Improper exempt worker classification and non-compliance with regulations pertaining to them generate some of the largest back pay awards and fines ever recorded. Penalties and back wages are computed with the same formula for all companies--large or small. Exempt employee classification and compliance infractions can be devastating or ruinous to any employer.
Although payroll rarely makes the decision on which employee is classified as exempt, it is critical that they understand the regulations regarding how the determination should be made. And it is even more critical that the payroll department understand and apply the strict rules for paying employees who are classified as exempt. The department must ensure that all exempt employees are paid on a salary basis and that no exempt employees’ wages are docked improperly. Remember that the penalties for errors apply to both the classification of the worker and the actual payment of salaries when it comes to exempt employees. More importantly, the penalties are applied to all workers in the same job classification under the same manager when a mistake is made on paying an exempt employee and not just the one worker who was paid incorrectly.
In this conference, expert speaker Vicki M. Lambert, CPP will discuss the four classification of exempt employees permitted under the IRS Code including executive, administrative, professional and outside sales. Vicki will examine the salary level test and the salary basis test and also determine what deductions can be properly made from an exempt employee’s salary which, if made, would violate the salary basis test and result in penalties for the employer.
Who Should Attend
Payroll and human resources professionals who must determine who is exempt and handle the payment of wages for exempt employees.
Vicki M. Lambert CPP
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™ a firm specializing in the training of payroll professionals. With over three decades of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert is a sought-after ... More info