Auditing Your Workforce, Correcting Misclassifications of Employees’ Exempt Status and Preparing Effective Job Descriptions to Avoid Costly Lawsuits
Presented by Jane Kow, Principal and Founder of HR Law Consultants & Roberta Etcheverry, CEO, Diversified Management Group (DMG)
November 1, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., UC Berkeley Extension - 1301 Shoreway Road, 4th Floor, Belmont, CA
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon: “Auditing Your Workforce and Correcting Misclassifications of Employees’ Exempt Status,” Jane Kow, Principal & Founder, HR Law Consultants
Spurred by record unemployment and high profile cases netting huge settlements and damage awards in recent years, lawsuits brought by employees who were misclassified as exempt (or salaried) have sky rocketed. This program will examine cases brought by employees who demanded unpaid wages resulting in millions in damages. To prevent these costly mistakes, this program will show which employees are exempt vs. non-exempt under federal and state wage and hour laws, how to conduct an internal company audit to determine whether employees have been misclassified and how to correct mistakes. This program will provide practical, step-by-step guidance on time tracking, recordkeeping, allowable deductions from paychecks of exempt vs. non-exempt employees and pay obligations for sick/vacation, overtime, missed meal periods, rest breaks, on-call, reporting, make-up, training and travel time, and alternative work weeks (4 workdays of 10 hours each).
1:15 – 4:30 p.m.: “Preparing Effective Job Descriptions That Reflect Essential Job Functions and Time Spent Performing Exempt Duties To Determine Proper Classifications and Reasonable Accommodations,” Roberta Etcheverry, CEO, Diversified Management Group (DMG)
This session will provide employers with the information, tools and resources needed to develop high quality, accurate and detailed job descriptions to be used when recruiting, hiring, and evaluating employees and help prevent common misclassification errors. Learn how to prepare job descriptions that reflect essential job functions, time spent performing work of an exempt nature and the degree of independent judgment and discretion exercised to determine proper classification.
- This program will review:
- Which employees are exempt under federal and CA laws
- Recent misclassification cases illustrating pitfalls for unwary employers
- Conducting internal audits to ensure compliance with applicable laws
- Developing job descriptions reflecting essential job functions and exempt duties
|9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.||Registration, Coffee, and Networking|
|9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon||Part I – Auditing Your Workforce and Correcting Misclassifications of Employees’ Exempt Status|
|12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m.||Lunch (on your own)|
|1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Part II – Preparing Effective Job Descriptions That Reflect Essential Job Functions and Time Spent Performing Exempt Duties To Determine Proper Classifications and Reasonable Accommodations|
Who should attend:
Human resources professionals, EEO managers, employee and labor relations professionals, job developers, recruiters, and compensation specialists.
- HRCI General Credit:
- Part I: Auditing Your Workforce and Correcting Misclassifications of Hourly (Non-Exempt) Employees as Salaried (Exempt) - Approved for 2.5 hours
- Part II: Preparing Effective Job Descriptions That Reflect Essential Job Functions and Time Spent Performing Exempt Duties To Determine Proper Classifications and Reasonable Accommodations - Approved for 3.5 hours
Registration & Fee:
Early bird discount rate – register by October 1, 2012:
Full day (Part I and II): $300
Half Day (Part I or II): $150
Registration received October 2, 2012 and later:
Full day (Part I and II): $350
Half Day (Part I or II): $175
Limited Seating – Register By October 1, 2012 To Save $50!
- 10% Discount:
- For registration of 2 or more participants from one company.
- For attendees of past events sponsored by Jane Kow, Jane Kow & Associates or Roberta Etcheverry, DMG.
On-site registration or walk-ins are subject to availability.
- Cancellation Policy:
- Full refund if written cancellation request is received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012.
- An alternate may attend in place of the original registrant, but must register in order to receive HRCI credit.
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