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 and Connecticut Wage Statutes
- Other Connecticut wage laws
- Special issues in wage and hour law
- Wage and hour pitfalls
- Litigation of wage and hour claims/collective actions
8:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
I. Overview Of Wage Laws
A. Who Is An Employee? Independent Contractors/Temporary Employees
B. Overview: Fair Labor Standards Act And Connecticut Wage Statutes
C. Revised Federal Regulations
1. Exempt Employees: Salary Levels
2. On A 'Salary Basis'
3. Permitted And Improper Deductions
4. Window Of Correction/ Safe Harbor
5. Fee Basis
6. Exempt Employees: Executive/Professional/ Administrative/Computer Professionals/Outside Sales/Inside Sales
a. Insurance Claims Adjusters
b. Financial Services
c. Human Resources
10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. 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
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
III. Special Issues In Wage And
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
IV. 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
2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
2:25 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
V. 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
D. Defenses Available To Employers
E. Wage Hour Audits
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. 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 Plaintiff's Seek To Bring