Reclassifying Exempt Employees: Ensuring Wage and Hour Compliance

recording Reclassifying Exempt Employees: Ensuring Wage and Hour Compliance

You Will Learn:

  • Key reasons for reclassification
  • Strategic considerations when reclassifying exempt employees
  • Best practices for implementing a reclassification
  • How benefit plans are impacted by a reclassification
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The heat is on employers that misclassify workers.

In fact, the IRS and DOL continue to crack down on this widespread issue as part of a multi-agency “Misclassification Initiative” that seeks to strengthen and coordinate Federal and State efforts to enforce violations of the law.

But misclassification is not your only problem…another trap waits for you: the reclassification of exempt employees.

Reclassifying from exempt to non-exempt means those employees are now eligible for overtime pay and they’re generally entitled to back pay for the overtime hours they’ve worked.

So what does that mean for you?  It opens the door to costly lawsuits and investigations by the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division.

Learning Objectives

During this information-packed webinar you will learn how to limit your exposure to wage and hour lawsuits when reclassifying exempt employees.  You’ll also learn:

  • Key reasons for reclassification
  • Strategic considerations when reclassifying exempt employees
  • Best practices for implementing a reclassification
  • How benefit plans are impacted by a reclassification
  • How to determine if you should – or should not – involve incumbent employees in an audit process
  • If past overtime pay is always due employees when reclassifications occur
  • How to identify how far back past overtime pay can be due if reclassifying employees
  • Best practices for restricting off-the-clock work
  • Maintaining accurate timekeeping practices

Product ID: 12162

Bonus Material

Plus, you get the exclusive guide, Reclassifying Exempt Employee: Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Ensure Wage and Hour Compliance – a $247 value – FREE!

Reclassifying-Exempt_EmployeesThis essential, guide is jam-packed with the tips, tools, and techniques you need to ensure wage and hour compliance.

  • Key Reasons for Reclassification
  • Reasons to Do an Exempt Status Audit
  • What to Do in an Exempt Status Audit
    • Identify All Exempt and Nonexempt Positions
    • Example of Similar Job Descriptions – One Exempt and One Nonexempt
    • Case Study of Job Reclassification
    • The Investigator
  • Gather the Facts and Consider the State and Federal Law
    • The Salary Test
    • Interviews, Observation, and Renewing Documents
    • Looking Into the Management Employees
    • Administrative Exempt Employees
    • Computer Professionals
    • Federal and State
  • The Job on the Cusp: What Do You Do If a Position Is Not Clearly Exempt or Nonexempt?
    • What About Positions that Need to Be Exempt for Recruiting?
    • What About Employees Who Want to Be Exempt?
  • Issues with Reclassification
    • Communication is Vital
    • Common Questions and Responses
  • Handling Reclassification With and Without Back Pay
    • Do Nothing Approach
    • Reclassification With No Back Pay
    • Reclassification with Back Pay
    • Example of Back Pay Calculation
  • Implement the Changes
    • Getting the Right Help 

Plus, this essential guides also provides you with detailed information on:

  • Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Computer and Outside Sales Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Salary Basis Requirement and the Part 541 Exemptions Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

 

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Faculty

Jeffrey M. Landes
Jeffrey M. Landes
Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green

Jeffrey M. Landes is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm's New York office. He is a past member of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York and currently a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section.

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