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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Plus, President Obama recently declared the FLSA as “outdated,” and ordered the DOL to rewrite the exemption rules in 2014.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 — with Wage & Hour Law 2014: Employee Classification Workshop & New Overtime Rules.

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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?

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.

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. Find and defuse your payroll mistakes before they trigger a lawsuit or Department of Labor investigation.

Pat DiDomenico
Pat DiDomenico
Editorial Director, HR Specialist

P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Wage & Hour Law 2014:
Employee Classification Workshop & New Overtime Rules
fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid — no hassles, no questions asked.

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Wage & Hour Law 2014:
Employee Classification Workshop

& New Overtime Rules
from Anniken Davenport:

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.

Who Should Listen:

  • HR professionals
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Executives
  • Office managers
  • Business owners

Credit Hours:

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

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