PAY ME NOW OR PAY ME LATER....The Joys of California's Wage and Hour Laws

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

No charge to attend, but a RSVP is required (includes continental breakfast)

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

Presenters: Karen L. Gabler

Registration Information

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

To register, call 805.248.7089 or send an email to .


California's wage and hour laws are more burdensome than those of any other state. Between determining the proper exemptions, enforcing the proper breaks and paying the proper wages, there are a myriad of issues to consider for California employers. Simple mistakes can lead to substantial liability and penalties, even when the employer makes every effort to "do the right thing."

In this information-packed seminar, employment law attorney Karen L. Gabler will discuss the most common employer mistakes in wage and hour law.

Topics covered will include the following:

  • Is your employee exempt or non-exempt?
  • Is your worker a valid independent contractor?
  • Three years post-Brinker: what should you do about meal and rest periods today?
  • The most critical wage and hour policies to have in your employee handbook -- and the policies to leave out!
  • Paying (and not paying) the exempt employee who is not at work
  • Paying (and terminating) commissions to current and former employees
  • When is an employee "at work" -- waiting time, on-call time, preparatory and concluding activities
  • Who is your "employee" -- the joint employment trap
  • Payroll record-keeping and records retention
  • Minimum wage and the impending increases
  • Compensatory time
  • Overtime pay
  • Travel time (and costs)
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Blended rates
  • Make-up time
  • Who may be coming after you….and for what?

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.