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Overtime Exemption At Risk: Practical Strategies For Managing Exempt Employees In Compliance With The New FLSA

About This Course:
With the DOL’s newly proposed overtime exemption rules close to becoming final, “exempt vs. nonexempt” is, understandably, one of the hottest HR issues today.

Once the new rules are in effect, any one of many possible management mistakes could put your exempt employees' status in jeopardy, making them entitled to overtime compensation and creating a huge liability for your organization. You may also face fines for FLSA violations.

Don’t wind up on the receiving-end of a single, class, or collective action!

Join us when attorney Ted Boehm of Fisher & Phillips LLP, will provide proactive strategies you can use for minimizing your legal risks when managing overtime.

Learning Objectives
  • “Mythbusters” to set you straight on what will and will not jeopardize an employee’s exempt status under the FLSA
  • How to meet overtime exemption requirements concerning the salary level, salary basis, and duties tests
  • Red flags to watch out for concerning managers’ performance of nonexempt duties when “pitching in” to get the job done
  • The many ways in which you may be jeopardizing exemptions and how to correct those mistakes and preserve “white-collar” status
  • What happens when you supplement an employee's salary with additional payments
  • Examples of permissible and impermissible pay deductions for exempt employees
  • How to use the FLSA’s safe harbor provision to your advantage
About Your Presenter

Attorney Ted Boehm
Associate
Fisher & Phillips LLP

Ted Boehm devotes a significant portion of his practice to defense of wage and hour claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act. He represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law in state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies, including the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and employers in discrimination and harassment claims arising under Title VII.

Additionally, he counsels clients on a wide range of day-to-day employment issues, providing practical and proactive advice to clients aimed at minimizing the risk of litigation and improving employee relations. Boehm was listed in Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2015.
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