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    CHRA January Education Program

    Date: January 15, 2014, 8:30am – 11:00am
    Rolling Road Golf Club
    814 Hilltop Ave
    Catonsville, Maryland 21228
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    "Misclassification of Employees (and Independent Contractors) & Other Legal Pitfalls 
    Arising Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)"

    presented by

    Howard Kurman, Esq.
    Laura Rubenstein, Esq.


    Howard Kurman and Laura Rubenstein were guest speakers for CHRA in April of 2013 and received rave reviews! 

         "There was so much useful information, I found the entire session so valuable." 

         "One of the year's best programs!" 

         "They were each excellent as presenters and in delivering information that reflected their expertise. You should invite them again to present at meetings!" 

          "I thought it was one of the most knowledgeable and yet easy to understand seminars I have attended in my HR career." 

    Now they return for another jam-packed session in 2014: 

    The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 70% of employers are not in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards act (FLSA). The Obama administration has directed the DOL to be aggressive in pursuit of FLSA violations and has increased their budget to enable the DOL to do so. Top executives at DOL have characterized the work environment as a "culture of non–compliance.” Moreover, plaintiffs’ attorneys are jumping on instances of possible violation, with the result that the leading cause of class action suits in employment law is in FLSA violations, and most of these are in misclassifications. There has never been a time when it is more important to understand the FLSA rules concerning classification and all the regulations derive from this. This session will be an in-depth examination of proper classification under the FLSA and the most common and costly pitfalls. Discussion will address both pro-active measures to avoid these pitfalls and what to do when mistakes are made. 

    Attendees will emerge with a better understanding and more confident in their knowledge of:

    · What constitutes proper classification of independent contractors vs. employees

    · How to make sure exempt employees are properly classified according to the five categories and the most troublesome issues related to classification in the five exempt categories

    · Recent cases and their practical implications for today’s workplace

    · Proactive measures to take now to ensure that their companies/ organizations are in compliance with the FLSA.

    · How to conduct an internal audit- to identify weak spots before the DOL does

    · Legal missteps and what can be done to fix issues.