Wage and Hour Compliance: A DOL Update and Ways to Avoid Common FLSA Overtime Liability Landmines | Sessions

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Wage and Hour Compliance: A DOL Update and Ways to Avoid Common FLSA Overtime Liability Landmines
Monday 06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
This program will focus on how the USDOL is changing its enforcement initiatives and rules governing overtime pay, as well as ways employers can minimize and hopefully avoid liability for FLSA violations. 

Repeated on Tuesday at 2:00pm

Who's exempt? Who's an employee versus an independent contractor? Are you are a joint employers? What are the penalties for errors? These and other issues have recently undergone major regulatory and policy reforms. This program will provide an overview of these developments and best practices for responding to them. In addition, the program will address some errors that, despite their best intentions, employers all too commonly make with respect to overtime compliance, determining who's exempt, what time is compensable, and nuances regarding calculating overtime pay. Knowing more on these topics and understanding what needs to be audited and modified will allow employers to better conform to the complex and ever-evolving rules regarding overtime, and thereby lessen -- if not avoid --  avoidable and substantial liability due to noncompliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding new and pending FLSA regulations and the latest on their legal status, as well as the DOL's current FLSA enforcement initiatives.
  • Appreciating mistakes commonly made by employers with respect to overtime compliance, and thereby getting a better a sense as to issues to watch out for while developing and administrating pay and payroll policies.
  • Learning steps employers can take to avoid, or at least minimize their exposure to, common overtime pay violations by knowing what to look for while auditing policies and practices and then modifying them to better conform to the law.
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Robert A. Boonin, Attorney/Member,
Dykema Gossett