Wage & Hour

Identifying Exempt Employees—Improper FLSA Classification Can Lead to Legal Trouble

Presented by Vicki M. Lambert
Recorded on: Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Duration: 90 minutes
Prerequisites: None
CE Credits: 1.5 HRCI Credits awarded upon completion
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Improper classification of employees as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and non-compliance with exemption regulations can generate some of the largest back pay awards and fines for a company. Furthermore, penalties and back wages are computed with the same formula for all companies—large or small. Improper exempt employee classification and compliance infractions can be devastating or ruinous to employers. Yet employers often are caught off guard when an improper classification is found either by an auditor, a regulator or—in the worst case—a plantiff’s attorney. Furthermore, if a problem is uncovered by a company, often the problem remains how to correct it in a timely and fair manor for both the affected employees and the company without getting into trouble.

This 90-minute interactive audio conference will teach you the skills you need to know to correctly identify exempt employees and—if problems are found—how to correct them efficiently

Learning Points:

  • Who is exempt—exactly
  • What are the categories of exempt employees under the FLSA
  • What constitutes being an exempt executive, administrative or professional in terms of job duties
  • Who is actually considered an “outside sales” employee; you’ll learn a complete and updated definition
  • What is the “salary basis” under the FLSA
  • When can you—and when must you not—dock the pay of an exempt employee
  • Where do the states stand on exempt status
  • Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask Vicki your most pressing questions in the live Q&A session following the presentation.

Attendees Who Will Benefit From This Audio Conference Include:

  • Payroll managers and analysts
  • Accounting staff
  • CFOs and financial executive management
  • Human resources professionals
  • Third-party administrators
  • Auditors
  • Business managers and supervisors
Vicki M. Lambert Vicki M. Lambert
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™ a firm specializing in the training of payroll professionals. With over three decades of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert is a sought-after and respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues. She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States as well as serving as an in-house trainer for businesses such as Sun Microsystems, Fox Studios, Disney, County of Riverside and the City of Hesperia. Ms. Lambert currently produces and presents payroll related audio seminars, webinars and webcasts for clients, APA chapters and business groups throughout the country. Ms. Lambert is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in Southern California and is the creator of and instructor for their Practical Payroll Online program, which is approved for recertification hours by the APA.

CE Credits:
HRCI This program has been approved for (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.