Exempt or Nonexempt? Don’t Let Higher wages Increase Your Risk of Violations

Duration: 60 minutes

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A recent article in Forbes warns that as wages increase due to labor shortages, so do pressures on businesses to control costs. Which means, potentially, that employers could take actions -- intentional or unintentional -- that run afoul of wage-hour laws.

That’s why it’s critical that businesses review the rules on exempt vs. nonexempt employees right now and make sure they’re staying with the law.

Attend this straight-talk 60-minute conference conducted by an expert employment law attorney Edward Bergmann. He’ll explain how to avoid the misclassification traps that trigger disruptive DOL investigations and costly fines.


WHY ATTEND

The DOL actively seeks out employers who misclassify workers. Though they catch some law-breaking companies, they also nab well-intentioned companies that unknowingly violate overtime laws, which can be very tricky.

In this webinar, Edward Bergmann will lay out a detailed overview of the white-collar exemptions, providing specific, practical examples of how they’re applied.

The course will highlight the “hot spots” -- those areas where employers are prone to make classification mistakes, and offer advice for conducting internal self-audits (before the DOL does).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to classify tricky job types like analysts, specialists, coordinators, executive assistants and IT employees
  • Who the DOL says is supervising who for purposes of the executive exemption
  • How to draft, reexamine and manage job descriptions -- which are often an employer’s worst enemy in court -- from a classification perspective
  • The salary basis test and steps you can take to avoid compliance issues
  • Why we see so much litigation now, and likely even more in the future – and what you can do to stay out of court for misclassification
  • How to handle situations where an employee is supervised by multiple bosses

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Edward Bergmann, Esq., is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw. He is the Chair of the firm’s Task Force on wage-hour issues. He has represented private and public employers, throughout the United States, in administrative and court litigation under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and State Acts for over 30 years. He has handled class actions under state wage payment laws in numerous states and handled collective actions under FLSA throughout the country both at the district court, federal appellate court and Supreme Court levels.

    Mr. Bergmann has also provided advice to numerous Fortune 100 and 500 corporations on compliance with state and federal FLSA statutes and avoidance of litigation under those statutes. He participated in the General Accounting Office’s review of the White-Collar Exemptions to the FLSA, which culminated in a published report to Congress by GAO. Recently he has provided guidance on compliance with the revised federal exempt status regulations.

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