O’Melveny’s KohSweeney Examines Impact of New Overtime Standards on California

May 24, 2016

O’Melveny partner Adam KohSweeney authored the May 24, 2016 Daily Journal article, “What Overtime Standards Mean for California.” In the piece, KohSweeney discusses the Department of Labor’s rule expanding overtime pay protections, announced May 18, 2016, which raises the minimum salary requirement to qualify for the white collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

California employers, KohSweeney writes, “will need to make the same hard choices as employers in other states — having to choose between increasing compensation, stripping employees of desirable exempt status (thereby affecting morale), re-arranging work schedules, etc.”

KohSweeney is based in San Francisco and works on matters involving an array of labor- and employment-related issues under federal and state law.