Wage & Hour Primer & Update 2016
Overview and analysis of the FLSA and Massachusetts wage and hour laws
- Product Number: 2160150P01
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Over 100 years ago, Massachusetts enacted the first state minimum wage law in the United States. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is itself almost 80 years old, passed in 1938 as part of the New Deal. But despite their age, federal and state wage and hour laws remain one of the most active areas of litigation in the employment law field. There are a number of reasons why the wage and hour laws continue to be a hot button issue. First, in part, the laws are highly technical. For example, either an employer is paying its employees correctly or it is not; an employer’s good faith is not a defense to liability. At the same time, other aspects of the laws, such as determining whether an employee is exempt from the overtime requirements, are open to interpretation. In this respect, the U.S. Department of Labor continues to adjust its views as it adapts the FLSA to the modern economy. Third, because these cases often involve an employer’s treatment of a group of employees, they are often brought as putative class actions or under the FLSA’s collective action procedure. Finally, the availability of multiple damages, including automatic treble damages under state law, means that the risks of liability can be significant. All of this means you must stay up-to-date on this evolving practice area.
This program provides an overview of the major requirements of federal and state wage and hour laws, and features practical analysis of the most litigated issues. The expert panel shares practical tips to help you identify and anticipate mistakes commonly made by employers. Whether you represent an aggrieved worker, are responding to a lawsuit or DOL investigation, or are advising companies on how to minimize risk, this program helps you flag the issues and understand the latest litigation strategies. Bring your questions to personalize the dialogue.
Agenda & Materials
9:00 - 9:20 a.m.
Welcome and IntroductionRobert A. Fisher, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw LLP , Boston
9:20 - 9:40 a.m.
Update on the Latest Court DecisionseLecture Add to CartPanel
9:40 - 9:55 a.m.
What Constitutes Time Worked?eLecture Add to CartPanel
9:55 - 10:15 a.m.
Developments in the Overtime ExemptionseLecture Add to CartPanel
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Calculating Overtime and Common MistakeseLecture Add to CartPanel
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Independent Contractors, Unpaid Interns, and VolunteerseLecture Add to CartPanel
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Special Rules for Employees in Particular IndustrieseLecture Add to CartPanel
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Governmental InvestigationseLecture Add to CartPanel
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Damages and PenaltieseLecture Add to CartPanel
11:45 - 12:00 p.m.
"Ask the Experts" Q&A SessionPanel
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