To Pay or Not to Pay: Solving Your Complex FLSA Issues: Travel, Overtime, On-call and More
Which pay-related mistakes are YOU making?
To Pay or Not to Pay: Solving Your Complex FLSA Issues: Misclassification, Overtime, New 2011 Rules and More

“We will not rest until the (FLSA) is followed by every employer, and each worker is treated and compensated fairly.”
– U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announcing a 33% increase in wage-and-hour investigators

A BusinessWeek report says Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits have “exploded nationwide,” and that “because wage-and-hour laws have been so widely violated, undetonated land mines remain buried in countless companies.”

Which pay-related mistakes are YOU making?
  • Employees wrongly classified as exempt from overtime?
  • Hourly employees paid incorrectly (or not at all) for their travel time?
  • Failing to retain payroll records for the right amount of time (3 years, right?)?
  • You closed the shop when the blizzard hit – do you have to pay the staff?
  • Violating – or being unaware of – the “rounding law”?
All it takes is one employee filing one complaint to get the class-action snowball rolling downhill. Wal-Mart paid $640 million; IBM coughed up $65 million; Siebel forked over $27 million. And AT&T was hit with a $1 billion (with a B!) class-action suit over wage-and-hour mistakes.

To Pay or Not to Pay: Solving Your Complex FLSA Issues: Misclassification, Overtime, New 2011 Rules and More will help you identify all of those potentially devastating pay-related mistakes BEFORE they become Exhibit A in court. Best of all, you’ll learn from Tony Griffin, the man who literally wrote the book on FLSA compliance, The Wage & Hour Answer Book.

In our popular recording, you’ll learn:
  • The correct rules on paying workers for time spent in travel, waiting, training, on-call, meal periods, office closings and bad-weather delays.
  • Exempt or nonexempt: How to make an airtight, legally defensible decision to avoid overtime lawsuits.
  • Which written policies on wage-and-hour matters should be included in your employee handbook and policies.
  • Whether having a wage-compliance policy provides a defense to FLSA claims (similar to a Faragher-Ellerth defense for sexual harassment).
  • How long you must retain your payroll records.
  • The present and future of DOL enforcement and wage-related lawsuits. Plaintiff firm “FLSA mills” across the country are starting to follow the so-called Florida Model, where lawyers have turned wage-and-hour litigation into a cottage industry.

Clearly, this is NOT the time to make wage-and-hour mistakes! U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has refocused the agency on its enforcement efforts. The proof: She added 250 new field investigators – a 33% staff increase – to look into noncompliance of wage-and-hour issues. The investigators have become much more aggressive and are using administrative subpoenas in certain cases.

Your executives expect their HR people to know these complex wage-and-hour rules … and they don’t like surprises.


Pat DiDomenico
Editorial Director, HR Specialist

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Tony Griffin:

About the Speaker:

Tony Griffin is a national authority on wage-and-hour law and the author of the popular Wage & Hour Answer Book, second edition. As a Shareholder in the Tampa office of Ogletree Deakins, he’s been conducting internal wage-and-hour audits for employers throughout his 30-year career and never found a single employer that was squeaky clean. Tony has served as Chairman of the Wage/Hour Committee of the Florida Bar and Co-Chair of  the Wage/Hour Committee of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, and is a sought-after workshop leader at seminars and conferences around the country.
 Credit Hours:

This recording has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

 Who Should Listen:
  • HR experts
  • Payroll professionals
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Executives
  • Office managers
  • Business owners
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