This seminar is designed for human resource and payroll professionals, accountants, business and office managers, presidents, vice presidents, CFOs and controllers.
Employers find it increasingly challenging to keep informed of the multitude of labor and employment laws in place today. It is critical for employers to stay informed because of the significant impact these laws have on the bottom line.
The wage and hour laws are extensive and complex and claims against employers in virtually every industry are on the rise. It is important for employers to understand the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act, including the recent changes, to their particular business in order to avoid or limit exposure and successfully defend against alleged violations.
Labor lawyers who practice in this area of the law will convey to you the nuts and bolts of wage and hour laws and employer strategies to enable you to operate in compliance with wage and hour laws, as well as mount successful defenses to wage and hour claims.
8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
I. Overview Of Wage Laws
A. Who Is An Employee?
B. Independent Contractors/Temporary Employees
II. Overview: Fair Labor Standards Act And Wage Statutes
III. Exempt Employees: Executive/Professional/Administrative
A. Exempt Employees: Executive/Professional/Administrative
B. Computer Professionals
C. Outside Sales/Inside Sales
D. Paying Exempt Employees: On A Salary Basis
IV. Pending Federal Regulations
A. Exempt Employees
B. On A Salary Basis
C. Window Of Correction
10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
10:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
V. Other Connecticut Wage Laws
A. Minimum Wage
B. The Regular Rate
C. Daily Overtime
D. Overtime For Non-Exempt Employees
1. The Work Week
2. The Regular Rate
3. Daily Overtime
4. Averaging Work Weeks
5. Compensatory Time Off
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
VI. Special Issues In Wage And Hour Law
A. On Call Time: Commuting Time/Travel Time
C. Vacation And Holiday Pay
D. Breaks And Lunch Hours
E. The Hire Letter
F. Deductions From Wages
G. FMLA And CFMLA Consideration
VII. Wage And Hour Pitfalls
A. Calculating Overtime Compensation
B. “White Collar” Exemptions
C. Record-Keeping Requirements
D. Commissions And Bonuses: Recent Connecticut Supreme Court Decision
2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Litigation Of Wage And Hour Claims/Collective Actions
A. The Federal Wage-Hour Laws
B. Step-By-Step Guide Through The Civil Complaint Procedures
C. Practical Guidelines For Handling Department Of Labor Investigations
D. Defenses Available To Employers
E. Wage Hour Audits