Understanding COVID-19 and Wage and Hour Issues under the FLSA

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  • 90 minutes

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenging Wage and Hour questions for employers. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—and corresponding State Wage and Hour laws are not on hold during the pandemic. In addition to FLSA obligations, decisions regarding wage and hour could trigger nondiscrimination laws, health and safety laws, leave and accommodation laws, and state-specific laws. It also clarifies some common questions about how to handle pay for workers when they can’t physically come to work. In this webinar, we will discuss the US Department of Labor’s recently-published guidance and other practical points related to ensuring that you meet your wage and hour obligations to your employees while the crisis continues. 

Join this session by expert speaker Janette L. Frisch, where she will discuss the DOL’s recently published Wage and Hour Guidelines and how to meet your obligations. 

Session Highlights:

Areas covered will include without limitation: 

  • Closures, pay deductions, and impact on pay for exempt v/s non-exempt employees 

  • Voluntary or mandatory telework arrangements and wage and hour obligations; 

  • Can you require employees to use PTO during closures? 

  • Obligations toward employees under government-imposed quarantine 

  • Teleworking and Workers’ Comp 

  • Teleworking and OSHA 

  • Obligations toward contingent workers (“temps”) 

Why You Should Attend: 

Under the new system promulgated by DOL, you may face the penalties twice. First, in paying higher wages & salaries to misclassified workers and again, penalties on misclassification during the Wage and Hour Audit. This webinar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the provisions of the FLSA. You will learn the proper calculation of overtime pay, gain an understanding of what is considered hours worked, what to do when state and federal laws differ when employees must be compensated for training, travel time, meal breaks, and on-call status. This webinar will also lay the groundwork for determining whether your employees are properly classified as exempt or non-exempt and ensuring wage and hour laws are being followed properly and will assist you in ensuring wage and hour laws are being properly followed in your organization. 

Who Should Attend:

  • HR managers 

  • HR Directors 

  • Department heads and supervisors 

  • Owners and managers of small businesses 

  • HR professionals 

  • HR Administrators 

  • Compliance Professionals 

  • Senior Managers 

  • CEOs 

  • CFOs 

  • Controllers Payroll/Compensation Officers 

  • In-House Counsel 




You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

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Janette Frisch

Janette Frisch

Janette Levey Frisch has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law.Janette operates under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer’s best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems, before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits.

Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer’s Legal Wellness Professional — to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs.

Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today.

Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.

Janette has served on the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to providing proactive, holistic solutions to employers serious about promoting workplace safety and preventing workplace violence. 

Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others.

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