There has been a surge in federal and state department of labor investigations and lawsuits filed by the private plaintiff’s bar. In this practical webinar, you’ll learn about the most recent changes in wage and hour laws, including independent contractor misclassification and internship programs. Among other things, you’ll learn about:
- Payroll and notice peculiarities, including:
- How to compute hours worked and avoid common mistakes
- Remote and off-the-clock work
- Exempt vs. non-exempt employees
- State payroll deductions
- Withholding pay at separation
- Other important notice and posting requirements
- Creating and maintaining a lawful internship program, including:
- Guidance on which workers qualify as unpaid interns under the FLSA
- Important case law regarding the “intern” exception
- Different rules for non-profit organizations and public sector entities
- Practical considerations for implementing a successful internship program
- Ensuring record keeping compliance, including:
- Preserving records for the requisite time periods
- Including all data required by law
- State law peculiarities
- Properly compensating tipped employees, including:
- Providing proper tip notice
- Ensuring tip credit compliance
- Maintaining a proper tip pool
- Instituting lawful service charges or administrative fees
- Maintaining a lawful independent contractor relationship, including:
- Identifying a bona fide independent contractor relationship
- Avoiding an employer-employee relationship
- Creating an effective independent contractor agreement
Jeffrey H. Ruzal
Epstein Becker Green
Jeffrey H. Ruzal is an attorney in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. Mr. Ruzal advises employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, from pre-employment and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions, and conducts audits of employers' policies and procedures to determine compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. He also represents employers with respect to class actions and collective actions involving a variety of employment and wage-hour issues, including, among others, claims of misclassification, failure to pay for all time worked, unlawful tip credit and pooling, and failure to provide required meal and rest periods.
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Jeffrey M. Landes is a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker & Green P.C. in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm's New York office. He was recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2016) in the Workplace and Employment Counseling category. Mr. Landes' experience includes counseling multi-national companies in unique labor and employment law issues and representing employers in wage/hour audits before the U.S. Department of Labor and other federal and state administrative agencies. Mr. Landes is a past member of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York and currently a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section. Mr. Landes is the author of numerous publications on employment law issues.
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