Wage and Hour DOL Audits: Surviving Heightened Scrutiny on Pay Practices
Preparing for Investigations of Minimum Wage, OT, Hours Worked and Misclassification; Leveraging Settlement Techniques
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will arm employment counsel with the practical techniques to effectively respond to and navigate a DOL wage and hour audit. Our panel will discuss the substantive areas the DOL is targeting and offer their perspectives on settlement negotiations with the DOL.
- Substantive areas subject to audit
- Payment of wages
- Compliance vs. dispute
- Settlement techniques
- Integrated federal and state audits
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What actions can employers take now to prepare for a DOL audit?
- What are the substantive pay practice areas on which counsel should focus?
- What considerations should be made when considering settlement for possible violations?
- How best must counsel prepare to confront audits from both federal and state audits?
Stephanie Dodge Gournis
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Ms. Dodge Gournis is engaged exclusively in the representation of management in all aspects of traditional labor... | Read More
Ms. Dodge Gournis is engaged exclusively in the representation of management in all aspects of traditional labor and employment matters. She regularly represents employers in defending administrative and federal/state court complaints involving equal employment opportunity discrimination, retaliatory discharge, harassment, whistleblower rights, the FMLA, the ADA, the FLSA and state wage and hour claims.Close
Jeffrey M. Landes
Epstein Becker and Green
Mr. Landes counsels clients in a variety of industries in all facets of employment law, including compliance with EEO... | Read More
Mr. Landes counsels clients in a variety of industries in all facets of employment law, including compliance with EEO laws and other statutes governing the workplace, independent contractor issues, wage/hour and human resource audits, executive terminations, restrictive covenants, employee discipline and terminations, reorganizations, among others. Mr. Landes is the author of numerous publications on employment law issues and frequently lectures on a range of workplace issues.Close
Alfred B. Robinson, Jr.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart
Mr. Robinson has practiced labor and employment law and advised business clients on employment compliance issues since... | Read More
Mr. Robinson has practiced labor and employment law and advised business clients on employment compliance issues since 1981. His practice focuses on wage and hour matters and he is Co-Chair of the firm’s Wage and Hour Practice Group. Mr. Robinson’s practice includes representing clients before the EEOC, NLRB, the DOL, other administrative agencies and various federal and state courts. He is a former acting Administrator of the DOL Wage and Hour Division as well as Deputy Administrator for Policy.Close