Proactive Wage and Hour Compliance Strategies
Leveraging Self-Audits, Effective Policies and Procedures, and Corrective Measures to Reduce Liability Exposure
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to employer's counsel on proactive measures to minimize exposure to wage and hour lawsuits. The panel will outline best practices for conducting self-audits, developing effective policies and procedures, and implementing corrective measures.
- Self-audit strategies
- Who should conduct audit?
- Areas of review
- Documenting the audit, including work-product and privilege issues
- Wage and hour polices and procedures
- Time and manner of wage payment
- Employer classification
- Overtime pay
- Bonus and commission policy
- Recordkeeping policy
- Meal and rest break policy
- Leave policy
- Corrective measures
- Establish compliance program
- Reclassify positions
- Consider voluntarily paying back wages
- Should you notify the DOL of error?
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What self-audit strategies are effective to identify and correct errors? When should employers take the initiative to notify the Department of Labor of compliance errors discovered during self audits?
- What are the key components of strong, enforceable wage and hour policies and procedures?
- How can the atty-client privilege and work-product doctrine be used to protect documents generated during proactive compliance activities from discovery in wage and hour cases?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Paul J. Siegel
He has represented employers in wage and hour, discrimination, affirmative action and labor matters since 1976. He... | Read More
He has represented employers in wage and hour, discrimination, affirmative action and labor matters since 1976. He regularly appears before federal and state agencies and courts in various equal employment, wage hour and labor law matters. frequently addresses supervisors and managers to assist them in developing the skills needed to manage effectively in today's challenging legal environment.Close
Charles H. Wilson
Mr. Wilson is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He represents... | Read More
Mr. Wilson is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He represents employers in complex litigation and trials arising from claims of wage and hour violations, employee raiding, race discrimination, racial profiling, retaliation (including whistle blowing), harassment, and disability discrimination. He has also represented employers in numerous administrative actions before the EEOC and state agencies.Close
Jonathan T. Hyman
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz
He advises companies on a wide-range of employment, human relations, and labor-relations issues. He serves an... | Read More
He advises companies on a wide-range of employment, human relations, and labor-relations issues. He serves an “outside in-house counsel” role for businesses that lack an in-house labor & employment attorney. In this role, he drafts policies and handbooks, audits HR practices and procedures, and advises companies on day-to-day HR issues such as employee discipline and terminations.Close