Employees increasingly use their smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices to check email and perform work outside of their normal work hours. Even if employers don’t approve of such after-hours work, they can still face substantial overtime claims, which can grow exponentially in a class action case.
In this webinar, you will learn how to avoid overtime claims for after-hours work. You will learn about current overtime case law relating to employee use of electronics. You will learn substantive defense techniques and theories, specific techniques in disputing collective actions, and best practices in avoiding claims. We will discuss the following:
- How does continuous connectivity of employees affect the definition of work and compensable time?
- What are the defenses to electronic overtime?
- What best practices should be implemented to avoid claims of electronic overtime?
- What strategies work to defeat certification in collective actions when employees claim a group of employees are entitled to electronic overtime?
Michael Westheimer is a shareholder with Ogletree Deakins. As an experienced counselor and litigator, Michael helps businesses increase efficiency and manage risk in employment, employee benefits and related business matters. Effective workforce management presents a variety of challenges as companies strive to build productive workplaces, protect their proprietary information and trade secrets, and comply with myriad federal, state and local labor laws. Mr. Westheimer works with companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals in achieving these goals by implementing compliant, workable policies and best practices, and by taking effective action to remediate any violations. As a seasoned trial lawyer and strategist, Mr. Westheimer also is highly adept at providing vigorous, cost-effective representation in response to legal challenges.
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