Handling Unauthorized Overtime
Duration: 90 Minutes
Wage and hour litigation is on the rise. The Department of Labor estimates that 85% of employers do not comply with their legal obligations to pay overtime. A frequent problem is employers not capturing "all hours worked" which in turn results in employers not compensating employees with all monies due. This webinar will walk you through what hours must be captured and how you must ensure that you are doing so. The webinar will explain why employer policies prohibiting unauthorized overtime are not enough.
Objectives of the Presentation
Upon attending the session, you will learn:
Why Should you Attend
- What does the phrase "hours worked" mean?
- Avoiding a "suffered or permitted" claim
- Real life case examples of the failure to capture "all time worked"
- New concerns due to increasing technological advances
- Policies that are a must
- Training supervisors to ensure they are not sending the message to "work off the clock"
Many employers have policies that require employees to obtain approval prior to working overtime. Yet, employees continue to work hours that have not been authorized - it may be a result of the employee just trying to be a good employee or a rogue supervisor. Employers have the obligation to capture "all time worked." In today’s technological environment, this task has become more and more difficult. Employers who do not capture all time worked will inevitably find themselves embroiled in litigation over unpaid overtime which results in costly back pay awards, possible liquidated damages, and attorneys fees. How do you ensure that your employees are working only the hours you expect them to work?
Who will Benefit
- Defining "hours worked" under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Defining the workweek for Fair Labor Standards Act purposes
- Joint employer issues
- Capturing time when using staffing companies to supplement your workforce
- "Work at home" issues
- All governmental employers
- All employers engaged in interstate commerce
- Human resource professionals
- Payroll clerks