletic trainers;
  • Part-time and partial-year workers;
  • Understanding what constitutes "on-call" time;
  • Evaluating the best options for compliance given legal, financial, employee morale, and other considerations specific to your institution; and
  • Determining any unintended consequences of electing certain options for compliance.

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Erin Dolly PhotoErin E. Dolly is an attorney at Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP in San Francisco with more than 10 years of experience in higher education administration and higher education law. She has an active advice practice, partnering with clients to develop policies relating to recruiting, hiring, background checks, training, performance management, leave, compensation, benefits, investigations and terminations.

She represents institutions of higher education as well as private employers in legal issues involving employment law, compliance and student affairs issues, including disability compliance and campus sexual assault prevention and response.

She regularly conducts workplace investigations into internal complaints of discrimination and harassment and campus Title IX investigations. She also drafts handbooks, policies and procedures to ensure that her clients are legally compliant and observing best practices.

Erin has co-authored amicus brief submissions to the Supreme Court of the United States in order to ensure that her clients' perspective is represented (e.g., on behalf of current and former student body presidents of University of Texas at Austin in support of race conscious admissions in Fisher v. UT Austin).

Erin is the former dean of students at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she served for over seven years.

Prior to working in higher education, she worked as an attorney in the global employment group in the San Francisco office of Baker & McKenzie.