There are two types of professional exemptions: Learned professional employees with advanced learning, including certain computer professionals, and creative professional employees with creative talents.
Generally, employees who qualify as “professionals” possess advanced, specialized education or talents, plus considerable control over their time. There are many employees who seem like they would qualify as professionals under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act – but don’t. And getting it wrong can land you in a heap of expensive trouble, including paying out several years’ worth of back pay, plus additional damages and attorney’s fees.
Order this in-depth, practical 90-minute audio conference recording all about the professional exemption. Our expert speaker will explain the rules governing this exemption, including the most recent changes to the “work requiring advanced knowledge” test, as well as others. She’ll also share practical techniques for classifying professional employees correctly, the best ways to avoid common overtime exemption mistakes, and advice on conducting effective internal audits to spot errors before they turn into big trouble.
You and your colleagues will learn:
- The most common mistakes employers make when classifying professional employees for overtime purposes – and how you can avoid repeating them
- How to avoid misclassifying your IT professionals
- How to apply the salary level and standard duties tests to your professional workers
- Which jobs seem like they should qualify for the professional exemption, but don’t
- What “work requiring advanced knowledge” really means, in plain English, and what constitutes a “learned profession”
- How to review your professional job classifications and descriptions for red flags that could mean overtime exemption problems
- The safest ways to fix professional exemption classification errors - without triggering DOL audits and employee claims
4 Audio Conferences to Help with Your FLSA Challenges
Workers can be classified as exempt from overtime if they fall under one of four exemptions. The administrative exemption, covered in depth in this audio conference, is one of the four. Don’t miss these upcoming audio conferences from BLR that will provide additional in-depth guidance on the other three exemptions:
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There’s no better way to get your wage & hour practices in line for 2009 than a complete review of the four overtime exemptions—take advantage of our full series and save now.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PST)
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (MST)
12:30 to 2:00 p.m. (CST)
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (EST)
About Your Speaker:
Kristine E. Kwong, Esq., is a partner in the Los Angeles office of the national law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP. She advises and counsels clients on a wide range of business and employment issues, including wage and hour matters, noncompete and restrictive covenant agreements, executive compensation packages, the full range of disciplinary matters, discrimination, harassment, and leaves of absence, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). In addition, her practice includes the drafting and updating of handbooks, policy manuals, codes of conduct, and severance packages, and she regularly produces and presents training programs for employers on current issues of employment law. Kwong earned her law degree from the University of the Pacific (McGeorge School of Law).
Approved for Recertification Credit
This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification. credit.
How Do Audio Conferences Work?
An audio conference is remarkably cost-effective and convenient. You participate from your office, using a regular telephone. You have no travel costs and no out-of-office time.
Plus, for one low price you can get as many people in your office to participate as you can fit around a speakerphone.
Because the conference is live, you can ask the speakers questions—either on the phone or via e-mail.
With your registration, you also receive conference materials, with additional practical information from Business & Legal Reports, sent to you via e-mail shortly before the conference.
Why You Can Sign Up to Attend This Event with Confidence
As with all Business & Legal Reports products, you're completely protected. If, for any reason, you are unsatisfied with this audio conference, simply let us know, and we will return your entire registration fee.