Exempt or Nonexempt? Avoid the Misclassification Trap

Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 1pm ET           Duration: 90 minutes

Even if you dot your i’s and cross your t’s, you still could be unintentionally misclassifying employees. The DOL has been cracking down on law-breaking companies and well-intentioned companies alike, even for the smallest mistakes.

Attend this straight-talk 60-minute conference conducted by an expert employment law attorney, Edward Bergmann, and you’ll learn how to avoid the misclassification trap.   (more details below)


WHY ATTEND

The DOL actively seeks out employers who misclassify workers. Though they catch some law-breaking companies, they also nab well-intentioned companies that unknowingly violate overtime laws, which can be very tricky.

In this webinar, Edward Bergmann will lay out a detailed overview of the white-collar exemptions, providing specific, practical examples of how they’re applied.

The course will highlight the “hot spots” -- those areas where employers are prone to make classification mistakes, and offer advice for conducting internal self-audits (before the DOL does).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this webinar, you will learn: 

  • How to classify tricky job types like analysts, specialists, coordinators, executive assistants and IT employees 
  • Who the DOL says is supervising who for purposes of the executive exemption
  • How to draft, reexamine and manage job descriptions -- which are often an employer’s worst enemy in court -- from a classification perspective 
  • The salary basis test and steps you can take to avoid compliance issues
  • Why we see so much litigation now, and likely even more in the future – and what you can do to stay out of court for misclassification 
  • How to handle situations where an employee is supervised by multiple bosses

          ABOUT THE SPEAKER

          Edward Bergmann, Esq., is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw. He is the Chair of the firm’s Task Force on wage-hour issues. He has represented private and public employers, throughout the United States, in administrative and court litigation under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and State Acts for over 30 years. He has handled class actions under state wage payment laws in numerous states and handled collective actions under FLSA throughout the country both at the district court, federal appellate court and Supreme Court levels.

          Mr. Bergmann has also provided advice to numerous Fortune 100 and 500 corporations on compliance with state and federal FLSA statutes and avoidance of litigation under those statutes. He participated in the General Accounting Office’s review of the White Collar Exemptions to the FLSA, which culminated in a published report to Congress by GAO. Recently he has provided guidance on compliance with the revised federal exempt status regulations.

          In a recent survey one attendee commented:
          “It helped me obtain the information I need to perform an internal audit of our job classifications to make sure we are in compliance with DOL and FLSA laws. I found the information to be very useful.”

          Certification

          This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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          Participation in the live upcoming webinar

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          Full MP4 recording of webinar, including Q&A. Choose digital download or CD-ROM by mail.

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          Live + Recording

          Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording. For recording, choose digital download or CD-ROM by mail.

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          Event Value Pack

          Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording + Audio-only MP3 recording. For recordings, choose digital download or CD-ROM by mail.

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