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Inclement Weather Pay Policies

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At some point all businesses must address inclement weather and its impact on the workforce. What many employers do not realize, however, is that inclement weather policies, if not prepared properly, can lead to violations of state and federal wage and hour laws, occupational safety and health requirements, and other employment laws and regulations.

In this comprehensive program, you will learn basic employment law rules impacting inclement weather policies, including legal tests for when employees must be paid, reporting time pay rules, rules governing employee call back, reporting time pay, payment for controlled and uncontrolled standby, enforcement of employer attendance policies, and the impact of inclement weather policies on the employee's exempt status. Practical elements of inclement weather policies, including communicating with employees on short notice, objective standards for determining if work can be performed, and balancing safety against enforcement of employer attendance policies will be addressed.

Agenda

  • When Must Your Employees Be Paid?
    • Tests for When Employees Must Be Paid
    • Payment for Waiting Time
    • Payment for Other Weather Related Restrictions
    • Special Pay Rules for Inclement Weather
    • Reporting Time Pay Rules
    • Call Back Pay Rules
    • Payment for Controlled and Uncontrolled Standby Time
    • Payment Decisions and Impact on Employee's Exempt Status
    • Docking of Pay
    • Use of Furloughs
    • Mandatory Use of Vacation and Other Paid Time Off
  • Occupational Safety and Health Issues
    • Employer Duty to Provide Safe Work Environment
    • Enforcement of Employer Attendance Policies
    • Exceptions
    • No-Fault Attendance Policies
    • State and Federal Legislation Addressing Weather and Safety
  • Employer Inclement Weather Policies – Essential Legal and Practical Elements
    • Legal Elements
    • Practical Elements
    Faculty

    Douglas J. Farmer, Esq.

    • Managing shareholder of the San Francisco office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., a national law firm specializing in employment law with offices in 40 cities
    • Tried to verdict wage and hour representative actions, in addition to cases involving sexual harassment, age discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and other wrongful termination claims in state and federal courts
    • Prior to entering private practice, he was a trial attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in their San Francisco district office
    • Recognized as one of California's leading employment lawyers in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers; and as a "Super Lawyer" by Northern California Super Lawyer Magazine
    • J.D. and B.A. degrees, Harvard University
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    Who Should Attend

    This teleconference is designed for human resource managers, payroll and benefits professionals, presidents, vice presidents, business owners and managers, CFOs, controllers and attorneys.

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