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Impact of DOL’s Final Overtime Exemption Rules on Employers: How to Audit White-Collar Classifications Amid Major Changes

Impact of DOL’s Final Overtime Exemption Rules on Employers: How to Audit White-Collar Classifications Amid Major Changes

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DOL's Final Overtime Exemption Rules Are Here 
This master class will teach you how to ensure compliance ahead of the December 1, 2016 effective date, and you'll have the chance to ask the attorney presenters your specific questions.

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Impact of DOL’s Final Overtime Exemption Rules on Employers: How to Audit White-Collar Classifications Amid Major Changes


Live Workshop:

San Jose
Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Alert: You don’t have much time to get in compliance with the DOL’s final overtime exemption rule, which takes effect December 1, 2016.

Now that the DOL’s overtime exemption rule has been published in  the Federal Register your workplace has just a few months to get in compliance.

Secure your seat now to THE hottest wage and hour ticket event for employers and HR professionals.

BLR’s Master Class Impact of DOL’s Final Overtime Exemption Rules on Employers: How to Audit White-Collar Classifications Amid Major Changes is a half-day live workshop designed to:

  • Update you on how the final rules differ from what the DOL initially proposed—so you’ll know precisely where to focus your overtime exemption auditing efforts. 
  • Teach you how to analyze existing white-collar exemptions under state and federal rules to determine what options are available and whether those jobs must be reclassified as non-exempt, and entitled to overtime compensation, as a result of the DOL’s final overtime exemption rules.

Plus, you’ll learn:

  • Tips on how to analyze whether your exempt positions will pass or fall the DOL Wage and Hour Division’s “misclassification test” under the new federal rules
  • The key ways in which the new DOL overtime white-collar exemption requirements differ from the rules HR professionals have grown used to
  • The types of jobs that are a high risk for misclassification under the new regulations
  • Key questions to ask when examining positions you’ve classified as white-collar and outside sales exempt
  • Red-flag exemption classification situations that demand immediate correction
  • Practical strategies for getting information you need to proceed with your audit
  • How to evaluate the available options, including a look at the pros and cons of each
  • How to classify ambiguous “gray area” jobs for overtime eligibility
  • Pointers for correcting misclassification errors with minimal collateral damage

In addition to learning the practical impact the DOL's final overtime exemption rules will have on your workplace, we've carved out time for you to ask your particular questions to our trainer, a seasoned attorney—and you'll get a comprehensive slide deck outlining the key points this workshop covers.

Conference Details
Continental breakfast and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at noon. There will be a morning networking break at 10:30 a.m.




When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 
Where: San Jose Marriott
301 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113 

This program will be led by a skilled California employment attorney who is well-versed on DOL and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement regulations and qualifies for 3.25 credit hours toward HRCI-CA, MCLE and SHRM recertification.

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Critical Updates on How the DOL’s Final 2016 Overtime Exemption Rules Differ From the Proposed Version
8:30 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.
This session will get you up to speed—and fast—on the DOL's final overtime exemption rules as published in the Federal Register.  You will also learn how the final rules differ, if any, from the proposed rules from 2015. Finally, you'll learn why certain positions must immediately be reclassified to overtime-eligible (nonexempt) status, while others should at least be considered for reclassification based on recent changes.

Overtime Exemptions Duties Test—and Other Classification Audit Essentials for California Employers
9:15 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
This session will dive into the overtime exemption duties test and the essential components needed to ensure that you’re conducting a thorough and effective overtime exemptions audit. Our presenter will explain key differences among the duties tests for the administrative, executive, professional, and outside sales designations under state and federal law, and the importance of several evidentiary components—from the organizational chart to positions’ salary ranges, job descriptions, and more. You’ll get a plain English overview of the duties tests and how all the evidentiary components, when viewed individually and/or in totality, impact whether reclassification to non-exempt status is necessary. 

Networking Break
10:30 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. 

Changing Overtime-Eligible Designations and Communicating With Your Workforce about the Practical Impact These Changes Have on Them
10:45 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Should you bump up employees’ salaries if they’re currently paid in the mid-$40K range, and thus are under the salary threshold under the final overtime exemption rule? What are some best practices for addressing the issue of salary compression? How should you handle the questions and potential backlash among workers previously of exempt status who will soon have to “punch the clock”? This session will provide practical recommendations on how to systematically make exemption classification changes—and how to effectively communicate those changes to affected workers. Also, you’ll get tips on how to ensure that newly classified overtime-eligible workers accurately and track hours worked. 

Your Most Pressing OT Exemption Rule Questions Answered!
11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
You’ve got questions! We understand. Perhaps your organization is a start up, where it seems everyone burns the midnight oil, putting in well over 40 hours of work each week, or you’re from a non-profit organization with limited resources. How will you manage the unique challenges your particular workplace faces? And, what are the most important things to remember about the intersection of state Division of Labor Standards Enforcement rules and the Department of Labor’s final overtime exemption rules as you head back to your office to dive into your overtime exemption classification audit? We’re devoting a full 30 minutes so you can ask your most pressing questions.


Your Master Class Faculty


Your California Presenter with Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi P.C

Marc JacuzziMarc Jacuzzi
Directory Attorney
Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi P.C

Marc Jacuzzi, the director attorney in Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi P.C.’s Walnut Creek office, has broad experience in employment law matters. He has represented numerous employers as defendants in civil rights actions (including claims under the ADEA, ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, FEHA, and other state discrimination statutes. He regularly advises clients on employee leave issues, hiring and termination, wage and hour requirements, employee classification, civil rights/discrimination, employee handbooks and policies, employment audits, and more.

Program Location and Date

When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 
San Jose Marriott
301 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

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