Littler's Wage & Hour attorneys cover the wage and hour issues confronting employers today. The purpose of Littler's podcasts is to provide helpful information for employers, addressing the latest developments in labor and employment relations. They are not a substitute for experienced legal counsel and do not provide legal advice or attempt to address the numerous factual issues that arise in any employment-related issue.
110 - Heads-Up for Public Contractors: Prevailing Wage Trends and Potential Exposure27/11/2017 Duração: 10min
Russ McEwan, significantly experienced in construction and prevailing wage requirements, discusses key issues facing government contractors with fellow Littler attorney Kurt Rose. Russ addresses the expansion of prevailing wage obligations in public construction work and common employer compliance hurdles. Russ and Kurt also review the typical life cycle of a prevailing wage dispute and potential risks for employers and individuals – including liability for subcontractor misconduct.
109 - Wage and Hour Dilemmas for Construction Industry Employers11/10/2017 Duração: 16min
Littler’s Russ McEwan and Lindsay Sorin discuss some of the most common wage and hour issues that our construction industry clients face, and offers practical solutions to minimize risk.
108 - California Employers Beware: Your Employee May Be A “Private Attorney General”31/01/2017 Duração: 20min
In just the last two years, there has been an explosion in the number of claims being brought against California employers under the state’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA). The claims typically involve allegations of technical violations of payroll practices and other wage and hour laws, such as the failure to provide duty-free, uninterrupted meal breaks. While such an oversight may seem trivial, because of the existence of “derivative penalties,” the legal exposure from such cases can be significant. In this podcast, Littler Mendelson Senior Shareholder Bruce Sarchet discusses the basics of California’s PAGA, and provides practical suggestions for addressing such claims. In addition, Bruce identifies measures employers can take to help avoid such claims in the future.
107 - California’s New “Two-Tier” Minimum Wage05/01/2017 Duração: 20min
107 - California’s New “Two-Tier” Minimum Wage by Littler Wage & Hour Podcast
106 - 30 Days to Comply with the DOL’s New Overtime Rules: Are You Ready?26/10/2016 Duração: 42min
Is your organization ready for this change or are you in panic mode? In this podcast you will hear from Littler principal Tammy McCutchen who has been closely monitoring these developments and served as the Department of Labor wage and hour administrator the last time the overtime regulations were revised. Tammy shares her wealth of knowledge and answers frequently asked questions about the Final Rule including: • Will the new rules really go into effect on December 1st? • How much notice do employers need to give employees about the changes? • Does an employer continue to pay the reclassified employees on a salary basis? • Is there a less costly option if an employer decides to reclassify to non-exempt and begin paying overtime? These questions and many more will be answered in this timely podcast.
105 - California’s New Fair Pay Act: Employer’s Compliance Action Plan17/10/2016 Duração: 25min
In this podcast, Littler Shareholder Bruce Sarchet provides historical insight into California’s Fair Pay Act and breaks down the recent major changes in the law. He discusses the impact of those changes on your workplace now, and what specific steps you can be taking to help limit liability in this area. Bruce’s basic, nuts and bolts approach to breaking down the Fair Pay Act will help your team make sense of this otherwise confusing law, and his five action steps will provide guidance to all employers to develop an approach to the challenges presented by this revised law.
104 - Wage and Hour Self-Audit: Five Steps Toward California Compliance30/08/2016 Duração: 21min
In this podcast, Littler Shareholder Bruce Sarchet unveils his personal “5-Step Self-Audit” process to help California employers and Human Resources departments avoid wage and hour class actions and related claims. Bruce’s process will provide an overview of wage and hour litigation and will also provide employers with a very short and simple way to double check your compliance efforts. Bruce’s methodology may help reduce the chance that you are hit with a wage and hour claim in the first place.
103 - The DOL’s New Overtime Rule Is Here – What You Need To Do Now22/05/2016 Duração: 29min
Tammy McCutchen, Principal with Littler, discusses the DOL’s recent announcement regarding final salary regulations for white collar overtime exemptions. She explains the five steps employers need to start taking now to ensure they are in compliance with the DOL’s Final Rule: from identifying which employees might need a salary increase, to developing plans to reclassify employees and to communicate the changes; Tammy provides in-depth analysis on the impact the new rule might have on your workforce. Tammy also discusses necessary policy changes, and how to define compensable work.
102 - The New DOL White Collar Exemption Regulations, Reclassification and Messaging12/05/2016 Duração: 24min
By now, most employers are aware that new DOL regulations concerning white collar exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act are imminent. The DOL’s final regulations may introduce sweeping changes that will affect employers and employees nationwide, possibly allowing as few as 60 days to comply. Littler shareholders Rich Black and Josh Waxman discuss the potential new regulations and the importance of internal communications and messaging associated with the new regulations and any resulting reclassification.
101 - Is the DOL’s Final Rule Only Days Away?09/05/2016 Duração: 20min
The wait is nearly over to find out what the Department of Labor’s final rule revising white collar overtime exemption regulations will require. In this podcast, Littler shareholder, Tammy McCutchen, Esq., discusses the likelihood of different changes, as well as the potential timing of the Final Rule and its impact on employers. Tammy explores the following frequently asked questions: When will the DOL’s final rule regarding FLSA white collar exemption requirements be published? How long will employers have to comply with the revised overtime exemption regulations? What are the new regulations likely to say about overtime exemption requirements? Tammy suggests ways that employers can begin to prepare now in advance of the Final Rule being posted and talk about some resources available. Littler will issue further communication once the Final Rule is announced.