National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Wage and Hour Law Compliance
An Essential One-Day Seminar Update
The Fair Labor Standards Act has been around since 1938. After all these
years, youd think it would be clear and easy by now. But the fact
is: Its getting even harder to apply these laws to a quickly changing
workplace. With the increasing scope of responsibilities employees are
handling, the line between exempt vs. non-exempt classifications are more
confusing now than they were five years ago. In fact, Wage and Hour Laws
cause more questions in the HR and payroll departments than practically
clearcut answers for even the most organized and informed HR & Payroll
professional is tough.
Congress and the courts are still battling it out over many of the finer
points, and one decision seems to contradict the next. As a result, even
the most conscientious and hardworking HR people become more confused.
Make a mistake and you end up under investigation by the Department of
Labor or get hit with a costly, time-consuming lawsuit from an employee.
Wage and Hour Law Compliance seminar is built to help you meet your challenges.
Weve developed this information-packed, one-day seminar to clarify
the latest decisions and applications of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
When it comes to something as important as employee wages, you know you
cant make assumptions and hope youre right. Youve got
to have a solid working knowledge of the definitions and applications
of this dynamic law. Anything less than that could spell trouble for your
this is must-attend training for all HR and Payroll Professionals, forget the idea of boring lectures.
Hearing or reading through the laws wont do you much good if you
dont know how it all applies. Youre going to learn from
court decisions and hear examples of cases that have cost other organizations
plenty. Youll find yourself participating in lively discussions
not only learning from your trainer but also from your peers.
Bring plenty of questions along that day. Youll leave with the
solid answers youve been wanting.
Heres a sample of your training day
- Put your employees to the test: exempt vs. non-exempt
classifications that leave no doubt
- Make sure your contractors are not considered employees
by DOL standards
- Know whats on the clock and whats not:
Use straightforward time calculation methods
- Get samples of recordkeeping forms that will make
your job easier
- Calculate comp time, overtime, travel, and on-call
- Understand FLSA rules as they apply to government
workers and those with special industry exceptions
- Deal with subminimum wages and training wages with
Avoid the violations, penalties and lawsuits that come
from not understanding the law. Spend one day and leave with rock-solid
knowledge and the confidence to make the right decisions. Protect your
organization and your career. It couldnt be easier.
- Youve got an exempt employee whose absences exceed
sick time allowed. Can you dock this employee for the extra hours away
- How should you compensate non-exempt employees during
a business trip? Should exempt employees earn comp time?
- Can you deduct money owed to your company from a non-exempt
employees paycheck? How about if this person is making minimum
- Are employees entitled to wages on the days the business
is closed due to bad weather?
- How much consideration does the DOL give to job titles?
What is the most accurate way to evaluate exempt vs. non-exempt status?
- What are the best timekeeping and recordkeeping methods
for the way your company runs?
- Are inside sales staff still FLSA exempt?
- Some of the hourly employees work on computers. Do
they qualify under Computer Professionals Exempt category?
- Are they off the clock or around the clock? How do
the FLSA rules apply to meal times, on-call, standby
or training hours?
- If you pay an exempt employee overtime, have you blown
the exempt status?
- The private vs. the public sector: How do you deal
with the special rules regarding police officers, paramedics, firefighters
and other government workers?
No matter what kind of organization you work for or
business that you do, interpreting FLSA has led to plenty of challenging
questions and gray areas to interpret. This one-day seminar will give
you all the information you need to make informed, accurate and confident
decisions. Dont put your career or your organization at risk.
Get solid answers to your HR questions.
- The short
and long of exempt vs. non-exempt criteria testing
- Why the
short test criteria may cause you to make errors
- Know if
your contractors should be paid as employees
- The increasing
importance and gray areas of the Salary Basis Regulation
for using titles as a classification method for employees
- Can or should
exempt employees ever earn overtime?
with the Computer Professional
- The problems
with determinations for outside sales staff
workers with administrative duties
the young worker: What can they do, how long can they work
- The pitfalls of using comp time with exempt and non-exempt
- Overtime and the part-time worker
- Clocking telecommuters and home-based workers
- Travel time, training time and meal times
- Must you pay for attendance at meetings outside the
employees normal schedule?
- Dealing with small tasks that employees perform while
not strictly on the clock
- Use time off and prepayment
plans that balance overtime hours
- Jury duty, military leave and other special circumstance
- When the office shuts down for a day or two: Are wages
- Do the courts agree whether exempt employees take
off anything less than a full day?
- Making timely and accurate severance paychecks
Records Complete and Accurate
- Keeping track of exempt employees hours
- Timekeeping methods and rounding off
- When FMLA, COBRA and unemployment insurance come into
- Garnishments: Understanding and applying the rules
- Recent decisions about stock options and the role
- When can you dock an employees salary and for
- How to handle problems regarding a final paycheck
- Salaries with commissions or tips
- Reducing an exempt employees salary or dealing
with suspension time due to disciplinary measures
- How long do you need to keep timecards, employee earnings
statements and other payroll records?
Industry Exceptions and Unions
- Working out comp time in lieu of overtime
- Volunteer workers in the public sector
- Special applications for police, firefighters, paramedics
and emergency response staff
- Check if you are on target with compensable hours
for tour of duty employees
- Does your industry have special exemptions? Find out
- Recordkeeping red flags inspectors look for
- Avoiding accusations of retaliation and discrimination
- Writing job descriptions that protect your exemptions
- The dos and dont's of conducting your own FLSA
- Using the window of correction appropriately
to DOL standards
- Personnel policies that could leave you open for investigation
- Subject to reduction violations under the
salary basis test
- The most common violations and how to avoid them
- Communicate clearly with employees about salary and
- The good faith defense and statute of limitations
Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction
We stand behind our seminars
with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee
of satisfaction. If for any reason youre not completely satisfied
with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial
information you receive during this workshop, well refund your money
in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!
to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends
Lunch is on your own.
Education: Select date/location from list box below (Use side arrow to scroll). Complete form and click on 'Send'
Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional
board. Contact your own board to find out what's required.
If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the workshop,
Bring a seminar to your site! For information about bringing a course to your site please call 919-480-2550 or email the registry at
If this course or the dates/locations below do not have what you are looking for, then click here and we will find it for you right away. It will save you a lot of time and energy finding it yourself.
** Register Online**
National Seminars Group will e-mail confirmation soon. If you are not paying via credit card, you will receive an invoice with payment instructions.
If you cannot attend a workshop for which you are registered, you may send a substitute or receive a credit memo toward a future workshop. If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the workshop, your registration fee will be refunded less a $10 enrollment charge.
You can also register by emailing your registration information to us at
or calling us at 919-480-2550.
Please mention the meeting number specified above and BE SURE TO STATE VIP CODE "919-120001-000 -- Training Registry".