• Wednesday, June 21
  • 1:00 ET
  • 10:00 PT

Overtime Chaos: New Rules, New Court Rulings Require Response

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$250K and entitled to overtime? The Supreme Court says “You bet!”

In this 75-minute interactive online training, you will learn:

  • How to avoid the overtime trap the Supreme Court just set

  • How to prepare for the coming Biden overtime rules

  • Which jobs to self-audit to assure properly classified exempt status

DOL raises salary threshold:

Millions more eligible for overtime pay

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been around for nearly a century. It provides for a federal minimum wage plus sets rules for which workers are entitled to overtime, among other rules. The law and its regulations are an established part of the HR landscape. Yet recent court decisions and pending litigation may bring big changes to how employers classify exempt and hourly workers, as do new ways of working and the technology that allows it.  Plus, any day now, the DOL is set to announce all new proposed overtime regulations that are expected to raise the salary level for exempt employees high enough to blow any labor budget. 

Take this spring’s big Supreme Court decision. A very well-paid oil industry worker sued his employer for paying a handsome daily rate instead of a weekly regular salary of at least the minimum current level. According to the Supreme Court, that was a big mistake. Because he wasn’t paid on “a salary basis,” he didn’t qualify as exempt. His employer owes him overtime at $2,011.50 per hour!

Fortunately, it’s not all bad news. Another recent case lets employers more easily classify highly compensated employees as exempt - if you know how to draft the right language in their job descriptions. Plus, you’ll learn all about a pending case that may upend everything you know about overtime rules and why you should be watching it progress through the legal system.

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Agenda for Overtime Chaos

  • The coming Biden OT regulations: What’s included, what likely won’t change
  • What the White House learned from the last failed overtime reg rollout and won’t repeat
  • Simple steps to avoid the Supreme Court salary basis trap
  • Why you should self-audit all your exempt employees’ job descriptions now before the new rules hit
  • What’s likely to happen if courts say the DOL can’t set salaries
  • The single most effective way to cut overtime risk and punish workers who don’t follow the rules
  • Why telework creates new overtime risks and what you can do to cut that risk
  • Why Congress may amend the FLSA, hike minimum wage and tighten overtime rules in an election year

Interactive Q&A time included

In addition to webinar training, Anniken will be available to answer your questions about overtime regulations and how they might impact your company in the dedicated Q&A session at the end.

Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and the editor of the HR Specialist: Employment Law newsletter series. She has authored several books, including Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues, published by HR Specialist. She is a co-author of the upcoming Labor & Employment Law for the 21st Century by Prentice Hall. Anniken has served as a professor at Penn State University, where she taught business law and HR management, and she directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. Her legal career includes representing government units in discrimination and other employment law cases and representing school districts in labor negotiations.

Anniken Davenport
Anniken Davenport Attorney and author
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