The Department of Labor (DOL) is not the “man behind the curtain” like in Oz, and we will likely keep seeing more enforcement in the coming years. The federal agency charged with enforcing the wage and hour laws in the United States continues to be in a state of flux, which means you need to stay informed. This 200-level session will provide attendees with a roadmap of the most recent legal updates affecting compensation decisions, from minimum wage and exempt classifications to independent contractors and joint employment.
Once attendees understand the changes affecting business, we will follow the yellow brick road down the path of various compliance categories such as:
- Work hours for employees under the age of 18
- Maintaining records and overtime pay for non-exempt employees
- Proper classification of workers as employees
- Proper calculation of regular pay rates and overtime pay rates
- Improperly classified salaried employees as exempt from overtime
- Unlawful wage deductions for items against employees
- Paid time off requirements and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
- State-specific examples of wage violations
Attendees should possess a basic understanding of wage and hour laws and expect to receive some practical pointers on how to properly review payrolls processes for compliance. It won’t be a tornado of information, but we will move quickly to make the most of our time together.
Speaker: Julie Pugh
Julie serves as the Assistant General Counsel for Labor and Employment at TopBuild, a Fortune 1000 company that installs insulation across the country. Julie Pugh started her career in Human Resources after graduating from Xavier University. Realizing she had a passion for the law, Julie attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law and started practicing with a focus on labor and employment. After obtaining her law license, Julie spent over 13 years in private practice with focus on labor and employment – litigating, advising, counseling, training, and partnering with a variety of wonderful clients in the Midwest. In 2020, Julie seized an opportunity to go in house counsel for a public construction company.