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Wage and Hour Issues - The Exempt Vs Non-Exempt

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By: Janette Levey Frisch
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90 Minutes
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Intermediate to Advanced

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During the last decade or two, employers have found it increasingly difficult to decide which employees are entitled to overtime. Those classifications are commonly referred to as exempt employees (those who meet the FLSA’s requirements to be exempt from overtime pay) and non-exempt employees (employees the law requires to be paid overtime).
The FLSA contains dozens of exemptions, which basically provide that specific categories of employers and employees aren’t subject to the Act’s overtime requirements. Most common are the “white-collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees, computer professionals, and outside sales employees.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Participants who understand how to properly classify their employees will ultimately spend far less “cleaning up” the administrative and legal mess that will otherwise result, freeing them to focus on either running their businesses or doing the jobs they were hired to do. They will probably also help save their company significant sums of money that would otherwise be spent on legal fees, unpaid overtime and fines and penalties.

AREA COVERED

Categories (e.g. Executive, Administrative)>
Salary Basis Test:

Duties Test:

Case examples:

Join us to learn all this and more.

  • Exempt v. Non-Exempt employees.
  • Safe Harbor Policy.
  • Threshold.
  • Job Titles and Descriptions.
  • Job Evaluations, Supervisor and Employee Interviews.
  • Discretion.
  • Supervision.
  • Authority.
  • Pharma sales reps;.
  • Auto service rep’s;.
  • Financial services employees.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understanding the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees;
  • Discern differences between each of the more common exemption categories;
  • Learn how to properly determine whether a job meets one or more exemption categories;
  • Gaining an understanding of why paying an employee a salary may not make them overtime-exempt;
  • Be able to appreciate the role of job titles and job descriptions;
  • Learn how and why proper classification of employees matters.

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Business Owners.
  • CFO’s, Controllers.
  • Senior Management.
  • Compensation Officers.
  • H.R. Directors.
  • H.R. Managers.
  • Supervisors.

Participants who understand how to properly classify their employees will ultimately spend far less “cleaning up” the administrative and legal mess that will otherwise result, freeing them to focus on either running their businesses or doing the jobs they were hired to do. They will probably also help save their company significant sums of money that would otherwise be spent on legal fees, unpaid overtime and fines and penalties.

Categories (e.g. Executive, Administrative)>
Salary Basis Test:

Duties Test:

Case examples:

Join us to learn all this and more.

  • Exempt v. Non-Exempt employees.
  • Safe Harbor Policy.
  • Threshold.
  • Job Titles and Descriptions.
  • Job Evaluations, Supervisor and Employee Interviews.
  • Discretion.
  • Supervision.
  • Authority.
  • Pharma sales reps;.
  • Auto service rep’s;.
  • Financial services employees.
  • Understanding the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees;
  • Discern differences between each of the more common exemption categories;
  • Learn how to properly determine whether a job meets one or more exemption categories;
  • Gaining an understanding of why paying an employee a salary may not make them overtime-exempt;
  • Be able to appreciate the role of job titles and job descriptions;
  • Learn how and why proper classification of employees matters.
  • Business Owners.
  • CFO’s, Controllers.
  • Senior Management.
  • Compensation Officers.
  • H.R. Directors.
  • H.R. Managers.
  • Supervisors.

SPEAKER PROFILE

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Janette Levey Frisch, has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law. Janette operates under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer’s best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems, before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits. Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer’s Legal Wellness Professional — to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer. Janette has spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others. Janette serve on the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multi-disciplinary task force, dedicated to providing, holistic, proactive and cutting-edge solutions and resources for employers committed to ensuring a safe workplace.

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