Almost every employer is committing some kind of wage-hour violation under either the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or corresponding state law. This is for many reasons. Many wage hour laws are “black and white” and easy to prove, such as miscalculation of minimum wage and overtime rates (with all proper inclusions to the regular rate), while many, such as the white collar exemption laws, create difficult standards for compliance. Again some wage hour laws are difficult to police and comply with, such as to know when time spent by employees in activities before or after their shift may be considered as working time and therefore compensable. (There are many of these off-the-clock cases).
Lastly, many wage hour laws are simply unknown to employers, like the New York State “spread time” law. In addition, the FLSA must always be considered in relation to state and local news. These laws may provide for greater rights for employees. As a general rule, whichever law is stricter (against the employer) is the one that must be complied with.
Against this scary backdrop, think about DOL investigations and questions such as:
Employers need to be able to recognize when potential issues may exist, especially if there are several workers (i.e. class) possibly involved. Join this Live Webinar with expert speaker Mark Tabakman to learn the “art” of recognizing when such issues (and possible exposures) may be present and how they can be rectified before real trouble arises. The session will analyze problem areas and suggest proactive, strategic protocols and policies to address the numerous, consequential issues that arise in every audit/inspection scenario.
Who should attend?
Mark is a labor and employment lawyer at Fox Rothschild, LLP who handles both union and non-union matters for employers across the country. He counsels human resource professionals and in-house counsel in complying with the myriad federal/state employment laws to provide creative, practical and cost-effective solutions... More info