EmployerLINC Webinar: Wage & Hour Laws — In Compliance, Out of Trouble

The number of wage and hour laws affecting employers is staggering, and with the Department of Labor stepping up its investigation and enforcement efforts, staying in compliance is critical to avoiding liability, including financial penalties and possible litigation. 

As the definition of “work” has evolved over the years, gone are the days when calculating wages was a relatively simple task. These days, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division is paying closer scrutiny to all aspects of an employee’s work life – whether your employees are punching a time clock during a 40-hour week, working overtime, telecommuting, being “on call”, donning and doffing special work equipment, traveling as part of their job, or a number of other scenarios.

During this one-hour webinar, labor and employment attorneys Charlie Plumb and Paul Ross will help employers gain a more thorough understanding of the DOL WHD’s role and authority, their new enforcement initiatives, and what employers can do to stay in compliance and out of trouble.

Topics covered include:

  • The DOL’s new enforcement initiatives
  • What to expect during a wage and hour investigation
  • Collective action litigation brought by employees
  • Who and what the DOL is targeting in 2012
    • Individuals classified as independent contractors
    • Joint employer status
    • Tasks in preparation of work (including donning and doffing)
    • Travel time
    • On-call status
    • Telecommuting
    • Retaliation

Join us for the LIVE BROADCAST on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, from noon to 1pm CDT. There is no cost to participate. Please register at the link below to receive access information for the live broadcast as well as to sign up for HRCI credit, if interested. Registration closes at NOON on Monday, February 13th.

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This program has been submitted for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Pre-registration is required to receive HRCI credit for this webinar. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.