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Travel Time, On-call, and Training Pay: How to Comply with FLSA Rule for Overtime-eligible Employees - On-Demand

Travel Time, On-call, and Training Pay: How to Comply with FLSA Rule for Overtime-eligible Employees - On-Demand

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Travel Time, On-call, and Training Pay: How to Comply with FLSA Rule for Overtime-eligible Employees - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to comply with FLSA rules concerning travel time, training time, and on-call pay.


Determining when employees are entitled to travel pay should be a simple matter, but in actual practice it’s anything but. If you’ve been in HR for any length of time, you’ve probably wrestled with one or more of the following scenarios:

  • What if employees travel between different job sites? 
  • What if their flights get cancelled and they are waiting around at or near the airport for several hours (or overnight)? 
  • What if a trip is part business and part pleasure (involving some vacation time) for an employee?
  • 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? 
  • How “on-call” does an employee really have to be for the time to be compensable? What should you do if the person is just hanging out at home with a cell phone at the ready? 
  • Under what circumstances is commuting to or from home compensable?

Use this on-demand webinar with Attorney Shannon Finley of Pettit Kohn on how to apply the federal FLSA rules to travel, training, and on-call pay for overtime-eligible employees, so that you can stay in compliance and out of court.

After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize key factors that determine when travel time or on-call time can be considered compensable work time 
  • Apply 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 
  • Identify whether travel between job sites is compensable under federal law 
  • Handle pay-related issues for employees who telecommute, either occasionally or full-time
  • Correctly pay for on-call time—even if the employee isn’t working during that time—and when you don’t owe the worker any additional compensation
  • Draft effective travel/overtime/on-call policies for your organization, so you’re in compliance with the FLSA

About Your Presenter

Shannon R. FinleyShannon R. Finley, Esq.
Partner/Shareholder
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin

Shannon Finley of Pettit Kohn’s San Diego office focuses her practice on employment and retail matters.  Finley is an experienced litigator who represents California employers in disputes ranging from single plaintiff wrongful termination cases to complex class actions, and everything in-between.

In addition to defending employers in litigation, Finley provides guidance to employers to avoid lawsuits before they arise.  Counseling services include implementation of best practices; on-demand consultation for discipline and termination of employment; assistance with implementation of leaves of absence; and crafting employer policies and employee handbooks.

Finley is a speaker and author on issues including best hiring practices, wage and hour law, sex discrimination, leaves of absence, and social media.  She was recognized as a Rising Star by San Diego Super Lawyers, and she received the C. Hugh Friedman New Lawyer Award from Lawyers Club for her leadership and professionalism in the San Diego legal community.