California's wage and hour laws are more burdensome than those of any other state. Between determining the proper exemptions, enforcing the proper breaks, paying the proper wages and documenting the required information, 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 informative seminar, employment law attorney Karen L. Gabler will discuss the most common mistakes in wage and hour law. Topics will include the following:
The Dart case aims its arrow at California employers: when do blended rates apply, and how can you avoid them?
Is your employee exempt or non-exempt?
Is your worker a valid independent contractor?
Does Brinker do anything at all to protect employers?
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 absent
Paying (and terminating) commissions to current and former employees
When is an employee "working" -- waiting time, on-call time, preparatory and concluding activities
Common mistakes on reporting time pay
Who is your employee? The joint employment trap!
Payroll record-keeping and records retention
Pay stub requirements and the "gotchas" that can result in wage and hour litigation
Compensatory time and overtime
Travel time (and costs)
Piece rates and those pesky rest period payments
Make-up time and flexible schedules
Who may be coming after you...and for what?
PAGA vs. class actions
How to correct a wage and hour problem
The impact of arbitration agreements on wage and hour litigation
Note: Due to the popularity of this program and space limitations, attendance is limited to no more than three people per company.