Employers must be mindful of the risks posed by misclassifying individuals as exempt as well as by a host of practices that can imperil otherwise proper classification decisions.
CHICAGO (PRWEB) March 15, 2018
If you have employees or advise companies with employees, this webinar series is for you! No employer—whether large, medium or small—is immune from the reach of federal, state and/or local employment laws and regulations. Now, more than ever, employers should consider taking a proactive approach to auditing their employment practices and policies so that they can better respond when issues arise. This Financial Poise PROTECTING YOUR EMPLOYEE ASSETS: THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP webinar series approaches the employer-employee relationship from beginning to end, with programs covering the most important steps along the way, including hiring and onboarding, policy and procedure development and training, wage and hour compliance, accommodating disabled employees, conducting investigations and considerations associated with ending the relationship.
The third episode of the series, Show Them the Money: Wage & Hour Compliance, airs on March 20th at 3:00 PM CST (Register Here) and features Moderator Mark M. Trapp of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. Mr. Trapp is joined by Phillip Schreiber of Holland & Knight, Jason B. Klimpl of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, and Charles A. Krugel of The Law Office of Charles Krugel.
Compliance with federal (as well as state) wage and hour laws returned to the forefront towards the end of the Obama administration when it appeared that the salary threshold that applied to exempt employees would be increased significantly. While the proposed change will not happen, the Trump administration has signaled that the threshold will nonetheless likely increase. Regardless of where the new threshold lands, employers must nonetheless be mindful of the risks posed by misclassifying individuals as exempt as well as by a host of practices that can imperil otherwise proper classification decisions. And while the federal government is no longer scrutinizing the use of independent contractors as closely today, employers must still be careful when relying on contractors. This webinar delves into the mistakes commonly made by employers and endeavors to provide attendees with the tools needed to help find and fix potential wage and hour pitfalls.
The PROTECTING YOUR EMPLOYEE ASSETS: THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP Series is produced by Financial Poise.™ Future episodes in the series include “Time for a Break: Managing Leaves of Absence and Accommodating Disabilities,” airing on April 17th, "I Know What You Did Last Summer: Workplace Investigations" airing on May 15th, and "It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye: Minimizing Risk When Terminating Employees," airing on June 19th. Each episode airs at 3:00 PM CST. All episodes will be available live through West LegalEdCenter and then on-demand following the live premiere.
As with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to investors, business owners, and executives without much background in these areas, yet is also valuable to attorneys, accountants, and other seasoned professionals. And, as with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. Each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all episodes.
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