Employee Travel Pay Explained: HR's Wage & Hour Road Rules
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Wage and hour litigation and Department of Labor enforcement remain two of HR's biggest challenges. Last year alone, the DOL's Wage and Hour Division received 40,000 complaints, a 15-percent increase from the previous year. Case in point: The WHD ordered Arizona Pipeline Co. to pay $750,000 to workers in California, Nevada, and Arizona for unpaid overtime and unpaid travel time.
Travel-related issues in particular pose a significant risk for wage &hour claims since travel is an integral part of most everyone's workday. Unless your workforce is home-based, your employees are commuting to and from the workplace, to and from job sites, and to and from hotels, airports, and conferences when they're on business trips. Even telecommuters may be entitled to pay for travel time in certain instances.
The trick is to know what type of travel is compensable - and from what point. Get up-to-date on the latest travel time rules and wage &hour regulations so you can stay in compliance and out of court.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:
- Federal travel pay requirements, including what you must pay for and why
- Tips for ensuring that travel pay is being correctly administered
- Which employees are entitled to travel pay and when, including best practices for differentiating between commuting time and travel time
- Whether travel between job sites is compensable under state and federal law
- Wage &hour obligations concerning overnight travel and time spent at training programs, seminars, and conferences
- How travel pay may affect overtime calculations for non-exempt employees
- Special factors that could change your travel pay obligations, such as employees driving their own vehicles or responding to work-related emergencies
- How laptops and smart phones affect payment for travel
- If and when telecommuters may be entitled to compensation for their travel
- Best practices for drafting an effective travel pay policy for your organization
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn everything you need to know to stay in compliance with the latest wage &hour laws affecting employee travel time compensation. Register now for this event risk-free.
About your Speaker:
Attorney Karen Clay is an associate in Jones Walker's Labor &Employment Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. She represents primarily employers in litigation related to discrimination and harassment in the workplace and also has experience representing employers on wage and hour issues. She is a contributing author to the Mississippi Employment Practice Law Handbook and the Mississippi Employment Law Newsletter, and she routinely presents at seminars on a variety of employment issues.
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