Corporate Counsel Forum on

Wage & Hour Compliance

Monday, March 26, 2007

About

The number of wage and hour class actions has surpassed all other types of class actions filed in state and federal court.
Is your company protected?

Confusion around calculation of pay, timekeeping, and exempt versus non-exempt employees under the FLSA has led to some of the biggest verdicts and settlements against employers in recent years. Wells Fargo, Starbucks, Sears, Cingular and Wal-Mart are just a few of the companies that have faced liabilities of up to nearly $80 million relating to wage & hour claims.

As more high-dollar verdicts come down, plaintiffs’ counsel will become more and more vigilant as they look for potential violations. With the variation among—and constant changes in—state laws, and the lack of clarity in portions of the FLSA, wage & hour law is rife with opportunities for oversights. To prevent your company from becoming the next target, you need to stay informed on the latest regulatory developments, classification standards and proactive policies.

American Conference Institute’s Corporate Counsel Forum on Wage and Hour Compliance publication will offer you the most accurate and comprehensive information available in this specialized area. Topics include:

  • Identify and rectify inadvertent mistakes you may be making on overtime compensation, off-the-clock work, classification and documentation
  • Integrate new state and federal law into your current practices
  • Implement special precautions for California and other high-risk areas or workers
  • Prepare—based on “insider” information—for upcoming targets of the plaintiffs’ bar
  • Assess your practices compared to industry colleagues

Contents & Contributors

About

The number of wage and hour class actions has surpassed all other types of class actions filed in state and federal court.
Is your company protected?

Confusion around calculation of pay, timekeeping, and exempt versus non-exempt employees under the FLSA has led to some of the biggest verdicts and settlements against employers in recent years. Wells Fargo, Starbucks, Sears, Cingular and Wal-Mart are just a few of the companies that have faced liabilities of up to nearly $80 million relating to wage & hour claims.

As more high-dollar verdicts come down, plaintiffs’ counsel will become more and more vigilant as they look for potential violations. With the variation among—and constant changes in—state laws, and the lack of clarity in portions of the FLSA, wage & hour law is rife with opportunities for oversights. To prevent your company from becoming the next target, you need to stay informed on the latest regulatory developments, classification standards and proactive policies.

American Conference Institute’s Corporate Counsel Forum on Wage and Hour Compliance publication will offer you the most accurate and comprehensive information available in this specialized area. Topics include:

  • Identify and rectify inadvertent mistakes you may be making on overtime compensation, off-the-clock work, classification and documentation
  • Integrate new state and federal law into your current practices
  • Implement special precautions for California and other high-risk areas or workers
  • Prepare—based on “insider” information—for upcoming targets of the plaintiffs’ bar
  • Assess your practices compared to industry colleagues

Contents & Contributors

Calculating the Regular Rate – Still Lots of Exceptions
J. Vann Vogel, Verizon Wireless (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Stanley Weiner, Jones Day (Dallas/Cleveland)

Post Sav-On Class Certification Rulings in California
Leslie L. Abbott, Paul Hastings (Los Angeles)

FLSA Flexibilities: Minimizing the Cost of Overtime
Robert V. Schnitz, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (Chicago)
Noah A. Finkel, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP (Chicago)

Auditing Your Wage and Hour Data
Karl N. Snow, Bates White (Washington, DC)

Assessing Your Employment Practices
Gregg A. Gilman, Davis & Gilbert (New York)

What to Do When DOL Comes Calling – Responding to a Wage and Hour Audit
David Fortney, Fortney & Scott, LLC (Washington, DC)

First Steps to Minimize Potential Liability When a Claim is Alleged
Glenn P. Felton, UnumProvident Corporation (Chattanooga, TN)
Timothy G. Johnson, Cingular Wireless Now The New AT&T (Atlanta)



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