Wage-and-hour law is facing some of its biggest changes in a generation.
While President Trump's DOL has changed some of its enforcement priorities, wage-and-hour violations have actually INCREASED. In 2018, the DOL collected a record $304 million in wages owed to workers and the agency increased the employer penalties for individual FLSA violations. State labor agencies are also stepping up their enforcement.
Plus, what's happening with the big federal changes to overtime law? Obama's proposed doubling of the salary threshold to over $47,000 didn't happen. But the Trump DOL has restarted the overhaul effort, and these changes could be the most complicated and far-ranging yet.
Learn how to master the ins and outs of complex wage-and-hour laws. You'll discover:
- How to correctly classify employees as either nonexempt (eligible for overtime) or exempt (not eligible). We walk you through how to classify employees accurately and with minimal stress.
- When you must pay hourly workers for travel time, on-call hours, meal breaks and training periods.
- How to control after-hours work in the era of smartphones and email.
- Whether now is a good time to restructure your incentive bonus payments.
- Why you should review your telecommute rules – especially if you've recently converted exempt employees to hourly.
- When and how to pay your interns, based on new DOL and court rulings.
- What to do if DOL or ICE agents show up and demand your pay records.
- When the law allows you to dock the pay of salaried employees.
- The single most effective way to discipline employees who work unauthorized overtime.
- What to do if you've been misclassifying employees as exempt and need to fix the problem.
- DOL opinion letters are back! Learn what's in them and how to ask for one.
- What the Trump administration is planning when it comes to FLSA changes and wage-and-hour enforcement.
Plus, you'll be able to ask your specific pay-related question to a true expert in wage-and-hour law.
Please join us at this empowering event so you can find (and defuse) your payroll mistakes before they trigger a lawsuit or government investigation.
Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
P.S. Early Registration Bonus. The first 50 people who sign up for Wage & Hour Law 2019 will receive our Special Report, Exempt or Nonexempt? How to Make the Call and Avoid FLSA Overtime Lawsuits. This 22-page executive summary and self-audit checklist will allow you to make the Exempt or Nonexempt decision in total confidence.
P.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive one month of Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service. Premium Plus Online features more than 30,000 HR articles, online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.
P.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Wage & Hour Law 2019 fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – no hassles, no questions asked. Your conference materials, early registration bonus and members-only website access are all yours to keep.