Melissa A. Overbeck

Melissa A. Overbeck

Melissa Overbeck focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling, representing companies across a wide variety of industries in all types of employment-related matters. Melissa regularly defends employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and breach of contract in state and federal courts, before state and federal administrative agencies, and in arbitrations.

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New Salary Threshold for Employees Exempt from Overtime

Exempt employees would have to be paid a minimum annual salary of $35,308 in order to be exempt from the overtime and record keeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, under the Department of Labor’s long-awaited proposed new rule. The proposed new salary threshold represents almost a 50% increase over the current threshold of $23,660 but is substantially less … Continue Reading

Employing Anyone in New York? New Anti-Harassment Laws Taking Effect

All employers with even a single employee working in New York City or New York State will be required to meet requirements designed to address sexual harassment under new city and state laws.  Employers with an employee working in New York City must post a formal notice regarding harassment in a conspicuous location on their premises and distribute a harassment … Continue Reading

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