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Prepare for a WageHour Investigation Webinar by TrainHR

1/22/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Overview : This session will provide participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to manage and defend an investigation by the Wage-Hour Division of the US Department of Labor of alleged violations of the FLSA. It will also provide guidance to participants on how to respond and work with their attorneys if a wage-hour lawsuit is filed.

Why should you attend: Wage-Hour violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cost employers millions of dollars each year. Many of the violations are unintentional, yet still costly. And unlike charges of discrimination, which require a filing of charge with the EEOC, an employee is not required to file a complaint with the Department of Labor (DOL) and can take the complaint directly to court.

Awards can include not only back pay for large groups of employees, but also liquidated damages, fines, and plaintiff’s attorney fees. Employers can take steps to prevent complaints, but the management of the investigation itself is critical to achieving the best possible outcome.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Risks of investigation and initial notices

Initial conference with investigators

Records maintenance, review and presentation

Pre-investigation of the facts and circumstances of the complaint

Dealing with the investigators

Relationship with the complainant

Identifying other possible liability

Calculation of back pay

Review of most frequent violations

Who Will Benefit:

Vice Presidents of HR

Human Resource Managers

HR Generalist

Payroll Administrators

Office Managers

Accounting Managers

Operations Managers

Employee Benefit Professionals

Joseph Godwin has a primary specialty in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other regulatory compliance issues. His work with all types and sizes of companies in various locations and industries has given him broad experience to help clients face FLSA liabilities and complexities and meet difficult challenges in human resources management. As a human resources consultant, Joe has managed hundreds of FLSA issues for clients by conducting wage and hour investigations, providing litigation support and expert witness testimony and serving as a third-party investigator.


Russel Stuart

Phone: 1800-385-1627

Fax: 302-288-6884


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