"DO I HAVE TO PAY MY EMPLOYEES FOR THAT?" -- Common Wage & Hour Mistakes for California Employers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

No charge to attend (RSVP is required). Continental breakfast will be served.

Best Western Posada Royale Hotel
1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Presenter: Jonathan Fraser Light and Brian R. Weilbacher

Registration Information

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required.

To register, call 805.248.7033 or send an email to .

Seminar Description


One of the most common pitfalls for California employers is not knowing when and how to pay employees when they are at work -- or, when they are not at work. Not surprisingly, this is also one of the most common areas of employee lawsuits. By being aware of the basic rules relating to the employer's payment obligations and implementing proactive strategies to comply with these laws, employers can dramatically increase their chances of avoiding these burdensome and costly wage and hour lawsuits.

In this informative seminar, employment law attorneys Jonathan Fraser Light and Brian R. Weilbacher will discuss some of the basic rules relating to when employees do and do not have to be paid as part of their work, including valuable tips employers can use to avoid lawsuits on these issues.

Topics covered will include:

  • Paying and not paying the exempt employee who is not at work
  • When must an employee be paid for travel time
  • When must employee expenses be reimbursed (or not!)
  • Paying (and not paying) for employee meetings and work events
  • Paying (and ending) commissions to current and former employees
  • When paychecks must be paid to current and terminated employees
  • When is an employee "at work" -- waiting time, on-call time, preparatory and concluding activities
  • Who is your "employee" -- the joint employment trap
  • Mixed use worker risks -- independent contractors and employees
  • Compensatory time -- can you use it?
  • The "working" lunch and other meal and rest break issues

To enable us to plan for your attendance, please rsvp at least 24 hours in advance. If you reserve a spot and then later find that you are unable to attend, please inform us in advance so that we may offer your seat to someone else.