Wage & Hour Law 2014: 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Plus, President Obama recently declared the FLSA as “outdated,” and ordered the DOL to rewrite the exemption rules in 2014. That will make millions more employees eligible for overtime pay—and heap new costs and confusion on you!
Don’t get caught in the DOL’s growing enforcement net! Find out if you’re at risk — and what to do about it — in our newest webinar, Wage & Hour Law 2014: Employee Classification Workshop & New Overtime Rules.
The number of FLSA-related lawsuits in federal courts has spiked by 250% 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 violations.
Find out what President Obama has in mind for raising the minimum salary level at which employees automatically qualify for overtime pay (currently $455 per week). What will be the new amount … $550 … $970 … more? Which employees will it affect? How much will it cost? Are you better off adding additional employees instead? Or should you raise base salaries now?
On May 21, 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), while sidestepping the triggers for lawsuits and fines.
- 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 few years 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 in 2014 will no doubt inject even more confusion (and lawsuits) 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.
Editorial Director, HR Specialist
P.S. Two 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. Plus, you'll receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online — our comprehensive electronic information service at TheHRSpecialist.com (See box at right for details).
P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Wage & Hour Law 2014: 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 Bonus 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:
The first 50 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 and self-audit checklist will allow you to make the Exempt or Nonexempt decision in total confidence and fly under the lawsuit radar. The special report regularly sells for $39.95, but if you register we’ll send you the download after the webinar!
Extra Added Bonus Gift:
You'll also receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online — our comprehensive electronic information service at www.theHRSpecialist.com. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, 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."