During the last decade or two, employers have found it increasingly difficult to decide which employees are entitled to overtime and which are not. Those classifications are commonly referred to as exempt employees and non-exempt employees. The FLSA contains dozens of exemptions, which basically provide that specific categories of employers and employees aren’t subject to the Act’s overtime requirements. Most common are the “white-collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees, computer professionals, and outside sales employees.
What are these exemptions exactly? Who qualifies? What must you do to make sure that your employees are properly classified, and, most importantly how can you make sure that your practices comply with the Fair LaborStandards Act (FLSA) so you do not fall prey to a Department of Labor audit – or worse, a lawsuit—resulting in unpaid overtime, liquidated damages, other fines and penalties in addition to your legal fees? Join this webinar and find out!
Areas Covered in this Training-
Areas covered include, without limitation:
-Difference between exempt v/s non-exempt employees
-The salary basis test
-The most common exemption categories
-The duties test
-Job Titles and Descriptions
-Job Evaluations, Supervisor and Employee Interviews
-Case examples: Pharma sales reps; Auto service rep’s;
-Financial services employees
-The New Overtime Rules applicable
Why Attend this Training:
If you misclassify an employee as exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements, you are likely underpaying them. The US (and State) Dept. of Labor call that wage theft and acts upon it accordingly. If an employee is actually entitled to overtime pay, you could be on the hook, not only for the overtime pay (and regular pay) but also for liquidated damages in the same amount. In other words, take the amount you owe in unpaid wages and double it. You would also be liable for the employees’ attorney fees – plus your own.
In a class-action lawsuit (i.e. a lawsuit usually involving a group of employees) those amounts increase exponentially. For those employees working in states with more stringent protections, the liquidated damages, and the minimum wage can be higher than those under the Federal Fair Labors Standards Act (FLSA). Yikes!
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Learning how to properly classify (or, if applicable re- classify) your employees will help you avoid such results. You can learn how, by attending this webinar where the expert speaker Janette L. Frisch – an employment Attorney, takes you through the ins-&-outs of the exempt & non-exempt classification and how to classify-reclassify your employees and save yourself from hectic lawsuits.
Duration – 90 Minutes
-Human Resources Practitioners at all levels,
You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
Janette Levey Frisch has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law.
Janette operates under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer’s best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits.
Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer’s Legal Wellness Professional — to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, B-Tank, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.
Janette is a member of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to providing proactive, holistic solutions to employers serious about promoting workplace safety and preventing workplace violence.
Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others.