The New Overtime Rules: How to Comply
The long-awaited (and long-feared) changes to federal overtime law were just published—and they promise to have a dramatic effect on the way you pay, classify and manage your employees. Is your organization 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 (jumping from $23,660 to $47,476 per year) means millions more employees will become eligible for overtime.
On Wednesday, June 8, join attorney Anniken Davenport for a clear explanation of these rules, plus practical advice on how your organization should respond and prepare right now.
The first 100 people to register will receive our special report, The 2016 Overtime Rules: How to Comply. It breaks down the new regulations into plain English and includes handy exemption checklists and tests to help you decipher who is eligible for overtime under the 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 this summer.
On June 8, 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… and what does the new 10% rule mean?
- Should you lower the hourly equivalent rates of pay for formerly exempt workers to make up for new overtime hours?
- How do the new rules specifically impact nonprofits and educational institutions?
- 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?
- If you convert exempt workers to hourly, how do you stop them from putting in extra hours (checking email, working at home) now that their status has changed?
- 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 June 8, 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. Early Registration Bonus. The first 100 people who register for this webinar will receive our special report, The 2016 Overtime Rules: How to Comply, your reference guide to the new regulation changes and total FLSA compliance.
P.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll receive one month of Premium Plus Online—our comprehensive electronic information service. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks"—your choice.
P.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, website access 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 Bonus:
The first 100 people to register for the webinar will receive our special report, The 2016 Overtime Rules: How to Comply. It's your up-to-the-minute reference guide to total FLSA compliance. It breaks down the new regulations into plain English and includes checklists and exemption tests so you don't make a single classification misstep.
Extra Added Bonus:
You'll also receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online — our comprehensive electronic information service at TheHRSpecialist.com. Premium Plus Online features more than 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" — your choice.
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