Over the past decade, wage & hour litigation has tripled. More wage and hour class actions have been filed in recent years than all other types of employment class actions combined. State and federal agencies are cracking down on the practice of misclassifying workers according to their exemption status. If you fail to consistently provide appropriate rest and meal periods to your nonexempt employee population or misclassify workers as independent contractors or freelancers when in reality they carry out the same functions as full-time “regular” employees, you may be exposing your organization to unnecessary wage and hour vulnerability. This 93-page toolkit is designed with the tests and analysis (as well as completed examples) for the five exemption categories (executive, administrative, learned professional, computer, and outside sales) to walk you step-by-step through the exemption review process for the key positions and job classifications within your organization. It covers the specifics of meal periods and breaks, “off-the-clock” work, recordkeeping requirements, and independent contractor analysis. In short, it will provide you with a master data-gathering tool to help you make the right decisions for your employees, while minimizing the legal risk inherent in one of the hottest topics in the employment arena today–wage and hour class action litigation.
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