The New Overtime Rules:
How to Comply, How to Prepare
Employers are about to be hit with the biggest change to U.S. wage-and-hour law in more than a decade. Will your organization be ready to comply?
Don't get caught flat-footed by the U.S. Department of Labor's highly controversial rewrite of the overtime exemption rules. A hefty increase in the salary threshold (proposed to jump from $23,660 to $50,440 per year) will mean millions more employees would become eligible for overtime.
On Wednesday, March 2, join attorney Anniken Davenport for a clear explanation of these proposed rules, plus practical advice on how your organization should respond and prepare for the final regulations coming this year.
The first 100 registrants will also receive a copy of Anniken's special report, Exempt or Nonexempt? How to Make the Call and Avoid FLSA Overtime Lawsuits, plus a handy checklist to help you decipher exempt/nonexempt status under the proposed new rules.
When the DOL last tried to revise the FLSA exemption regulations in 2004, overtime lawsuits exploded nationwide (see chart). Experts say that trend is likely to continue when the complex new FLSA regulations take effect.
On March 2, you'll learn the nuts and bolts of the new rules plus answers to strategic questions like:
- Should you convert exempt workers to hourly status rather than pay increased weekly base salary?
- How should you deal with new exempt classification rules?
- When should you add bonuses and other incentives to base pay to meet new minimum weekly base salary?
- Should you lower the hourly equivalent rates of pay for formerly exempt workers to make up for new overtime hours?
- Should you rewrite your job descriptions? If so, how?
- Should you hire part-time employees in lieu of paying full-time workers overtime?
- Are you prepared for increased recordkeeping?
- How will more hourly positions impact your recruiting efforts — can you hire more professional independent contractors to perform exempt work at lower rates?
Plus, you'll have the opportunity to ask Anniken your own questions about these complex, confusing new rules.
Your executive team will expect you to understand what the DOL rules say, what they mean and how your organization should respond. On March 2, learn how to comply with these all-important overtime rules and restructure your compensation in the most legally safe and financially sound way.
Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
P.S. Three bonus gifts. The first 100 people who register for this webinar will receive our Special Report, Exempt or Nonexempt? How to Make the Call and Avoid FLSA Overtime Lawsuits. Plus, you'll receive a brand-new checklist that allows you to make the classification decision based on these new DOL regulations. Finally, so you can keep up-to-date on the finalization of these rules, you'll receive five issues of the HR LAW WEEKLY newsletter.
P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If The New Overtime Rules: How to Comply, How to Prepare fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition — no hassles, no questions asked. Your conference materials and Registration Bonuses are yours to keep.
CD Recording & Download: $197
Webinar, CD Recording & Download: $297
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
About Your Speaker:
Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and the editor of the HR Specialist state employment law newsletter series. She has authored several books, including Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues, published by HR Specialist. She is the co-author of the upcoming Labor & Employment Law for the 21st Century by Prentice Hall. Anniken has served as a professor at Penn State University, where she taught business law and HR management, and she directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. Her legal career includes representing government units in discrimination and other
employment law cases and representing school districts in labor negotiations.
Early Registration Bonuses:
The first 100 people to register will receive our Special Report, Exempt or Nonexempt? How to Make the Call and Avoid FLSA Overtime Lawsuits. This 22-page Executive Summary offers advice on FLSA compliance and includes a self-audit checklist that will allow you to make the Exempt or Nonexempt decision using the current exemption rules.
Don't guess at where your employees will fall on the exempt/nonexempt scale under these new rules. Use this simple checklist to analyze the salary limit and duties tests for the FLSA's executive, administrative and professional exemptions. The new-rules checklist will serve as a key planning tool over the coming year.
Extra Added Bonus:
You'll also receive 5 issues of the HR LAW WEEKLY newsletter. Every Wednesday, our team of attorneys and HR pros reviews the latest case law and regulations that may impact you. We'll also show you how to "lawsuit-proof” your HR practices – from avoiding handbook mistakes to training managers on hiring and firing the right way, and much more. To make sure you continue to benefit from this advice, we'll keep HR LAW WEEKLY coming for just $79/quarter until you tell us "no, thanks.”
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