Navigating Travel, On-Call, & Training Pay: How to Avoid Legal Missteps in Complex Wage and Hour Scenarios
Live Rebroadcast (Live Q&A): Tuesday, April 25, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific
If your organization doesn’t strictly follow the rules regarding compensation for work-related travel, on-call time, or training, you’re at risk for costly lawsuits and government fines. And the rules can be tricky:
- How do you handle pay for non-exempts who travel at night or over the weekend, when they’re technically off-duty?
- When must training time be compensated? What if the training is voluntary rather than required?
- How “on-call” does an employee have to be in order for the time to be compensable? What if the person is just hanging out at home with a cell phone at the ready?
- When is travel between job sites compensable?
- Is commuting to or from home ever compensable? If so, in what circumstances?
Don’t get tripped up. Join us on April 25 for a rebroadcast of this in-depth webinar on the federal wage and hour regulations that apply to travel, training, and on-call pay for overtime-eligible employees—so you can stay in compliance and out of court.
- The key factors that determine when travel time or on-call time can be considered compensable work time
- Best practices for ensuring you’ve got it right when determining whether commuting time or travel during regular work hours qualifies as paid work time
- Whether travel between job sites is compensable
- When training programs are considered compensable—and whether they qualify for overtime
- When training time does not require compensation
- What to consider when determining an employee’s overtime rate—such as longevity pay
- Compensation for nonexempt employees who work beyond their regular shift (lunch, coming in early, etc.) and perform legitimate work activities
- When you have to pay for on-call time—even if the employee isn’t working during that time—and when you don’t
- How much compensation is required for a paid on-call employee
- Best practices for drafting effective travel/overtime/on-call policies for your organization, so you’re in compliance with FLSA
- And much more!
About Your Presenter:
Kimberly Klimczuk, Esq.
Skoler & Abbott
Kimberly Klimczuk joined Skoler & Abbott in 2004 and concentrates her practice on labor law and employment litigation. She became a partner with the firm in 2011.
Ms. Klimczuk’s experience includes representing clients in labor arbitration and successfully defending clients in state and federal court and before administrative agencies in a variety of areas of employment law, including wage/hour law, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract. In addition, she has assisted employers in compliance matters involving the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and drafted numerous affirmative action plans for them.
Ms. Klimczuk is a frequent speaker for a wide variety of associations and organizations, as well as for Business & Legal Resources webinars and events, and is an active member of the Western Massachusetts community.