Compensable Time & Overtime Rules

Duration: 90 Minutes
The US Department of Labor has stepped up its enforcement efforts in this area in part by adding investigators. Wage and hour lawsuits are on the rise often end up costing employers into the multi-millions of dollars. In addition to the unpaid wages, you can end up owing the same amount in liquidated damages-that's right, double the amount of unpaid straight time and overtime pay. If that's not enough, as long as an employee wins even one penny of unpaid wages, you can also be on the hook for the employee's attorney fees. Since many wage and hour cases are class action lawsuits, the amount of money damages can multiply exponentially. While employers have a basic understanding of wage payment issues, dealing with supplemental pay can present their own challenges.
FLSA Compensable & Overtime Rules: FLSA Requirements
Product ID: 509562
Add to that, the DOL's new overtime rules with regard to certain positions categorized as "exempt" are likely to take effect by January 2020. The main component of these rules is that the salary threshold will increase, pushing many otherwise exempt employees into the non-exempt (aka overtime eligible) category.

Objectives of the Presentation
  • Understanding who is a covered employer/employee
  • Overtime basics
  • On-call & waiting time
  • Meals, rest and sleeping breaks
  • Why or when you have to pay for breastfeeding
  • Commuting v local v long-distance travel
  • Training time
  • Preliminary/postliminary activities
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Practical steps to take in anticipation of the new overtime rule's finalization to stay off the DOL's radar
  • The difference between the newly proposed DOL rule on overtime exemptions and the Obama-era proposal concerning White collar exemptions, salary basis and more
  • How the proposed rule will affect highly compensated employees
  • Updates to salaries to keep up with cost of living
  • How bonuses will factor into the salary threshold for exemption
Why Should you Attend
This session will help you understand areas such as when you may and may not have to pay employees to get dressed and undressed (known as "donning and doffing" cases); when you do and do not have to pay them for time spent traveling; when you do and do not have to pay them for breaks or on-call time or even time spent breastfeeding, in addition to which employees, may no longer be overtime exempt under the new overtime rules and what you should do to be prepared. By attending this session you can minimize your chances of DOL investigations and/or audits and wage and hour lawsuits.

Who will Benefit
  • Compensation officers
  • Payroll
  • Human Resources
  • Senior Managers
  • Business Owners
  • CFO's
  • Controllers
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Instructor Profile:
Janette is an attorney with more than 20 years legal experience. Janette is the founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm. Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer's Legal Wellness Professional - to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm's weekly blog and has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.

Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others. Janette is licensed in New Jersey and New York. In addition, Janette serves as a Legal Wellness Professional to employers outside New Jersey and New York on almost all federal employment law issues, to enable employees to address workplace challenges before they escalate to litigation or costly audits. Janette is also a contributor to the recently released book, "Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition", published by John Wiley and Sons, and authored by David E. Perry and Mark J. Haluska.


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