Review Past Event: Wage & Hour Compliance Webinar

Beating the Clock - Wage & Hour Compliance Under the FLSA

Archived Webinar

Beating the Clock
Wage & Hour Compliance under the FLSA

Originally Held: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by: Gary W. Francis


Compliance with the wage and hour provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is certainly no game for employers.

In fact, since 2009 there has been a 23-percent increase in the number of investigations initiated by the Department of Labor (DOL) and a 20-percent increase in establishments found to be in violation of the act during that same period. In the past five years, The DOL’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD) recovered $1.3 billion in back wages, more than $659,000 every day!

WHD investigations and collective action lawsuits can be disruptive, time intensive and, obviously, very expensive for employers. One of the ways to minimize wage and hour compliance risk is to ensure your job descriptions, timekeeping systems, supervisor training and payroll functions are up to snuff.

This webinar covered a range of issues related to FLSA wage and hour compliance, including such common problems as:

  • Misclassification of employees
  • Inaccurate time records and rounding practices
  • Unauthorized overtime and off-the-clock work
  • Improper calculation of overtime pay
  • Tipped employee minimum wage violations


This webinar was recommended for business executives, HR professionals, employers and claims professionals with EPLI coverage providers. 


"Beating the Clock" was approved for 1.25 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This approval is valid through 6/18/2015 and is not transferable.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at


Gary W. Francis

Gary W. Francis is a former attorney in Plunkett Cooney’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group who focused his practice primarily on traditional labor law, employment law and employee benefits (ERISA). Mr. Francis represented employers in labor and employment matters in state and federal courts, as well as in proceedings involving state and federal administrative agencies.