Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees: Understand the Difference

Thursday, December 18, 2014
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

$75 for Members / $95 Non-Members

Classification of exempt and non-exempt employees leading to wage payment errors are ticking time bombs for many unsuspecting employers. With lawsuits by individuals and groups claiming unpaid wages and overtime pay skyrocketing and increasing enforcement audits by hundreds of new U.S. Department of Labor wage-hour investigators, reports of six-, seven-, and eight-figure settlements have become all too common.

This 60-minute webinar will provide an entry-level explanation of various wage and hour issues to help you to confidently identify, repair, and prevent problem areas that have created serious risks for so many employers.

Topics to be covered:

  • How do we know when an employee is "exempt" from overtime pay?
  • Are we correctly recording time that’s "off the clock"?
  • Does pay begin when the employee punches in, or when the shift begins?
  • When is it permissible to make deductions from an exempt employee's salary?
  • What is the best way to effectively correct problems without increasing legal risk?
  • Is it unlawful to make an employment decision based on the employee’s internal complaint about wage and hour practices?

Expert Presenter:
ImageMichael E. Stroster is a Member at Miller Johnson. His practice is focused on representing a wide range of business entities and individuals in matters related to immigration law and employment law. In addition to his work in the area of immigration law, Mr. Stroster has broad experience in handling labor and employment law matters. His practice areas include collective bargaining, disabilities and accommodation, employment and labor law, employment discrimination, immigration, international, labor arbitration and ADR, union avoidance, union-management relations, wage and hour law, and workplace harassment.

This webinar qualifies as one credit toward the Basic or Advanced Human Resource Certification Programs. The Michigan Chamber is an approved provider of the HR Certification Institute and this program has been submitted for review.