Click the link below to see Tim Wolff’s presentation at our Lunch and Learn:
Thursday, November 10
11:30 am-1 pm
With lunch at Peppercorn Banquets, 1417 Mansion Drive
Chamber Members $15
RSVP to the Chamber by November 7.
Don’t wait! RSVP today and gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re on the path to doing everything right in complying with complicated and confusing FLSA standards! Don’t make a million dollar mistake! Register now!
There Are $Millions$ of Reasons You’ll Want to Attend This Lunch & Learn!
Did you know that your business can be fined solely because you don’t know (or don’t properly follow) the basic principles of the FLSA?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes guidelines for minimum wage, child labor, overtime pay and time reporting. Violations of FLSA can result in treble damages and fines for back wages, attorney’s fees, liquidated damages, civil penalties and potential criminal penalties.
So, as an employer, what can you do?
Attend the Chamber Lunch & Learn on Thursday, November 10 from 11:30 am-1 pm at Peppercorn Banquets. Tim Wolff, Executive Director of Human Resources at Colony Brands will lead us through many of the pitfalls of FLSA with facts and engaging stories.
In the meantime:
- Familiarize yourself with the FLSA guidelines. The Department of Laborwebsite offers information about all the guidelines and provisions.
- Understand what applies to you and how you will comply.
- Once you are familiar with the guidelines, you can implement steps to ensure you are compliant.
- Writing job descriptions should be at the top of that list. One of the biggest pitfalls employers fall into is incorrectly classifying employees as exempt. Without a proper job description, how will you prove the employee was classified correctly? A good job description that will allow you to make a correct FLSA exemption status determination, includes an explanation of the essential functions of the job, additional responsibilities, and required experience and education. Once the job description is written, you can apply the Department of Labor’s exemption status tests to determine the FLSA classification as either exempt from overtime or non-exempt.
- Make sure you have a defensible time reporting system in place. How do employees report their time? Every hour the employee works should be reported and paid and, if eligible, applied to overtime calculations. Failure to track or pay overtime can result in violations of FLSA. The bottom line is, don’t think you’re immune to an employee raising a suit or being audited. The Department of Labor takes FLSA violations seriously and will enforce with a strong arm.
Join us for this Lunch & Learn and ensure your company is on the road to compliance with one of the most complex and far-reaching sets of rules and regulations on the books today!
Avoid Costly Fines, Penalties, and Embarrassment from FLSA Noncompliance
Sure, you may not ever get hit with a multimillion dollar fine. But, do you want to stand up in front of your supervisor and explain why an employee – or a group of employees – brought a lawsuit against your company for FLSA violations that occurred under your watch? Probably not.
Don’t wait! RSVP today and gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re on the path to doing everything right in complying with complicated and confusing FLSA standards! Don’t make a million dollar mistake! Register right now!
Who Should Attend:
HR professionals, employer representatives, managers and supervisors, small business owners, and anyone who is involved with administering FSLA or needs a greater understanding of the law!
How Do I Sign Up?
RSVP by calling the Chamber at 608.325.7648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Chamber members $15/non-members $20.