FLSA Exemption Audits: How to Find and Fix Misclassification Mistakes
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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.
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