Wage and hour laws tend to be a nuanced and contentious area of the law, providing a trap for even the most well-intentioned but unwary of employers. The US Department of Labor has stepped up its enforcement efforts in this area in part by adding investigators. Wage and hour lawsuits are on the rise often end up costing employers into the multi-millions of dollars. In addition to the unpaid wages, you can end up owing the same amount in liquidated damages—that’s right, double the amount of unpaid straight time and overtime pay. If that’s not enough, as long as an employee wins even one penny of unpaid wages; you can also be on the hook for the employee’s attorney fees. Since many wage and hour cases are class action lawsuits, the amount of money damages can multiply exponentially. While employers have a basic understanding of wage payment issues, dealing with supplemental pay can present their own challenges.
Please join Janette Levey-Frisch as she helps you understand areas such as when you may and may not have to pay employees to get dressed and undressed (known as “donning and doffing” cases); when you do and do not have to pay them for time spent traveling; when you do and do not have to pay them for breaks or on-call time or even time spent breastfeeding, among many other areas of supplemental pay. By attending this session you can minimize your chances of DOL investigations and/or audits and wage and hour lawsuits.
WHAT WE’LL COVER
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Understanding who is a covered employer
- Understanding who is a covered employee
- Overtime & minimum wage basics
- Non-discretionary Bonuses
- Weighted Overtime;
- Multiple rates when employees work multiple shifts of positions in the same week;
- Recordkeeping requirements
- Class action versus collective action lawsuits
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “What to Do When Domestic Violence Comes to Work: Legal Obligations and More” is Janette Levey Frisch. Janette 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 U.S., that she truly developed her passion for employment law.
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, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer. Janette has served on 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.
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