Employment Law Bulletin

Millions of White Collar Workers to be Eligible for Overtime Under Newly Proposed Dept. of Labor Rule By Russell Landy, Partner  The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has announced a proposed rule change that would extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million white collar workers by more than doubling the salary threshold for an employee…


Judge Rudy Ruiz Fundraiser

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Peter Valori will co-host a fundraiser supporting the retention of The Honorable Rodolfo “Rudy” Ruiz As Circuit Court Judge. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Lipscomb, Eisenberg & Baker, PL (2 South Biscayne Blvd. PH 3800). RSVP to Lisa Lehner at Llehner@lebfirm.com or 786-431-2253. Visit…


Peter Valori to Participate in ABA Meeting On Issues Concerning Fees and Sanctions

Peter F. Valori, as Co-Chair of the Business Torts Subcommittee of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, will co-host a non-CLE presentation entitled “Attorney Fee Awards and Sanctions from the Judges Perspective”, which will be an interactive meeting and discussion that will be held at…


Melanie Damian, Hunter Wise Receiver, Strikes Deal With Attorneys Over Scheme

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Melanie E. Damian, the court-appointed equity receiver for Hunter Wise Commodities LLC, recently asked a Florida federal judge to sign off on a settlement ending claims that the firm’s outside counsel failed to properly advise Hunter Wise on the legal risks of its $46 million precious metals investment scam. Ms. Damian, has agreed to settle her $1…