National Seminars Group
The Wage and Hour Law One-day FLSA Update On-Site Training
Avoid violations, penalties and legal hassles with the most current, concise training on employee classification, record keeping and FLSA compliance
You’ll learn …
- What the laws say and how they apply to your workplace
- How to be prepared for—and survive—a DOL investigation
- Clear-cut employee classification decisions you can defend in court
- The ins and outs of overtime, comp time, benefits, travel and mealtime payments
- Tips on the solid documentation you need to build a bulletproof paper trail
- Plus the latest FLSA compliance updates—and more!
Get the facts you need to make solid payroll decisions
In just one day, you’ll learn how to avoid legal pitfalls and clear up confusing, complex compensation issues.
It’s often innocent enough—payroll managers open the door to audits, investigations and lawsuits when they swap comp time for other payments … incorrectly calculate overtime pay … fail to compensate traveling employees … deny legitimate benefit time requests … or make honest errors in countless other fast-changing legal areas.
Don’t get caught on the wrong side of the growing number of employee disputes about how they’re paid—or not paid. Attend this fact-filled intensive workshop and get the exact information you need to steer clear of violations, stay ahead of new regulations and avoid a trip to court.
Don’t risk a costly mistake!
From correctly assigning exempt or nonexempt classifications to completing documentation to drafting a policy and ensuring your management staff understands and complies … this one-day course breaks down the mysteries of what’s on the books now AND what important changes may be coming in the future.
Who should attend?
HR staff, payroll administrators, business owners, managers and supervisors—anyone responsible for accurate wage disbursement—reserve your spot in this critical update today!
Program hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Understanding the intricacies of wage law and the FLSA
- What is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and what does it say?
- Who’s covered by FLSA?
- The precise definition of “hours worked”
- What should and shouldn’t be included in an employee’s regular rate of pay
- Know the rules for hiring interns or volunteer staff
- How to handle discretionary and nondiscretionary bonuses, commissions and incentive pay
Your top priority—how to classify employees correctly
- Learn the long and short of exempt vs. nonexempt criteria testing
- How to apply the legal definitions of exempt and nonexempt employees to your workforce—and what to do if you don’t like the outcome of that exercise
- The 6 exempt classifications under the FLSA
- 7 basic rules for nonexempt employee classification
- Should your employees be paid as contractors?
- Rewarding exempt employees for extra work
- Circumstances for which you can suspend pay for exempt employees
- What to do when you discover a misclassified worker
Head off critical mistakes before they happen
- The surprisingly common FLSA violations that leave employers exposed—and how to avoid them
- How to handle travel time, training time and mealtimes
- Why it’s important not to underestimate the impact of noncash benefits on payroll
- The pitfalls of using comp time with exempt and nonexempt employees
- How to handle jury duty, military leave and other special absences
- Clock telecommuters and home-based workers
- Weigh the benefits of nonexempt employees having mobile devices vs. potential liability from “off-the-clock” claims
- The regulations regarding government employees, industry exceptions and unions
Ensure your record keeping is bulletproof
- The legal necessity of documenting your timekeeping procedures
- Record-keeping red flags inspectors look for
- How the independent contractor ABC Test could impact your payroll
- What to do if you are hit with a wage and hour audit by the Department of Labor or served with a wage and hour case
- Write job descriptions that clearly support exempt vs. nonexempt status determinations
- Best practices for keeping track of exempt employee hours
- Navigate the requirements that apply when issuing a final paycheck
- Understand and correctly apply the rules for garnishments
- Know how long to keep timecards, employee earnings statements and other payroll records
- Guidance on keeping your managers and employees informed about FLSA changes
Payroll update: What’s new for the law and you
- Know the dos and don’ts of conducting your own FLSA compliance audit
- Joint-employer liability for businesses that use employees of third parties
- 2016 FLSA overtime rule changes: The impact to you may be significant
- What’s new on the horizon regarding the enforceability of class-action waivers
- Understand the good-faith defense and statute of limitations
- Section 530 Safe Harbor relief and “reasonable basis”—how it’s applied and what it means to your organization
- Changes to the salary and compensation threshold levels for executive, administrative and professional workers
- Learn what the automatic updates to salary requirements are under the FLSA overtime rule changes