|“Lawsuits have exploded nationwide … Because wage-and-hour laws have been so widely violated, undetonated legal land mines remain buried in countless companies.”
Walmart: $640 million
IBM: $65 million
Siebel Systems: $27.5 million
These aren’t sales or profit numbers. These are lawsuit damages each company was forced to pay for making avoidable overtime, payroll and other Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mistakes.
Even the EEOC – the federal agency that protects workers from bias – was recently found to have violated overtime law. If the feds can’t even get the law right, how are you supposed to understand it?
If you’re like most employers, your payroll is strewn with misclassified employees and other FLSA mistakes – ticking time bombs that could cost you a fortune.
At the same time, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is promising to crack down this year on wage-and-hour law violators. DOL is adding 250 new field investigators – a staff increase of more than a third this year. This is NOT the year to make an FLSA mistake.
To see if you’re walking into an FLSA trap, test your knowledge:
Learn these and many more FLSA answers by listening in to our popular webinar, Wage-ing War: The 10 FLSA Traps You Must Recognize and Avoid.
- When an hourly employee travels across town or across the country, which hours are paid? What if a delayed flight causes an unexpected overnight stay?
- If employees are required to change into a uniform at work, must you pay them for that time? If so, how s-l-o-w-l-y can they change clothes while the clock is running?
- No matter how many times you tell employees to punch in and out, they occasionally forget. What recourse do you have with repeat offenders?
- Your exempt employee went on vacation but occasionally checked e-mail from the beach. Can that later be used as evidence in an overtime case?
- A management trainee works alongside hourly workers for his first week. Does that put his FLSA exemption in jeopardy?
Attendees at our recent Labor and Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) Symposium showered rave reviews on Wage-ing War presenters, attorneys Carol Bernick and John Coleman:
“Great high-level overview” … “Great speakers” … “Practical, realistic and really important” … “Good speakers and good practical advice” … “Very good information”
Don’t fall into an FLSA trap! You may be needlessly overpaying employees. Worse yet, you may be denying them fair pay while you “court” a lawsuit. You’ll know your rights and theirs when you join us Nov. 24 for this compelling and instructive event.
Editorial Director, HR Specialist
P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If you decide that Wage-ing War isn’t all we’ve promised and more, we will refund 100% of your tuition. No questions asked – and your FREE gift of the FLSA Compliance Guide will be yours to keep.
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 24
Time: 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET
This event has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI
Registration Bonus: FLSA Compliance Guide: A Practical Reference Tool on Wage-and-Hour Law. Revised FLSA regulations mean you may be able to reduce payroll expenses by reclassifying many white-collar workers as exempt. Let the FLSA Compliance Guide help you take advantage of the savings and avoid the pitfalls of misclassifying workers as exempt or nonexempt. This concise guide normally sells for $29.95, but if you register now to attend Wage-ing War: The 10 FLSA Traps You Must Recognize and Avoid, we’ll send you your free copy on the day of the event!
Who Should Attend: Employees across your organization can benefit from this event:
About the Speakers:
• HR professionals
• Supervisors and managers
• Business owners
And because this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! THERE IS NO LIMIT to the number of people who can benefit from this important event.
Carol Bernick is a partner in the Portland, Ore., office of Davis Wright Tremaine. Her experience includes advising employers and defending them in state and federal courts, including wage-and-hour class-action lawsuits, discrimination claims and wrongful discharge claims. She is the principal editor and co-author of The Oregon Employment Law Deskbook
and has created numerous CLE and client trainings on employment law issues. Ms. Bernick was elected to "Oregon Super Lawyers," Law & Politics, as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Oregon, 2006-2008.
John J. Coleman, Esq., is a partner at Burr & Forman LLP in the firm's Labor & Employment Law section. He writes, speaks and counsels clients on everything from personnel policies to regulatory compliance to emerging technology employment law issues. Mr. Coleman's trial experience includes the successful defense of employers in more than 50 trials. Mr. Coleman is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and was recognized by SuperLawyers
in 2008 as among the top 50 lawyers in the state in all specialties. He's been listed in every edition of Best Lawyers in America
since 1993, and in every edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers
since its inception. Mr. Coleman received his law degree from Duke University School of Law.
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