Fair Labor Standards Act Webinar

MISCLASSIFYING WORKERS ... Pitfalls & Penalties for Employers

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Misclassifying Workers ... 
Pitfalls & Penalties for Employers

Originally Held: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EST)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by Laura Dinon and Claudia Orr

Topic Overview:

Employers face stiff fines and significant tax liability and violations under the
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when they misclassify workers as independent contractors instead of employees or misclassify employees as exempt
(salaried) employees when they should have been paid on an hourly
basis and received overtime.

During Plunkett Cooney's webinar “Misclassifying Workers," employment attorneys Laura Dinon and Claudia Orr focused on independent contractors versus employees and FLSA's exemptions (executive, administrative and professional). They also provided participants with practical tips on how to properly classify workers to avoid fines and penalties. Additional exempt classifications
were reviewed as well.

Who Should Access the Archived Files Below for This Webinar:

This program, which is part of Plunkett Cooney's Informed Employer Webinar Series, is a must review webinar for business executives and HR professionals.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

This program was approved for 1.25 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.  

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The use of the above seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.  

Featured Spearkers:


With over 20 years experience in employment law, Laura M. Dinon concentrates her practice on representing public and private employers in all aspects of employment law, including labor relations. She has a broad client base of small to medium size businesses, including healthcare practices, municipalities and large insurance companies. She handles cases in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations and administrative agency hearings.  


A trusted advisor to human resources professionals for nearly 20 years, Claudia D. Orr is one of Plunkett Cooney's most experienced employment law attorneys. She is well-versed in all areas of employment and labor law and regularly advises clients on such issues as hiring, discipline/discharge, wage issues and employee benefits.

Feel free to invite others in your organization to review
the following archived files pertaining to this webinar.