The Fair Labor Standards Act has been around since 1938. After all these
years, you’d think it would be clear and easy by now. But the fact is: It’s
getting even harder to apply these laws to a quickly changing workplace.
With the increasing scope of responsibilities employees are handling, the
line between exempt vs. non-exempt classifications are more confusing now
than they were five years ago. In fact, Wage and Hour Laws cause more
questions in the HR and payroll departments than practically anything else.
answers for even the most organized and informed HR & Payroll professional
Congress and the courts are still battling it out over many of the finer
points, and one decision seems to contradict the next. As a result, even the
most conscientious and hardworking HR people become more confused. Make a
mistake and you end up under investigation by the Department of Labor or get
hit with a costly, time-consuming lawsuit from an employee.
The Wage and Hour
Law Compliance seminar is built to help you meet your challenges.
We’ve developed this information-packed, one-day seminar to clarify the
latest decisions and applications of the Fair Labor Standards Act. When it
comes to something as important as employee wages, you know you can’t make
assumptions and hope you’re right. You’ve got to have a solid working
knowledge of the definitions and applications of this dynamic law. Anything
less than that could spell trouble for your organization.
Even though this is must-attend
training for all HR and Payroll Professionals, forget the idea of boring
Hearing or reading through the laws won’t do you much good if you don’t know
how it all applies. You’re going to learn from court decisions and hear
examples of cases that have cost other organizations plenty. You’ll find
yourself participating in lively discussions … not only learning from your
trainer but also from your peers. Bring plenty of questions along that day.
You’ll leave with the solid answers you’ve been wanting.
Here’s a sample of your training day …
- Put your employees to the test: exempt vs. non-exempt
classifications that leave no doubt
- Make sure your contractors are not considered employees
by DOL standards
- Know what’s on the clock and what’s not: Use
straightforward time calculation methods
- Get samples of recordkeeping forms that will make your
- Calculate comp time, overtime, travel, and on-call time
- Understand FLSA rules as they apply to government
workers and those with special industry exceptions
- Deal with subminimum wages and training wages with
Avoid the violations, penalties and lawsuits that come
from not understanding the law. Spend one day and leave with rock-solid
knowledge and the confidence to make the right decisions. Protect your
organization and your career. It couldn’t be easier.
What You’ll Learn
- You’ve got an exempt employee whose absences exceed
sick time allowed. Can you dock this employee for the extra hours away
- How should you compensate non-exempt employees during a
business trip? Should exempt employees earn comp time?
- Can you deduct money owed to your company from a
non-exempt employee’s paycheck? How about if this person is making minimum
- Are employees entitled to wages on the days the
business is closed due to bad weather?
- How much consideration does the DOL give to job titles?
What is the most accurate way to evaluate exempt vs. non-exempt status?
- What are the best timekeeping and recordkeeping methods
for the way your company runs?
- Are “inside sales staff” still FLSA exempt?
- Some of the hourly employees work on computers. Do they
qualify under Computer Professionals Exempt category?
- Are they off the clock or around the clock? How do the
FLSA rules apply to meal times, “on-call,” “standby” or training hours?
- If you pay an exempt employee overtime, have you blown
the exempt status?
- The private vs. the public sector: How do you deal with
the special rules regarding police officers, paramedics, firefighters and
other government workers?
No matter what kind of organization you work for or
business that you do, interpreting FLSA has led to plenty of challenging
questions and gray areas to interpret. This one-day seminar will give you
all the information you need to make informed, accurate and confident
decisions. Don’t put your career or your organization at risk. Get solid
answers to your HR questions.
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- The short and long
of exempt vs. non-exempt criteria testing
- Why the short test
criteria may cause you to make errors
- Know if your
contractors should be paid as employees
- The increasing
importance and gray areas of the Salary Basis Regulation
- Cautions for using
titles as a classification method for employees
- Can or should
exempt employees ever earn overtime?
- Dealing with the
- The problems with
determinations for outside sales staff
- Production workers
with administrative duties
- Hiring the young
worker: What can they do, how long can they work … any exceptions?
- The pitfalls of using comp time with exempt and
- Overtime and the part-time worker
- Clocking telecommuters and home-based workers
- Travel time, training time and meal times
- Must you pay for attendance at meetings outside the
employee’s normal schedule?
- Dealing with small tasks that employees perform while
not strictly on the clock
- Use “time off” and “prepayment” plans that balance
- Jury duty, military leave and other special
- When the office shuts down for a day or two: Are wages
- Do the courts agree whether exempt employees take off
anything less than a full day?
- Making timely and accurate severance paychecks
Keeping Records Complete
- Keeping track of exempt employees’ hours
- Timekeeping methods and rounding off
- When FMLA, COBRA and unemployment insurance come into
- Garnishments: Understanding and applying the rules
- Recent decisions about stock options and the role of
- When can you dock an employee’s salary and for what
- How to handle problems regarding a final paycheck
- Salaries with commissions or tips
- Reducing an exempt employee’s salary or dealing with
suspension time due to disciplinary measures
- How long do you need to keep timecards, employee
earnings statements and other payroll records?
Industry Exceptions and Unions
- Working out comp time in lieu of overtime
- Volunteer workers in the public sector
- Special applications for police, firefighters,
paramedics and emergency response staff
- Check if you are on target with compensable hours for
“tour of duty” employees
- Does your industry have special exemptions? Find out
- Recordkeeping red flags inspectors look for
- Avoiding accusations of retaliation and discrimination
- Writing job descriptions that protect your exemptions
- The do’s and dont's of conducting your own FLSA
- Using the “window of correction” appropriately to DOL
- Personnel policies that could leave you open for
- “Subject to” reduction violations under the salary
- The most common violations and how to avoid them
- Communicate clearly with employees about salary and
- The good faith defense and statute of limitations
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