A major challenge for lawyers, accountants, business owners and human resource professionals is ensuring that their company and/or client is in compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws. Wage and hour laws are extensive and complex and claims against employers in virtually every industry are on the rise. In particular, employers often misunderstand the exemptions to wage and hour's overtime requirements and fail to properly classify an employee, resulting in potential back pay violations. Even where employees have been properly classified as exempt from overtime, employers will sometimes inadvertently destroy the exempt status, exposing themselves to liability for back pay. This seminar will explain the various exemptions from overtime, how to take advantage of them and how to avoid using them. In addition, issues pertaining to Louisiana's state wage and hour laws will be discussed.
- The new federal overtime requirement
- Salary deductions from exempt employees' pay
- Calculating 'working time'
- Child labor violations
- Hiring, firing and everything in between
- The attendee will be able to discuss child labor violations.
- The attendee will be able to identify salary deductions from exempt employees' pay.
- The attendee will be able to review the new federal overtime requirements.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. The New Federal Overtime Requirements
10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Misclassifying Non-Exempt Employees As Exempt
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
III. Salary Deductions From Exempt Employees' Pay
10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
IV. Treating Employees As Independent Contractors
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
V. Bonuses Not Included In Regular Rate Calculations
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
VI. Calculating 'Working Time'
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
VII. Non-Payment For Training
1:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
VIII. Child Labor Violations
1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
IX. Failure To Pay Overtime
2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
XI. Erroneous Use Of Comp Time
2:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
2:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XII. Hiring, Firing And Everything In Between