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Leighton Davis Henderson provides representation and legal counsel to Liebert Cassidy Whitmore clients in matters pertaining to employment and labor law. Leighton has represented public safety agencies, cities, and counties at all levels of the litigation process, including administrative hearings and grievance arbitrations, trial, and appeal. Leighton also works closely with her clients in order to help them avoid litigation, providing ongoing advice and counsel on a variety of personnel issues, including investigations into suspected employee misconduct, discipline, and compliance with the POBR, FBOR, and state and federal leave laws.

hourglass-small.jpgWhat is the Section 7(k) Exemption?

Unless an overtime exemption applies, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay their employees overtime compensation for any work performed in excess of 40 hours in a workweek, defined as seven consecutive days.  While the white collar overtime exemptions (administrative, executive and professional) set forth in