On Demand Webinar Duration 90 Minutes Credits HRCI 1.5 & SHRM 1.5 PDCs

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Speaker: Janette is an attorney with more than 20 years legal experience. Janette works in her own law practice with employers on most employment law issues

Areas Covered

• Exempt v. Non-Exempt employees.
• Categories (e.g. Executive, Administrative)>

Salary Basis Test:

• Safe Harbor Policy.
• Threshold.
• Duties Test:

  • Job Titles and Descriptions.
  • Job Evaluations, Supervisor and Employee Interviews.
  • Discretion.
  • Supervision.
  • Authority.

Case examples:

• Pharma sales reps;.
• Auto service rep’s;.
• Financial services employees.

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During the last decade or two, employers have found it increasingly difficult to decide which employees are entitled to overtime. Those classifications are commonly referred to as exempt employees (those who meet the FLSA’s requirements to be exempt from overtime pay) and non-exempt employees (employees the law requires to be paid overtime).
The FLSA contains dozens of exemptions, which basically provide that specific categories of employers and employees aren’t subject to the Act’s overtime requirements. Most common are the “white-collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees, computer professionals, and outside sales employees.

Why should you attend?

Participants who understand how to properly classify their employees will ultimately spend far less “cleaning up” the administrative and legal mess that will otherwise result, freeing them to focus on either running their businesses or doing the jobs they were hired to do. They will probably also help save their company significant sums of money that would otherwise be spent on legal fees, unpaid overtime and fines and penalties.

Learning Objectives

• Understanding the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees;
• Discern differences between each of the more common exemption categories;
• Learn how to properly determine whether a job meets one or more exemption categories;
• Gaining an understanding of why paying an employee a salary may not make them overtime-exempt;
• Be able to appreciate the role of job titles and job descriptions;
• Learn how and why proper classification of employees matters.

Who will Benefit

• Business Owners.
• CFO’s, Controllers.
• Senior Management.
• Compensation Officers.
• H.R. Directors.
• H.R. Managers.
• Supervisors.

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to Get:

• 1.5 HRCI-approved hours
• Live question and answer session
• Copy of speaker's presentation slides
• Certificate

This activity has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity 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

This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

Your Instructor

Janette Levey Frisch
Janette Levey Frisch

Janette is an attorney with more than 20 years legal experience. Janette works in her own law practice with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer's Legal Wellness Professional - to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm's weekly blog and has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.

Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others. Janette is licensed in New Jersey and New York. In addition, Janette serves as a Legal Wellness Professional to employers outside New Jersey and New York on almost all federal employment law issues, to enable employees to address workplace challenges before they escalate to litigation or costly audits. Janette is a member of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a task force that serves as a resource to employers committed to taking a proactive, holistic approach to preventing and appropriately responding to the growing threat of workplace violence. Janette is also a contributor to the recently released book, "Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition", published by John Wiley and Sons, and authored by David E. Perry and Mark J. Haluska.

Janette serves as a member of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, an interdisciplinary task force dedicated to providing cutting-edge holistic solutions to the increasing concern over workplace safety and workplace violence prevention.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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