Wage & Hour Law 2015: Employee Classification Workshop & New Overtime Rules
"The number of small businesses facing overtime lawsuits has exploded."
- Fortune magazine
Businesses of ALL shapes and sizes are being forced to pay out big bucks for misclassifying employees and failing to pay proper overtime.
Is your company vulnerable? Department of Labor officials estimate that more than 70% of employers are out of compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)!
Plus, President Obama last month proposed the biggest overhaul of overtime law in U.S. history. This includes a DOUBLING of the salary threshold, making managers eligible for overtime pay if their salary falls below $50,440 per year ($970 per week). This will make millions more employees eligible for overtime—and force new costs, confusion and decisions onto you! Don't get caught in the DOL's regulation changes and growing enforcement net!
On Wednesday, August 19, find out if you're at risk — and what to do about it — in our newest webinar, Wage & Hour Law 2015: Employee Classification Workshop & New Overtime Rules.
The number of FLSA-related lawsuits in federal courts has spiked dramatically in the past decade.
If you're like most employers, your payroll is strewn with misclassified employees — ticking time bombs that could cost you a fortune. And the Obama administration's Department of Labor is cracking down harder than ever on overtime law
Also, the upcoming spike in the salary threshold will force every company to make hard choices. How should you adjust schedules and hours to minimize the impact? Should you convert exempt into hourly workers? Raise base salaries now? Hire part-timers? Use bonuses?
On August 19, Anniken Davenport, Esq., who literally wrote the book on wage-and-hour compliance, will offer practical, step-by-step FLSA compliance advice.
Learn how to master the ins and outs of this complex law. You'll discover:
- How to correctly classify employees as either nonexempt (eligible for overtime) or exempt (not eligible). We will provide you with checklists to make the Exempt vs. Nonexempt decision under both the current and proposed rules.
- The details and timeline of President Obama's big overtime proposal—and how your organization should respond now.
- Why allowing exempt employees to take on extra work can be dangerous.
- How to plan ahead for the upcoming FLSA regulation rewrite.
- Special circumstances when you must pay hourly workers for travel time, on-call hours, meal breaks and training periods.
- How to control after-hours work in the era of email, smartphones and PDAs.
- When the law allows you to dock the pay of salaried employees.
- The single most effective way to discipline employees who work unauthorized overtime.
- What to do if you've been misclassifying employees as exempt and need to fix the problem before DOL knocks on the door.
- What may soon require you to rethink using independent contractors.
Plus, this interactive webinar allows you to have your question about overtime and the FLSA answered by a true expert, attorney Anniken Davenport.
When the DOL rewrote the federal overtime laws a decade ago, the goal was to reduce the confusion over exempt vs. nonexempt status. But as even a top Labor official admitted, "We thought [the new regulation] would fix that. It really hasn't.”
The upcoming overtime-rule changes have injected even more confusion into the mix.
Please join us at this empowering event — so you can find and defuse your payroll mistakes before they trigger a lawsuit or Department of Labor investigation.
Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
P.S. Three early-bird bonus gifts. The first 50 people who register for this webinar will receive our Special Report, Exempt or Nonexempt? How to Make the Call and Avoid FLSA Overtime Lawsuits. This 22-page executive summary and self-audit checklist will allow you to make the Exempt or Nonexempt decision in total confidence. You'll also receive a free checklist to help you determine overtime status of employees under the new regulations. Plus, you'll receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online — our comprehensive electronic information service at TheHRSpecialist.com.
P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Wage & Hour Law 2015: Employee Classification Workshop & New Overtime Rules 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 Early-Bird Registration Bonuses are yours to keep.
Multimedia CD & Download: $197
Webinar, Multimedia CD & 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 #1:
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.
Early Registration Bonus #2:
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.
Early Registration Bonus #3:
Last but not least, you'll receive one month of access to Premium Plus Online—our comprehensive electronic information service at TheHRSpecialist.com. Premium Plus Online features 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.
This event has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). "The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria
to be pre-approved for recertification credit."