In this webinar, we will discuss the four classifications of exempt employees permitted under Department of Labor rules including executive, administrative, professional and outside sales. We will examine the salary level test including rules for using bonuses to cover salary and the salary basis test. We will determine what deductions can be properly made from an exempt employee’s salary and which, if made, would violate the salary basis test and result in penalties for the employer.
Improper exempt worker classification and non-compliance with regulations pertaining to them generate some of the largest back pay awards and fines ever recorded. Penalties and back wages are computed with the same formula for all companies--large or small. Exempt employee classification and compliance infractions can be devastating or ruinous to any employer.
Areas covered in this webinar:
What is exempt—exactly
what are the categories of exempt employees under the FLSA?
Examine the job duties test
What is the bonus rule?
How is the highly compensated exemption applied?
Examine the latest from DOL on upgrading salary level tests for exempt employees!
What is a salary basis?
When you can and when you cannot dock the pay of an exempt employee?
Where do the states stand on exempt?
Why Should you attend?
Although payroll rarely makes the decision on which employee is classified as exempt it is critical that they understand the regulations regarding how the determination should be made. It is even more critical that the payroll department understand and apply the strict rules for paying employees who are classified as exempt. The department must ensure that all exempt employees are paid on a salary basis and that no exempt employees’ wages are docked improperly. It is crucial to remember the penalties for errors apply to both the classification of the worker and the actual payment of salaries when it comes to exempt employees. More importantly, the penalties are applied to all workers in the same job classification under the same manager when a mistake is made on paying an exempt employee, not just the one worker who was paid incorrectly.
Who should attend?
Payroll Executives/Managers/Administrators/Professionals/Practitioners/Entry Level Personnel.
Human Resources Executives/Managers/Administrators
Business Owners/Executive Officers/Operations and Departmental Managers
Any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and requirements of Payroll compliance issues
*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
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Vicki M. Lambert, CPP,
is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™, a firm
specializing in payroll education and training. The company offers a
payroll news service which keeps payroll professionals up-to-date on the
latest rules and regulations. With
over 35 years of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions
as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert has
become the most sought-after and respected voice in the practice and
management of payroll issues. She has conducted open market training
seminars on payroll issues across the United States that have been
attended by executives and professionals from some of the most
prestigious firms in business today.
pioneer in electronic and online education, Ms. Lambert produces and
presents payroll related audio seminars, webinars and webcasts for
clients, APA chapters and business groups throughout the country. Ms.
Lambert is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in Southern
California and is the creator of and instructor for their Practical
Payroll Online program, which is approved for recertification hours by
the APA. She is also the Program Developer, Subject Matter Expert (SME),
and Facilitator for the Certificate in Payroll Practice and Management
Program offered by Cengage Learning / Ed2Go through hundreds of colleges
and universities across the country.