Are You My Employee? How to Avoid Expensive Wage and Hour Mistakes, and Properly Categorize Your Workforce
Wage and hour mistakes under the Fair Labor Standards Act continue to pose risk to employers, especially for companies that use independent contractors, workers provided by staffing companies and shared or joint employees. This session will arm attendees with the knowledge to avoid employee misclassification liability, properly recognize and avoid common overtime traps and how to implement a wage and hour complaint procedure that will give advance warning of disputes before they turn into labor charges or lawsuits. Join Miller Canfield for a discussion of the leading areas of risk and how to avoid the pitfalls of the FLSA.
This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after the live webinar.
Principal, Employment and Labor Deputy Group Leader
Richard Warren defends employers facing all types of wrongful discharge lawsuits, including discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims filed by employees. He also has a wealth of experience handling non-competition litigation and defending employers faced with complex and class action cases, including age discrimination, race discrimination and retiree health benefit claims. In order to help companies avoid employment lawsuits, Richard also spends a significant amount of time counseling management and human resource professionals in areas such as hiring, layoffs, discipline and termination. He also advises clients regarding non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and disputes.
Ashley Higginson's practice focuses on employment and labor issues, with particular experience in education matters. Ashley has extensive experience working with public school districts, charter and private schools, and schools for students with disabilities. Her work includes matters involving boards of education, the Open Public Records Act, FERPA, teacher tenure, special education and 504 accommodations, teacher tenure charges, harassment and discrimination claims, public bidding and union negotiation.
One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.