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Businesses today are faced with increasingly complex labor and employment law issues and decisions with respect to their work force, including:

  • Anti-discrimination, harassment, and retaliation laws
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Proper classification of employees and independent contractors
  • Taxation and benefits issues

Dean Mead represents businesses in every aspect of the working relationship, engaging with clients as a meaningful partner who provides day-to-day employment law advice and counsel regarding all levels of work force management. Drawing on our depth of experience in the corporate and legal landscape, we provide a team of employment attorneys to help navigate a wide range of complexities.

With a client-centered focus, Dean Mead is a trusted partner in efficiently and directly bringing resolution to any issue facing your work force, no matter the size.

Our firm also represents executive-level employees and former employees, as well as independent contractors, in their individual working relationships. This may include preparation, review or litigation of items such as:

  • Employment agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Severance or separation agreements
  • Restrictive covenants (such as non-compete clauses, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality provisions)
  • Trade-secret claims

The U.S. Department of Labor recently introduced new rules for classifying white collar workers as exempt from overtime under the Executive, Administrative, and Professional (EAP) exemptions found in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Labor and employment attorney, Nicky Mooney, discusses the new rules that are mandated to take effect on December 1st. They will have significant impact on your business and here’s what you need to know.

US Department of Labor Overtime Rules – What are the Impacts to Your Business?

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