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Alabama Employment Law Letter presents

Wage & Hour Master Class

The Advanced Interactive Overtime Compliance
Workshop for Alabama Employers

Wage & Hour Master Class:
The Interactive Overtime Compliance Workshop for Alabama employers
is just $347.

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Sheraton Birmingham
Wednesday, September 9
Sheraton Birmingham
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North
(205) 324-5000

Complete Pricing:
$347 for 1st Attendee
$247 per additional attendee

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A $50 processing fee applies to all conference cancellations.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - Birmingham

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Wal-Mart has agreed to pay at least $352 million to settle a bevy of federal and Alabama wage & hour class action suits. The bill could run as high as $640 million!

And wage & hour compliance is about to get even tougher for employers. The Department of Labor and Alabama officials are cracking down on overtime and payroll violations. With new bills like The Employee Misclassification Prevention Act, The Fair Pay Act, the The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and The Paycheck Fairness Act making their way through a much more employee-friendly Congress, employers face a tough road ahead in 2009.

Learn how to prevent overtime and payroll violation claims and protect your organization from being targeted by aggressive plaintiff attorneys at Wage & Hour Master Class: The Advanced Interactive Workshop for Alabama Employers. In just one day you'll get ALL your wage & hour questions answered in person by Alabama employment law attorneys.

You'll learn:

  • New federal and Alabama wage & hour legislation that could dramatically alter the way you do business
  • How to dot every "i" and cross every "t" for meeting FLSA's requirements
  • Steps to avoiding overtime blunders, including the correct way to calculate overtime, determining workweeks, allowable pay cycles, compensatory time, and more
  • Key FLSA exemptions, including fairpay amendments, salary basis of payment, impact of pay deductions, and more
  • Enforcement and litigation threats facing employers and how to defend your organization in the event of a claim
  • And there's so much more...

Conference Details
Continental breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. There will be morning and afternoon breaks and registrants will be on their own for lunch.

Wage & Hour Master Class for Alabama Employers features:

Lively Give and Take: Unlike some seminars, you’re encouraged to ask questions, present your own situations for discussion, and interact with both the speaker and your colleagues.

Quality Presenters: Your speakers are Alabama employment law attorneys with Fees & Burgess, P.C. and have years of experience advising employers in overtime matters.

Top-Level Issues: No beginners course, this one-day program tackles the very latest, most confusing, most complicated FLSA situations and gives you a clear road map to consistently executing professional and confident administration of the regulations.

Satisfaction Guarantee: You’re entitled to a complete refund if you’re in any way less than delighted by this program.

Attend this lively one-day event and acquire the skills, comprehensive understanding, and confidence to make both case-by-case and strategic overtime decisions that withstand the toughest scrutiny. You’ll arm yourself and your organization against the growing tide of FLSA related lawsuits. Most of all, you’ll be ready to treat your employees fairly, consistently, and fully within both the letter and the spirit of federal and state law.

SEMINAR FEE: $347 for 1st Attendee ($247 per additional attendee)

Master Class Agenda

Here's what we'll cover in just one fast-paced day...

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Introduction & Overview

  • Course objectives
  • Enforcement trends
  • FLSA coverage issues
    - Covered employers
    - Covered employees
  • FLSA’s requirements
    - Minimum wage
    - Overtime
    - Child labor
    - Equal pay
    - Timely payment
    - Recordkeeping
    - Notice and posting requirements

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Minimum Wage Issues

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. When is Overtime Owed?

  • What is a workweek?
  • Allowable pay cycles
  • Timing of overtime pay
  • Unauthorized overtime
  • Waiver of overtime
  • Compensatory time

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Doing the Math, Part 1

  • Three steps to calculating overtime
  • Distinguishing compensable from non-compensable time

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Doing the Math, Part 2: Calculating Overtime

  • Calculating the regular rate and overtime rate
  • Two ways of calculating overtime owed
  • Calculating overtime for salaried nonexempt employees
  • Factoring in bonuses and other additional payments
  • Alternative pay arrangements

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)

12:45 – 2:30 p.m. FLSA Exemptions

  • Fairpay amendments
  • Salary basis of payment
  • Impact of pay deductions
  • Exempt duties
  • White-collar exemptions
  • Lesser-known exemptions

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Enforcement & Litigation Issues

  • DOL investigations and enforcement
  • Damages
  • Defenses
  • Collective actions

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Alabama and Federal Law Issues for 2009

  • Timing of wage payment
  • Payout of accrued leave

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Wage and Hour Questions and Answers

Unlike lesser imitators, Wage & Hour Master Class: The Advanced Interactive Overtime Compliance Workshop for Alabama Employers is researched, developed, and presented by Alabama authorities on overtime law. This isn’t a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all program thrown together by some barnstorming “expert” who’ll be three states away before you realize you learned nothing. This is valuable, in-state guidance from trained and highly respected attorneys who practice in Alabama.

SEMINAR FEE: $347 for 1st Attendee ($247 per additional attendee)

Dear Alabama Employer:

Last year, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division collected over $166 million in pay for employees who were unjustly or mistakenly denied overtime pay. How did they do it? By initiating over 36,000 compliance actions. Obviously, the 2004 FairPay regulations are confusing more than a few employers!

As a matter of fact, the Division’s own investigation last year revealed that only half of American employers are in compliance with FairPay. It’s only a matter of time before the agency’s watchdogs – or plaintiff’s attorneys – turn those violations into some very expensive headaches for even more HR managers.

That’s why it makes so much sense to spend just one day learning all the very latest overtime hotspots and strategies from an authoritative in-state source. Sign up for Wage & Hour Master Class: The Advanced Interactive Overtime Compliance Workshop for Alabama Employers. When you do, you’ll come away armed to handle all kinds of overtime questions, like:

Scenario 1: You want to set up a committee to facilitate 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?

Scenario 2: You have a policy that states that an exempt employee must work for at least 30 days before getting paid for observed holidays. What should you do when the office is closed an additional day, as many did this past July 3?

Scenario 3: An exempt employee works less than 4 hours in a day. Will charging her PTO account for anything less than 1 full day jeopardize her status, or is charging 1/2 day alright as long as you communicate this policy clearly to exempt staff?

The Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime regulations are highly complex and you’ll pay a painful penalty for violations. Don’t risk it! Mark your calendar for just one day out of the office to help protect yourself and your company. I look forward to seeing you there.

Dan Oswald
President & Publisher
Alabama Employment Law Letter and Federal Employment Law Insider.

SEMINAR FEE: $347 for 1st Attendee ($247 per additional attendee)

Your Workshop Leaders with the Alabama
Law Firm of Fees & Burgess, P.C.

RothJeffrey L. Roth practices in the areas of employment law, commercial and contract law, general corporate law; business transactional and regulatory law, and governmental contracting. For twenty years previous to joining Fees & Burgess, Mr. Roth held senior in-house corporate counsel positions with numerous international electronic manufacturing firms, including Avco Electronics TEXTRON; AVEX Electronics, Inc.; Benchmark Electronics, Inc.; and Sanmina-SCI Corporation.


AndersonAllen L. Anderson practices in the areas of commercial, construction, and employment law, and corporate and governmental contracting. Mr. Anderson represents local, national, and international businesses, as well as public and governmental entities, on a variety of legal matters, including drafting and negotiation of product purchase, product supply, and service agreements and terms and conditions; equipment loan, software licenses, and royalty agreements; warehousing, leasing, and real estate purchase agreements; and indemnity and insurance agreements. Mr. Anderson has further assisted numerous entities in employment, human resources, and workforce matters; and formation of various corporate compliance programs, such as those now required for WEEE, RoHS, and similar directives and legislation.

Leah greenLeah M. Green practices in the areas of business transactional and regulatory law; employment law; commercial and contract law; general corporate law; and governmental contracting. She received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she served as a senior editor for the Alabama Law Review. Ms. Green also holds a B.S. degree in International Business, magna cum laude, from Auburn University. Ms. Green is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, and the Huntsville Madison-County Bar Association.

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