Bond's 8th Annual Higher Education Briefing Series: The FLSA for Colleges and Universities 

July 30, 2009

Briefing Series Overview
For more than 100 years, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC has been providing a broad array of legal services to colleges and universities across the United States. In 2008 alone, Bond provided services to nearly 100 colleges and universities in roles ranging from serving as outside general counsel to representation as "specialty counsel" on particular matters.

We are pleased to announce our 8th Annual Briefing Series focusing specifically on issues of interest to colleges and universities. These programs are designed to provide current, practical and topical information for senior administrators, general counsel, HR personnel, risk managers and other decision-makers.

This year, in recognition of both the geographic diversity of our client base and the challenging economic times, we have altered our format. All programs will be offered in a Webinar format that will allow participants to attend from the convenience of their own offices or in group settings on their own campuses. We look forward to your participation.

This program will provide a brief overview of the general wage and hour rules applicable under the Fair Labor Standards Act, with an emphasis on qualifying a position for exempt status and understanding the impact of exempt status. In addition, the program will focus on those campus positions which constantly provide colleges and universities with the biggest challenges, including work study students; teaching and research assistants; coaches; admissions personnel; and residence life personnel (including resident assistants and similar positions).

JOHN S. HO is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (B.A., 1992) and St. Johns University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1997) where he was a member of the American Bankruptcy Law Review (1993-1994).

Mr. Ho exclusively represents management in all aspects of Labor and Employment Law, with specific experience in wage and hour matters including the FLSA and the New York State Labor Law; the Occupational Safety and Health Act; FMLA; discrimination claims; federal and state Department of Labor audits; collective bargaining, arbitrations and workplace investigations. He served as a prosecutor with the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, where he prosecuted numerous FLSA and OSHA cases and was part of the litigation team that recovered approximately $4 million under the FLSA on behalf of New York State Environmental Conservation Officers. While at the Department, Mr. Ho also received a Commendation from OSHA's Regional Administrator for his prosecution of a discrimination complaint under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act. Mr. Ho's practice often includes assisting employers from Fortune 500 companies to non-profit child welfare agencies with conducting internal wage and hour audits and Labor Department compliance audits. Mr. Ho has defended numerous types of employers including a number of national retail stores against dual filed collective actions under the FLSA and the New York State Labor Law. He frequently lectures on FLSA, OSHA and Labor Department audits.