FLSA Updates, New OT Eligibility Rules, Gig Worker Status, and More
Misclassification of workers can have serious legal consequences for employers. Recent Fair Labor Standards Act changes and conflicting state and federal viewpoints on the classification of independent contractors have made it that much more challenging for employers to remain in compliance with the law. This program will take the guesswork out of the classification process, clarifying some of the most vexing questions employers face. Classify employees with certainty - order today!
- Understand what is covered by FLSA and how to remain in compliance.
- Receive guidance to help you navigate the gray area between employees and independent contractors.
- Get timely updates on the new FLSA overtime eligibility rules.
- Fix classification errors and institute safeguards that protect employers.
1:00 pm to 4:15 pm Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Stuart M. Silverman
1:00 - 2:30
- Employee vs. Independent Contractor and Other Classification Conundrums
- Fair Labor Standards Act: What it Is and Who it Covers
- Independent Contractor vs. Employee: Why it Matters
- Protections Available to Employees vs. Independent Contractors
- "Economic Reality" and Other Tests Used to Determine Worker Status
- Benefits and Compensation Considerations
- Risks and Legal Gray Areas in Alternative Work Arrangements
- Consequences of Misclassifying Workers
- Conflicting State and Federal Viewpoints on "Gig" Worker Classification - Legal Update
- Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Status: Overtime Rule, Job Duties Test, and More
- Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Criteria
- Primary Duties Test
- Salary Level/Basis Test
- Overtime Rule Update: New Minimum Salary for OT
Break 2:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:15
- Wage and Hour Issues for Exempt Employees
- Treatment of Bonuses and Commissions
- Handling Highly Compensated Employees
- Backpay and Other Penalties: What Employers Need to Know
- Safeguards for Employers
- How to Avoid Common Employee Classification Violations
- Recordkeeping and Documentation Requirements
- Updating Employee Handbooks and Other Policies
- Employee Job Description Best Practices
- Ensuring Compliant Timekeeping Procedures
- Conducting Your Own Internal Wage and Hour Audit
- How to Fix Classification Errors
- Best Practices to Remain in Compliance with Wage and Hour Laws
This course is designed for human resource professionals. Attorneys, accountants and paralegals will also benefit.