Proposed Changes To Overtime Exemption Rules Will Increase Your Payroll Expenses in 2016

pulling timeActing at the direction of President Obama to update Federal wage and hour regulations, the Department Of Labor (“DOL”) has proposed new rules governing overtime exemptions for so-called “white collar” employees. The DOL has the legal authority to make and enforce these changes independently; no Congressional review or approval is needed. Once the new rules take effect in 2016, they will significantly increase employees’ overtime earnings and the associated payroll expense to businesses.

Read full article here:  December 2015 – Overtime Pay

Official Statement Regarding the Emilie Olsen Family Lawsuit

Rendigs was retained by the Olsen family to investigate the 2014 death of their 13 year old daughter, Emilie.  After months of gathering and reviewing hundreds of documents, conducting numerous interviews, and reviewing applicable law, it is our conclusion that Emilie’s suicide is a direct result of the sustained bullying, discrimination, and harassment that she suffered at Fairfield City Public Schools.

On December 11, 2015, Rendigs filed a 22-count Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against the Fairfield City School District and others on behalf of the Olsen family.  We will vigorously pursue this case in order to vindicate our clients’ rights and to affect change within the Fairfield school system.

Respecting the privacy of the family during this difficult time is of the utmost concern, and, as such, we and the Olsen family aim to advance this case in the courtroom, not the media.  No further statements will be made at this time.

Rendigs is proud of the 10 attorneys who have been selected to the 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list.

Karen Carroll – Medical Malpractice, Defense
Thomas Evans –  Medical Malpractice, Defense
Michael Foley – Business Litigation
W. Roger Fry – General Litigation
William Fry – RISING STAR, Business Litigation
Jeffrey Hines – Medical Malpractice, Defense
Peter Ney – Product Liability Defense
David Peck – Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arthur Phelps (Ted) – Health Care
Jonathan Saxton – General Litigation

Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit