FLSA Compliance: Dispelling Myths and Mastering Pay Policy Challenges for Non-Exempt Employees - on CD
Do you always pay overtime after eight hours? What about double time for holidays? These are just a couple of the questions that come up for employers concerning wage and hour compliance for their non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Getting the correct answers to these questions is crucial; if you aren’t paying non-exempt employees the compensation they’re legally entitled to under federal law, you could find yourself on the receiving end of hefty fines and penalties.
Case in point: The Upper Crust, a Boston-area pizza restaurant, fell prey to the WHD for allegedly failing to pay workers for back wages and overtime. As a result of a DOL investigation, the pizza maker will pay a staggering $850,000.
In order to stay FLSA compliant and keep off the DOL's wage and hour radar, participate in this interactive webinar and learn tips to keep your compensation policies and practices in line with the latest regulations.
- What’s work time and what’s not for non-exempt employees under FLSA
- Your stand-by and on-call time compensation obligations
- Examples of errors related to regular rate of pay calculations -- and how to avoid them
- How to properly account for bonus payouts, piece rates, commissions, and shift differentials so you’re in compliance with FLSA
- How to apply the weighted average when an employee works two or more jobs at different pay rates for your organization
- Whether FLSA limits you from requiring non-exempts to work a specified number of hours per day
- Obligations that may arise when compensating non-exempts for sick and vacation time
- What effect, if any, paying double-time to non-exempts for holidays has on overtime calculation
- How to accurately calculate overtime owed for a designated workweek
- How the workweek designation you choose may help you legally reduce your overtime compensation costs
- Your rights concerning changes to non-exempt workers' schedules and the rules governing notice of those changes
- Special circumstances that may require overtime compensation, including an explanation of both “8 and 80" and "work period" systems
- Best practices for ensuring that meal and rest breaks are taken off the clock, and the types of short breaks you must compensate for under FLSA
- Your obligations for providing nursing mothers with breaks and whether those breaks should be paid or unpaid
- The most common myths about the white-collar exemptions -- and how to tell if your employees may really be non-exempt under federal law
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn the best pay policy practices for non-exempt employees so you can stay FLSA compliant. Order now!
About your presenter:
Attorney Ted Boehm is an associate in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. He represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Boehm’s practice focuses on the defense of employment-related lawsuits in federal and state courts. In particular, he focuses on the defense of wage and hour claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and claims arising under Title VII. He also represents employers before government agencies, including the EEOC, OSHA, and the DOL.