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Mr. Satin is an attorney in the firm’s Education Law Group, who works primarily on special and regular education issues. Mr. Satin received his Juris Doctorate from Northeastern School of Law. Prior to law school, Mr. Satin worked as an applied behavioral counselor at a private residential school. While at Northeastern School of Law, Mr. Satin participated in the domestic violence clinic and interned at the Boston Juvenile Court, a private special education firm, and two legal service organizations working for people with disabilities, including the Disability Law Center, which he continued to do work for after being admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. Since being admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, Mr. Satin has assisted attorneys with litigation and worked for over two years as a trial attorney for the Child and Family Law Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, where he litigated Care and Protection and Child Requiring Assistance matters at the Middlesex and Essex Juvenile Courts on behalf of indigent children and parents.

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St Florian & Feeney Named By Board of Bar Overseers

MHTL is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have been named by the Board of Bar Overseers to serve as Hearing Officers for the 2019-2021 term. Alisia St. Florian is a Partner in the firm’s Education Department. Focusing her practice on the representation of public school districts and collaborative schools in matters pertaining to special education, student discipline and civil rights matters. Matthew Feeney is an Attorney in the firm’s litigation department, having served as an Assistant District Attorney prior to joining the firm. Matt has extensive trial experience with close to 100 jury trials in his career. MHTL is honored to be the only firm having two of its attorneys serving as BBO Hearing Officers for this upcoming term.

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes [Again] Increasing Salary Minimum for Federal Overtime Exemption

As you know from prior Client Alerts, in 2015 the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed, among other things, increasing the “salary level test” for exempt employees from the current $455 per week (or $23,660/year) to an indexed amount originally proposed at about $970 per week (or $50,440/year).  The DOL also proposed increasing the “highly compensated employee” exemption from the current $100,000 per year to an indexed amount originally proposed at about $123,000 per year.  After those changes were memorialized in a Final Rule, these proposed changes were challenged in court and essentially abandoned by DOL after the 2016 election.

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