New Mexico Attorneys to
Explain How to Avoid Payroll Administration Problems
November 14, 2008 - To help New Mexico employers get a handle on payroll
policy mistakes, attorneys with Albuquerque's Tinnin Law Firm will conduct a
full-day seminar entitled Wage & Hour Master Class: The Advanced Interactive
Workshop for New Mexico Employers Tuesday, December 2, at the Embassy Suites
Hotel at 1000 Woodward Place NE.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division collected
over $166 million in pay for employees who were unjustly or mistakenly
denied overtime pay, initiating over 36,000 compliance actions. The 2004
FairPay regulations are confusing to more than a few managers. The
Division's own investigation revealed that only half of American employers
are in compliance with FairPay.
"Given the widespread nature of non-compliance with the Fair Labor Standards
Act, we should expect to see agency watchdogs and plaintiff's attorneys turn
violations into some very expensive headaches for more HR managers and
employers," says attorney and speaker Robert Tinnin. "And more and more
cases are getting class-action approval, which really can make for some
devastating damages and fines."
Tinnin revealed some of the situations the Master Class will address. "Let's
say you're an HR manager and you want to set up a committee to ease
communication between salaried and hourly employees. The committee meets at
the end of the day shift, one day per month, and participation is voluntary.
Do you have to pay overtime to the hourly workers who attend?"
"Or lets say an employee who's exempt from getting overtime works less than
4 hours in a day. Will charging her time-off balance for anything less than
a full day jeopardize her exempt status, or is charging her a half day
"These are the finds of issues that we'll help employers understand," he
HR Managers, employers, and fellow counsel wishing to participate may
register online at
http://www.hrhero.com/nm-flsa or by calling 800-274-6774.
About The Program Moderators, attorneys with Albuquerque's Tinnin
Robert P. Tinnin, Jr. has expertise in National Labor Relations Board
representation election and unfair labor practice proceedings, state and
federal employment discrimination charges, state and federal court
litigation proceedings, including equal employment opportunity and contract
and tort litigation arising from the employee-employer relationship, wage
and hour matters, collective bargaining, and grievance arbitration.
Glenn A. Beard has experience representing and counseling employers in all
aspects of labor and employment law. His practice includes wage and hour
litigation including collective actions under FLSA, unfair labor practice,
labor arbitrations, appeals to federal and state appellate courts, and the
litigation of employment-related state law claims.
About The Program Sponsor
Wage & Hour Master Class: The Advanced Interactive Workshop for New Mexico
Employers and New Mexico Employment Law Letter are both produced by
Brentwood, Tennessee-based M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC. For 33 years, it has
provided information resources to the corporate Human Resources and legal
markets. Their list of largest clients closely matches the FORTUNE 500 while
their overall customer base includes managers in every industry sector.
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