U.S. Department of Labor to present free seminars in McAlester


Note: The FLSA Overtime Rule training event scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2016 has been cancelled. On November 22, a federal judge in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide, temporary injunction preventing the Overtime Final Rule from going into effect on December 1. In light of this decision, the Department of Labor is postponing any related training events concerning the FLSA Overtime Rule. The Davis-Bacon training hosted by the Kiamichi Technology Center will take place as planned on the afternoon of November 30.

MCALESTER , OK (Nov. 15, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Labor will present two seminars on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the Auditorium at Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester. The event is free and open to the public.

The first seminar, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., is designed to help organizations understand the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and prepare for the new overtime rules that go into effect on Dec. 1. The updated regulations increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay across the country. The seminar is for employers and employees, business owners, human resources representatives, managers and supervisors, payroll professionals, chief financial officers, etc.

The second seminar will focus on the Davis Bacon Compliance Principles: Certified Payroll and Conformances. It will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 set wage rate requirements on government-funded construction projects. All contractors and subcontractors who perform work on government construction contracts and federally-assisted construction projects over $2,000 are required to submit weekly-certified payroll reports to ensure government contract compliance. Small business owners, human resources representatives, payroll professionals and other individuals involved in managing Davis Bacon requirements are encouraged to attend.

Both seminars will be presented by Jessica Parker, an outreach and planning specialist with the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. She provides community outreach and compliance education to employees, employers and stakeholders. Her work also involves planning, monitoring and evaluating progress for the agency’s local, regional and national initiatives.

The seminars are sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College and Kiamichi Technology Centers. Pre-registration is encouraged. Email your company name and number of attendees to jbills@eosc.edu for the FLSA seminar and rdegiacomo@ktc.edu for the certified payroll seminar.

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