Avoiding Wage Theft Litigation


Jeffrey Landes, Member of the Firm, and Jeffrey Ruzal, Senior Counsel, present "Avoiding Wage Theft Litigation," a webinar hosted by the Clear Law Institute.

There has been a surge in federal and state department of labor investigations and lawsuits filed by the private plaintiff’s bar. In this practical webinar, attendees learn about the most recent changes in wage and hour laws, including independent contractor misclassification and internship programs.

Topics include:

  • Payroll and notice peculiarities, including:
    • How to compute hours worked and avoid common mistakes
    • Remote and off-the-clock work
    • Exempt vs. non-exempt employees
    • State payroll deductions
    • Withholding pay at separation
    • Other important notice and posting requirements
  • Creating and maintaining a lawful internship program, including:
    • Guidance on which workers qualify as unpaid interns under the FLSA
    • Important case law regarding the “intern” exception
    • Different rules for non-profit organizations and public sector entities
    • Practical considerations for implementing a successful internship program
  • Ensuring record keeping compliance, including:
    • Preserving records for the requisite time periods
    • Including all data required by law
    • State law peculiarities
  • Properly compensating tipped employees, including:
    • Providing proper tip notice
    • Ensuring tip credit compliance
    • Maintaining a proper tip pool
    • Instituting lawful service charges or administrative fees
  • Maintaining a lawful independent contractor relationship, including:
    • Identifying a bona fide independent contractor relationship
    • Avoiding an employer-employee relationship
    • Creating an effective independent contractor agreement

For more information, visit ClearLawInstitute.com.