Nothing is more important to employees than what is in their paychecks. If it isn't right, they will let you know. And if you violate the law, they might let the Department of Labor know. Then you could be facing serious problems: an audit, a lawsuit and financial liability.
This seminar will bring you together with management labor attorneys knowledgeable about wage and hour law who will clearly explain not only your legal obligations, but also your opportunities for minimizing liability risks and maximizing opportunities for reducing payroll costs. If you miss this seminar, you will miss a lot, but your employees will not miss a thing when their next paychecks come around. Join us for an informative day which will help you keep a step ahead of your employees on payday.
- Overview: Fair Labor Standards Act
- New federal regulations
- Wage and hour pitfalls
- Litigation of wage and hour claims/collective actions - plaintiffs' perspective
- Litigation of wage and hour claims/collective actions - defendants' perspective
- The attendee will be able to discuss the new federal regulations.
- The attendee will be able to identify other wage issues.
- The attendee will be able to review the calculation of overtime compensation.
8:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
I. Introduction To Wage Laws
A. Who Is An Employee?
B. Independent Contractors/Temporary Employees
II. Overview: Fair Labor
III. New Federal Regulations
A. Exempt Employees: Salary Levels
B. On A 'Salary Basis'
C. Permitted And Improper Deductions
D. Window Of Correction/Safe Harbor
E. Fee Basis
F. Exempt Employees: Executive/Professional/Administrative/Computer Professionals
1. Insurance Claims
2. Financial Services
3. Human Resources
10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Other Wage Issues
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. Averaging Work Weeks
4. Compensatory Time Off
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
V. Other Issues In Wage And
A. On Call Time: Commuting
C. Vacation And Holiday Pay
D. Breaks And Lunch Hours
E. Deductions From Wages
F. FMLA Considerations
G. Child Labor
VI. Wage and Hour Pitfalls
A. Calculating Overtime Compensation
B. 'White Collar' Exemptions
C. Record-Keeping Requirements
D. Commissions And Bonuses
2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
2:25 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
VII. Litigation Of Wage And Hour
Claims/Collective Actions –
A. Single Plaintiff, Multi-Plaintiff And Class Action Cases
B. Common Missteps By Employers
C. Types Of Claims Plaintiffs Seek To Bring
3:00 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