Annually wage and hour mistakes cost companies in the United States millions of dollars in back pay and fines. With the increased scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Labor and the increased aggressiveness being shown it is important for companies to understand the Fair Labor Standards Act in greater detail. There are cases being decided every week that are costing employers.
We will cover items such as why you cannot let an employee eat at their desk, or volunteer to work without pay, and why you cannot take action against an employee for reporting you to the government.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- Misclassifying non-exempt employees as exempt
- Not tracking time properly
- Not paying overtime as required
- Not paying supplemental time correctly (break time, travel time, etc)
- Improperly classifying employees as independent contractors
Company managers and human resources professionals need to understand the top five mistakes made and how to avoid them. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act the details count. Not paying attention to these details can cost a company thousands of dollars in back pay, thousands of dollars in fines and thousands of dollars in lost productivity?
This not just a big company issue. Small companies are even more susceptible to making these mistakes because often managers and administrative personnel are not trained in the basics of Wage & Hour law. The US Department of Labor is targeting ever smaller companies and broadening the scope of their investigations.
Who will Benefit
- HR Managers
- Office Managers
- HR Administrators
- Accountants and Controllers with HR Responsibility
- Chambers of Commerce, Small businesses
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that employers pay people correctly. Overtime, exemptions, salary or hourly, break times, meal times and travel time are all issues that cause employers difficulty. Employers need to understand these issues in order to avoid litigation, especially in the light of the revision of the FLSA that will create 4.2 million new nonexempt employees.