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FLSA Exemption Audits: How to Find and Fix Misclassification Mistakes

SKU:WC-1012635
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
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Are all your employees accurately classified as exempt or non-exempt? How can you be sure, given the latest overtime rules from federal watchdogs? Easy - conduct a top-to-bottom review of your pay practices, with help from an experienced employment law attorney.

The DOL estimates that nearly 70 percent of employers are not in compliance with FLSA.

According to NERA Economic Consulting, wage and hour settlements in 2012 totaled a whopping $467 million, with companies on average paying out $4.8 million to resolve Fair Labor Standards Act claims - up $200,000 over what was paid to settle claims in 2011. NERA also reported that overtime claims were the most prevalent in 2012, accounting for staggering 40 percent of the allegations it examined in its recent study.

Don't risk non-compliance. Learn how to conduct an internal payroll self-audit that evaluates your current policies and practices, and discover mistakes before enforcement officials or employee attorneys do it for you.

Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:

  • Why you should do a self-audit sooner rather than later, and how often to repeat the process to ensure that you don't end up liable for hefty fines tied to misclassifications
  • The checklist of documents to review during your audit, and most importantly what it is you're looking for
  • How to effectively get the data you need to conduct a thorough exemption audit
  • Tips on developing an effective internal overtime exemption audit strategy, including how to communicate with employees about how they spend their time working
  • Recent federal cases that demonstrate how employers could have avoided mistakes when classifying their employees as exempt from overtime due to white-collar exemptions or as independent contractors
  • Examples of borderline positions that are often difficult to classify and raise the most problems for employers across the country
  • Recordkeeping techniques you can use to defend your white-collar overtime exemptions
  • The safest way to fix exemption classification errors without triggering legal actions
  • How to tell if it's likely independent contractors could have claims for unpaid overtime against your organization
  • The importance of involving legal counsel in wage and hour exemption audits

In just 90 minutes, you can ensure your organization is correctly classifying employees by learning an effective self-audit strategy. Register now for this must-attend event risk-free.

About your presenter:

Attorney Kara E. Shea is the practice leader for Butler Snow's Labor and Employment Group. She provides practical advice on employment issues and compliance to national, regional, and local employers of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, in a variety of industries. She also represents employers before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in litigation, including discrimination, retaliatory discharge, whistleblower, and wage and hour cases, including class actions. Ms. Shea has briefed cases presented to both the Tennessee Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Shea regularly speaks on employment-related topics and provides supervisory training on topics including FMLA and FLSA compliance, conducting workplace investigations, and implementing employee discipline. She has been a regular columnist for the Nashville City Paper. Ms. Shea also practices in the area of intellectual property, including trade secrets, trademarks, and copyright matters.

Cannot Attend The Live Presentation?

This presentation is also available in a recorded format, in CD version, as shown in the pricing options below.

About Webcasts / Audio Conferences / Podcasts:

Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:PHR / SPHR Re-Certification Credits
All US States: 1.5
About The Provider: BLR® is the leader in helping organizations, and their employees, reduce safety, environmental and employment compliance-related legal exposure, stay on the right side of law, and achieve their full potential. We offer best-in-class compliance product and services that includes news, information & analysis, best practice guidance, employee training and turn-key tools delivered in a wide range of formats from online applications, live events and websites to books, CD's, Video, Posters and newsletters geared to all sized organizations and industries.
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Keywords For This Course:

Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA, exemption audit, exemption misclassification

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