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    Date: June 9, 2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Jim Lane:
    DACC Workforce Center
    2345 Nevada Ave.
    Las Cruces, NM
    Members: $15; Non-Members: $20; Student SHRM Members (Full time students): $5
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    Update on the New Regulations for the Department of Labor FLSA Overtime Rule and Employee Status​

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    **No credit card payment options are available at this time.  Cash or check should be paid at meeting check-in. For invoice requests, please email Melissa at

    This activity has been approved for 1 (Business) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.  

    For additional questions, email or contact Roseann at 575-644-7602.


    Topic:  Update on the New Regulations for the Department of Labor FLSA Overtime Rule and Employee Status

    Speaker:  John S. Collins, Attorney; Scott Hulse Attorneys

    John Collins is an associate attorney practicing in the Litigation, Labor & Employment, Education, and Construction Law practice groups. He represents employers before various administrative agencies and is licensed in both Texas and New Mexico. 

    In the area of labor and employment law, John has experience representing employers before various administrative agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Department of Insurance, the New Mexico Human Right Bureau, the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Texas Education Agency.

    John earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, cum laude, from Baylor Law School, where he was an Executive Editor for the Baylor Law Review and member of the Baylor Barrister Society. An article written by John was selected for publication in the Baylor Law Review, and it received the Irene G. and Jimmy Wisch Award for Best Article in the Area of Civil Rights and was selected as one of the best student-written law review articles by the State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Section. John was also a quarterfinalist in the Strasburger and Price Moot Court Competition, where he was named one of the competition’s four best speakers. While in law school, John interned at the Harris County Attorney’s Office. In addition, John received the Dean’s Academic Excellence Full-Tuition Scholarship in law school.

    Before attending law school, John earned a Bachelor of Arts degrees, summa cum laude, in History and English from Texas A&M University. At A&M, John was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

    Regarding community engagement, John is a member of several professional organizations, including the El Paso Bar Association and the El Paso Young Lawyers Association.

    You will learn:  
    1.  Changes in Exempt Status and How to Manage It
    2.  Implementation Dates
    3.  New Threshold Limits on Salary
    4.  Incremental Increases Every Three Years
    5.  Highly Compensated Employees