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Employee Travel Pay In California: The Latest Wage & Hour Road Rules For HR

About This Course:
Employees on the go, they are essential to your business. But they lead to so many complicated wage/hour questions, especially in California:
  • Can you pay a different rate for travel time?
  • If you pay a different rate for travel time and the employee works overtime, do you pay the rate of pay in force that triggered the overtime (plus overtime premium)?
  • If your driver takes home the company car, at what point do you stop paying him?
  • How do you compensate for non-work hours spent in transit? And what happens (on an airplane, say), if work is being performed during that time?
  • Is travel to or from an employee’s home ever considered compensable?
As more and more employees hit the road on a regular basis—whether it’s a weeklong out-of-state business trip or merely a 6-hour training session in the next town over, your risk of incurring travel-related wage/hour claims dramatically increases. And the penalties are steep, even if your intentions are good.

Don’t get caught unprepared. Join us when skilled California-based employment attorney, Marc Jacuzzi of Simpson, Garrity, Innes, & Jacuzzi, P.C., will discuss the latest travel time rules and wage and hour regulations so you can stay in compliance with California’s travel pay “road rules”, and out of court.

Learning Objectives
  • The fundamental wage and hour rules governing travel pay in California
  • When driving constitutes hours worked, including the key factors in determining whether travel time equals work time
  • Blended rate compliance tips, such as how overtime should be treated when you’re paying for travel time at a different rate than for regular work treatment
  • Whether travel between job sites is compensable under California law
  • How to tell when compensation may be owed for overnight travel or time spent at training programs, seminars, and conferences
  • The special factors that could change your travel pay obligations, such as when employees drive their own vehicles or respond to work-related emergencies
  • If and when telecommuters may be entitled to compensation for their travels
  • Best practices for drafting an effective travel pay policy for your organization, so you’re in compliance with state and federal law
  • And much more!
About Your Presenter

Marc Jacuzzi
Director Attorney
Simpson, Garrity, Innes, & Jacuzzi, P.C.

Marc Jacuzzi has broad experience in employment law matters. He has represented numerous employers as defendants in civil rights actions (including claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and other state discrimination statutes), trade secret misappropriation claims, wage claims, wrongful termination claims; unfair business practices claims (Section 17200), non-competition claims (Section 16600), contract disputes and various tort claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), various other state agencies and in various State and Federal Courts. Mr. Jacuzzi's practice also involves employment law counseling.

He regularly advises clients regarding all aspects of the employer/employee relationship including hiring and termination issues, wage and hour requirements, employee classification issues, civil rights/discrimination issues, commission plans, employment contracts, employee handbooks and policies, confidential information agreements, reductions in force, leaves of absence issues, employment audits, M&A employment issues, violence in the workplace issues and international employment issues. Mr. Jacuzzi has also conducted numerous in-house training programs on a number of employment law topics. Mr. Jacuzzi will present at the California Employment Law Update 2016 conference in Costa Mesa, which takes place October 19-22.
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