Course "Status Classification - Exempt vs Nonexempt - How to Find and Fix Misclassification Mistakes" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1.5 credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.

*The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.

What you'll learn?

  • FSLA guidelines for classification of hourly workers
  • Identifying exempt versus non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Determining who is exempt and who is non-exempt in your workforce
  • Understanding the definitions under both state and federal law of the exempt and non-exempt classifications
  • Structuring jobs to avoid confusion between the various classifications
  • Consequences of misclassifications
  • In-depth review of changes that would have taken effect under the Final Rule on Overtime to FLSA
  • Understanding the requirements for different exemption classifications and how to meet them
  • Meeting the test to satisfy each class of exemption

Overview of the webinar

The misclassification of employees has been a hot topic with the IRS and the Department of Labor for years. This webinar will focus on updated classification rules for employees under both federal and state laws. Every year companies fail to properly classify their workers and such mistakes can be extremely costly. Class action lawsuits claiming millions of dollars in unpaid wages are filed each year alleging that employers have failed to pay overtime because workers are misclassified as "exempt." Staying ahead of misclassification claims is almost a full-time job itself and this course will teach you the guidelines for making sure you don't fall into the trap of misclassifying your workers.

Area Covered In The Webinar

  • Executive Exemption: Making sure your employee meets this test
  • Administrative exemption: Defining management or general business operations and what is discretion and independent judgment
  • Exempt employees of education establishments
  • Professional exemption: Who is a learned professional and who is a creative professional
  • Computer employees: What makes certain of them exempt
  • Outside sales employees: What are the requirements for outside sales employees
  • Highly compensated employees: Meeting the test
  • State vs. Federal requirements for salary basis test

Why should you attend?

In order to avoid legal exposure that comes with misclassifying an employee, or group of employees, employers should be familiar with the limits of each category of workers as defined in either the state or federal rules. Aside from back-pay and benefits that would be due and payable to a misclassified employee or group of employees, there can also be substantial penalties that drive up the cost of classification errors.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • HR Professionals
  • Payroll Leads/Supervisors/Managers
  • C-Level Executives
  • Operations Leads
  • Department Supervisors/Managers
  • Accounting Professionals
  • Store Directors
  • Personnel Schedulers
  • Staffing Associates

About the speaker

Melvin K. Patterson

Years of Experience: 20+ years

Melvin K. Patterson, an attorney licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in California, was General Counsel to Cedrus Investments Limited, an international financial services firm with offices around the globe. He is a member of the