BREAKFAST BRIEFING: US Department of Labor New Overtime Rule
Join the South Tampa Chamber for a Breakfast Briefing
with the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its long-awaited Final Overtime Rule to update the federal overtime regulations governing which employees are entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay under the federal wage and hour law by increasing the salary level required under the executive, administrative and professional (EAP) white collar exemptions. The Final Overtime Rule is effective as of January 1, 2020.
About our speaker...
Lourdes Bahr, Community Outreach and Planning Specialist
United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
Lourdes Bahr is Emory University graduate and a former federal investigator for the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor. She began her career with the Department of Labor as a Wage Hour Investigator Tampa DO in 1997. As an investigator, she enforced a variety of Acts that included MSPA (Agriculture), Child Labor, Government Contracts, Fair Labor Standards, Family Medical Leave and the H program wage requirements for guest worker visas.
She has been involved in several successful litigation cases playing key role in its favorable outcome for the US Department of Labor. In 2013 and 2014 she was awarded the Secretary Honor Award- Secretary Exceptional Achievement Award for her work with Agricultural workers. In 2014 she was awarded the Secretary Honor Award- Tampa Restaurant Strategic Enforcement and Secretary Honor Award- Impact Award Tampa Agricultural Enforcement. In additional, she has been awarded numerous Exemplary Performance reviews and serves a trainer for the new investigator hires.
Currently, she is the Community Outreach and Planning Specialist for the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor and travels throughout Central Florida providing federal labor law training as well as acquiring information on non-compliant industries for planning of directed investigations.