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

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Cost: No charge to attend, RSVP is required*

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

Presenter: Karen L. Gabler

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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:

  • Is your employee exempt or non-exempt? (And why your job description can't tell you the answer)
  • Dynamex, Borello and AB 5: Is your worker a valid independent contractor?
  • The most critical wage and hour policies to have in your employee handbook -- and the policies to leave out!
  • Paying (and not paying) the absentee exempt employee
  • Applying sick leave, vacation and PTO to employee absence
  • 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
  • When do blended rates apply, and how can you avoid them?
  • 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
  • Travel time (and costs)
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Alternative workweeks
  • 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

*Attendance is limited to no more than three people per company.

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