According to this story in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly, the Department of Labor has issued an opinion letter on January 7 stating that even a paralegal with a four year degree and a paralegal certificate does not qualify for an exemption to overtime pay requirements. I couldn’t easily find the opinion letter on the website. If someone wants to send me the link, I’ll update this post.

Oklahoma City attorney Bill Wells has generously allowed me to post his informative paper entitled "The New Overtime Regulations: Information for Attorney Employers and Employment Attorneys" that was presented at our OBA Annual Meeting last November. As with any CLE paper, this is informational and should not be considered as legal advice. It is 25 pages in PDF format.