Complex Wage And Hour Scenarios In California: How To Avoid Legal Missteps And Comply With The FLSA And DLSE Rules

Webinar: ID# 1026219
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
Who’s entitled to travel pay under the California Labor Code and accompanying Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) regulations? And when? These seem like two straightforward questions, but the fact is these are two loaded questions that employers everywhere, and especially here in California, struggle with due to the complex nature of the applicable wage and hour rules.

If your organization operates in California and doesn’t strictly follow the state’s labor code regarding compensation for work-related travel, on-call time, or training, you’re at risk for costly lawsuits and government fines. And the rules can be tricky:

That’s because there are many “if this, then that” scenarios that come into play. For instance:
  • What if employees’ travel is between different job sites?
  • What if their flights get cancelled?
  • What if they tack on a vacation using PTO?
  • How should you handle pay for non-exempts who travel at night or over the weekend, when they’re technically off-duty?
  • When must training time be compensated?
  • How “on-call” does an employee really have to be for the time to be compensable in California? What should you do if the person is just hanging out at home with a cell phone at the ready?
  • When is travel between job sites compensable?
  • Under what circumstances would commuting to or from home be compensable?
The “what if’s” can be seemingly endless, but your “then that” response concerning the compensability of the travel time in question doesn’t have to be!

Join us for an in-depth webinar on how to apply California’s wage and hour requirements to travel, training, and on-call pay for overtime-eligible employees, so that you can stay in compliance and out of court.

You’ll learn:
  • The key factors that determine when travel time or on-call time can be considered compensable work time
  • How California laws differ from federal – and what you need to know to stay compliant
  • Best practices for ensuring you’ve got it right when determining whether commuting time or travel during regular work hours qualifies as paid work time
  • Whether travel between job sites is compensable
  • How travel applies to employees who telecommute, either occasionally or full-time
  • What to consider when determining an employee’s overtime rate—such as longevity pay
  • Compensation for nonexempt employees who work beyond their regular shift (lunch, coming in early, etc.) and perform legitimate work activities
  • When you have to pay for on-call time—even if the employee isn’t working during that time—and when you don’t
  • How much compensation is required for a paid on-call employee
  • Best practices for drafting effective travel/overtime/on-call policies for your organization, so you’re in compliance with FLSA and
  • California regulations
  • And much more!
About Your Presenter:

Miranda Watkins, Esq.
Fisher Phillips LLP

Miranda Watkins is an associate in Fisher Phillips LLP’s San Diego office. Ms. Watkins is passionate about counseling businesses of all sizes on their day-to-day labor and employment issues, offering preventative advice and tools to protect employers. She also litigates cases on variety of issues, including disability discrimination claims, leaves of absences, wage and hour claims, retaliation and wrongful termination. She represents employers in a range of industries in all areas of labor and employment law. Before joining Fisher Phillips, Ms. Watkins worked as an associate attorney for a national law firm, focusing on employment and general civil litigation matters.
Complex Wage And Hour Scenarios In California: How To Avoid Legal Missteps And Comply With The FLSA And DLSE Rules
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