Employment Law

Navigating FLSA Challenges in Fall and Winter: How to Be Prepared

Presented by Shlomo D. Katz Esq.
Recorded on: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
Prerequisites: None
CE Credits: 1.5 HRCI Credits awarded upon completion
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Weather-related office closures, workweeks with holidays, holiday parties and year-end bonuses are just a few of the Fair Labor Standards Act issues you will likely face in the months ahead. Don’t wait to learn about your FLSA obligations until it’s too late and you incur the consequences of noncompliance!

Imagine this scenario:

A snowstorm hits your region, and as a result, you decide to close your office early. Are you required to pay exempt employees for the full day? Can you require them to use vacation leave? What about paying non-exempt employees?

Or this scenario:

Your office is closed due to inclement weather, but an exempt employee performs work at home. Do you need to pay her for working the full day?

Be prepared by joining us for a 90-minute webinar featuring attorney Shlomo Katz of Brown Rudnick, LLP. Mr. Katz will examine these seasonal FLSA issues and share strategies to help you navigate them with ease. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.

By attending our webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The top salary basis issues resulting from weather-related closures
  • Which working time issues to be aware of due to weather-related closures
  • What you need to know about winter uniforms and the minimum wage
  • How to calculate overtime in a workweek that includes a holiday
  • The effect of holiday parties on working time
  • The role of year-end bonuses and the "regular rate of pay"

Who Should Attend:

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • In-House Labor and Employment Counsel
  • Business Managers and Supervisors
  • Employment Law Attorneys
  • Management Consultants
Shlomo D. Katz Esq. Shlomo D. Katz Esq.
Shlomo D. Katz Esq. is Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of the international law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP, where he practices wage and hour law, and commercial and government procurement law and litigation. Mr. Katz’s wage and hour experience includes the following: advising employers on compliance with the minimum wage, working time, and overtime requirements of the FLSA; advising employers on compliance with the prevailing wage and fringe benefit requirements of the Service Contract Act and Davis-Bacon Act; and defending employers in litigation and DOL investigations under the above laws, as well as the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. Mr. Katz has successfully litigated before federal, state, and local courts and administrative tribunals. He is co-author of Fair Labor Standards Handbook for States, Local Governments and Schools; Employer’s Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act; Public Employer’s Guide to FLSA Employee Classification; and FLSA Employee Exemption Handbook, all published by Thompson Information Services. He also serves on the editorial advisory board for the monthly newsletters of all four publications and contributes regular expert commentary on wage and hour trends.

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