Answers to Top 10 Common Payroll Questions
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The United States Department of Labor estimates that over 70% of employers are not in compliance with the FLSA.When factoring in variations in state laws, the estimate of noncompliant employers increases substantially. Wage and hour claims continue to exceed equal employment opportunity claims. On both the individual claim and class action scale, noncompliance can lead to major financial penalties and mandatory fee-shifting. This topic will focus on the most common wage and hour issues facing employers. The material will provide both legal and practical guidance for recognizing and rectifying these issues. Topics to be covered include proper classification of the workforce as overtime exempt or nonexempt, calculating the overtime rate, and identifying what are considered to be hours worked. The material will also review recent changes to federal and state laws regarding minimum wage and overtime exemption salary thresholds and what those changes mean for your business.
AuthorsLauren Parra, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Exempt Versus Nonexempt - What's the Difference and What Does It Mean?
• Understanding the Difference Between Exempt and Nonexempt Employees
• Determining Which of Your Employees Fall Into an Overtime Exemption
Common Payroll and Timekeeping Missteps
• What Does and Does Not Constitute Hours Worked?
• How Do You Calculate the Regular and Overtime Rate?
• Best Practices for Avoiding and Addressing Common Errors
The U.S. Department of Labor's Final Overtime Rule
• What Changes Are Imposed by the Final Rule?
• How Long Do Employers Have to Comply?
• What Options Do Employers Have to Ensure Compliance?