Today's wage and hour environment has become one filled with peril for employers who do not understand how to deal with the Fair Labor Standards Act. The US Department of Labor has stepped up its enforcement efforts by adding investigators, forming an alliance with the American Bar Association in order to refer cases and creating a smart phone application that allows your employees to report their time directly to the USDOL.Wage and hour lawsuits are costing employers into the multi-millions of dollars. Most companies have a basic understanding of how to deal with wages, however, often issues arise when dealing with supplemental pay. This session will help you understand areas such as when employees have to be paid to get dressed and undressed; when you have to pay them to be on an airplane and when you don't; what breaks need to be paid and what breaks don't need to be paid; why you have to pay for breastfeeding; and other areas of supplemental pay. Reduce your chances of being investigated by making sure you pay practices are in compliance.
Michael D.Haberman is a consultant, speaker, writer and teacher. He is co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc. a consulting and services company offering complete human resources solutions. Mike brings years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in the 21st century. He has a Master's in HR and is certified as an Senior HR professional. He has over 17 years’ experience in the class room teaching human resources fundamentals and certification preparation.
Mike is the author of the Human Resources blog found at OmegaHRsolutions.com , which has been recognized as a top human resources related blogs. He has also been named a top Digital Influencer in Human Resources.
Mike has gained a reputation as a compliance expert and is earning a reputation as an HR futurist. He speaks on a variety of subjects to business associations, human resource associations and business based civic clubs. He has presented numerous webinars on various HR related issues including wage and hour compliance, rewards, culture, social media use in HR, practical futurism for HR departments and more.