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Are you certain that you are in compliance with the latest FLSA rules and guidelines? In this practical webinar, you will investigate recent developments in wage and hour law, the legal risks of misclassifying employees, and strategies for ensuring FLSA compliance in the remote workplace.

The US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division oversees federal labor laws. Failure to comply with Wage & Hour laws may result in the employer paying the employee back wages, damages, penalties, attorney fees and court costs, plus the prospect of civil and criminal penalties from federal and/or state governments. Therefore, Wage & Hour compliance is of the utmost importance.

This webinar will explore several of the most common FLSA mistakes made by employers today and will look at special issues raised by current changes in the law, including the proposed changes to the regulations governing exempt status for employees.

Learn how to avoid those FLSA alligator bites!

Why you should Attend

The FLSA is one of those laws that can trip managers up big time. It is also one of those laws that managers rarely think about or focus on. What are the most common violations that cause problems for supervisors and managers, and how can they be avoided?

Civil lawsuits for Wage and Hour violations are always a threat to business. Violations of the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can result in astronomical financial judgements against employers. By understanding the provisions of the FLSA, you can protect your company from major financial consequences.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Avoiding common FLSA mistakes and legal landmines
  • The latest trends in wage and hour law
  • New USDOL guidelines for determining whether an employee is exempt or non-exempt
  • Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The three tests you must use to determine if an employee is exempt from the FLSA
  • What is considered hours worked and how do they affect overtime pay
  • Challenges of ensuring FLSA compliance in the remote workplace
  • Examine essential recordkeeping guidelines for verifying FLSA compliance
  • How the FLSA differs from State wage and hour laws

Who Will Benefit

  • HR Professionals
  • Payroll Professionals
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Business Owners
  • Team Leaders

Speaker Profile

Steven G. Meilleur, Ph.D., SPHR – is President, CEO – PRAXIS Management Solutions, LLC, a New Mexico-based management consulting firm specializing in human resources, employee relations, leadership, training & organizational development, organizational research and assessment, strategic & operational planning, and non-profit organization management and governance. Dr. Meilleur has more than 40 years of management and executive-level experience in human resources, risk management, and organizational management in the private non-profit public, and private for-profit sectors.

Dr. Meilleur also serves as Senior Vice-President and Risk Services Consultant for Human Resources and Employment with Poms & Associates, a national risk services and insurance brokerage firm. His previous work experience includes public, private, and nonprofit organizations, in executive and management capacities.

He is also on the faculty of the UNM School of Public Administration in the graduate program, teaching in the areas of human resource management, nonprofit organization management, leadership, dispute resolution, organizational change, and human resource development. He has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops across the country, and is a published author in the areas of human resources, marketing, leadership and management development, organizational change and innovation, non-profit organization management, and board development.

Dr. Meilleur received a BA in English Literature and Education from Bucknell University, an Executive MBA from the University of New Mexico's Anderson Graduate School of Management, and his Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Learning from UNM. He received his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management in 1995.