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"How to Pay Your Employees and (Hopefully) Not Get Sued: A Wage-Hour Primer"

March 12, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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The Hyatt Lodge
2815 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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How to Pay Your Employees and (Hopefully) Not Get Sued: A Wage-Hour Primer

The tidal wave of overtime lawsuits that began several years ago continues unabated. Today, most employers’ greatest legal vulnerability is not in their hiring and firing decisions, but in their decisions about how to pay their workers. Employees and their attorneys have continued to aggressively pursue these lawsuits, and the Department of Labor has increased its enforcement efforts against employers. In this presentation, Neil H. Dishman, HRA’s Legislative Director and an attorney who helps employers prevent and resolve disputes with employees, will arm attendees with the knowledge they need to protect their companies from overtime and other wage-hour claims.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Common mistakes in exempt vs. non-exempt classifications
  • Properly accounting for bonuses, commissions, shift differentials, and other “extra” pay when calculating overtime
  • The “1099 contractor” trap and how to avoid it
  • Breaks, payroll deductions, and other seemingly-trivial things that can lead to class-action lawsuits
  • Wage-hour challenges to come: a review of proposed new laws for 2019 on increasing the minimum wage, “predictive scheduling,” and more

 

 

About our Presenter: Neil Dishman

Neil

Neil H. Dishman is a Principal in the Chicago, IL office of Jackson Lewis P.C., a national law firm representing management exclusively in workplace lawa nd related litigation. His business is helping employers prevent and resolve disputes with their employees. Mr. Dishman helps employers reduce risk and minimize legal costs by giving advice on difficult personnel decisions before litigation ensues. When litigation is unavoidable, he helps employers protect their assets and reputations by vigorously and efficiently defending them from employee lawsuits. Mr. Dishman counsels and defens employers on a wide spectrum of issues, including race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability and sexual-orientation discrimination; sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, Family and Medical Leave; and wage-hour compliance. He asists employers in a wide variety of industries, with particular experience in the property-management, non-profit, manufacturing and health-care fields. Mr. Dishman has jury-trial experience and is a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Dishman has garnered the accolades of his peers for his work in advising and defending employers. He was named to the 2013-2017 annual Best Lawyers in America lists, and he has been named to the annual list of "Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction accorded to no more than 2.5% of Illinois Lawyers, in every year from 2009 to the present.

 

 

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Tickets

$55.00 Members
$45.00 Earlybird rate before March 12

$65.00 Non-Member Ticket
$55.00 Earlybird rate before March 12

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