Protecting Your Salaried-Exempt Status Webinar
Once you have a salaried employee classified as exempt from overtime, you don’t want to un-do it and make a mistake which turns that exempt salaried employee into a non-exempt worker. Employers make mistakes which undermine the status and cause liability for the employer.
Webinar Description and Audience
The Department of Labor changed the rules for salaried-exempt employees. Employers made major efforts to examine, adjust and properly classify exempt positions.
HOWEVER, that is just the starting point. Once you have a salaried employee classified as exempt from overtime, don’t undo it and make a mistake which turns that exempt salaried employee into a non-exempt worker. Employers make mistakes which undermine the status and cause liability for the employer. The major liability comes after having properly established a position as salaried and then losing the exemption by careless practices or unwitting treatment of those positions. Improper deductions, salary alterations, time off, discipline and more can result in loss of the salaried-exemption for one person, or for all of your salaried positions, and cause millions in liability. The Fair Labor Standards Act can impose that liability not just on the organization, but personally against the assets of supervisors, HR managers, CFOs, CEOs, and board members.
A focus on only the new salary requirements can be a big mistake. One must also preserve and protect the salaried status once it has been properly established.
- Types of exemptions
- Protecting the exemptions (avoiding improper processes, danger areas and land mines)
- Understanding and avoiding personal liability
- Improper deductions (absence, discipline, illness, performance, military leave, etc.)
- When can you dock salary for absence?
- Avoiding land mines
- Work from home; FMLA/FLSA complications; records
- The “Safe Harbor” and other policies that can prevent organizational and personal liability
Who Should Attend?
Human Resources staff, anyone who schedules salaried employees, CFOs. Any manager of salaried employees.
Continuing Education (CE) Credits
This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.
Webinar Viewing Options
INCLUDES 7 DAYS OF ONDEMAND PLAYBACK! With this option, you will participate in the webinar (via the internet) as it is being presented. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. You can type and send your questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate at the same time. And don’t worry if you miss the webinar, you can still view it for up to seven days after it takes place!
SIX MONTH ONDEMAND VIDEO:
With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. The weblink will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for up to six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.
If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. With this option, you will receive a download of the PowerPoint slides and a CD-ROM Recording (featuring PowerPoint presentation with audio) of the webinar via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.
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