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"New Workplace Donning & Doffing Rules: Prepare for Ramped-Up Enforcement" Audio Conference

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Date   Aug 24, 2010
Time   2:00 p.m. EST - 3:00 p.m. EST
Location   M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC
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The Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division is cracking down on employers who are not properly compensating employees for time spent changing clothes and gear:

  • The City of Long Beach (CA) has already shelled out $1.1 million in legal fees for an on-going donning & doffing lawsuit filed by 800 members of the city's police department.
  • Nestle had to settle for $5.1 million in back wages to more than 6,000 employees for failing to pay for time spent changing clothes/gear.
  • The City of Denver is embroiled in a legal battle with its police officers over a donning & doffing suit that could cost the city $200 million.

The DOL is taking donning & doffing complaints very seriously. When you participate in the all-new HR Hero audio conference, New Workplace Donning & Doffing Rules: Prepare for Ramped-Up Enforcement, an attorney experienced in wage & hour disputes will show you how and when donning and doffing is compensable under the FLSA.

In just 60 minutes, we'll cover:

  • The DOL's recent Administrative Interpretation, which sets new compensation rules for donning & doffing activities
  • What defines "compensable hours" and when employers are required to pay employees for time putting on workplace gear
  • When employers can be held liable for FLSA violations related to putting on and taking off uniforms
  • How the FLSA's three-stage process is used to determine whether donning and doffing is compensable
  • Whether employees can don and doff uniforms at home -- and still be compensated
  • Other activities, such as showering and shaving, that are considered "compensable hours"
  • Recent donning & donning cases, and how employers can avoid the same fate
  • AUDIO CONFERENCE BONUS: Your presenter will provide a Sample Donning & Doffing Policy, and will offer sound legal advice for communicating such a policy to supervisors and employees

For more information or to register for this audio confernce, please click here.