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Discussion to focus on wage-hour compliance

GWHRA meeting provides tips to avoid class-action lawsuits

Published: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 2:59 p.m. CDT

JOLIET, Ill. — Best practices to avoid unnecessary overtime lawsuits will be the focus of the Wednesday, Feb. 27, meeting of the Grundy-Will Human Resources Association at Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet.

Networking begins at 7:30 a.m., with the chapter meeting scheduled for 7:45 a.m. The one-hour program begins at 8 a.m. and may be eligible for one hour of continuing education credit.

The GWHRA meeting and program are open to area human resource professionals and interested members of the business community.

There is a $10 fee for non-members.   

Attorney Neil Dishman, Jackson Lewis LLP, Chicago, helps employers prevent and resolve disputes with employees. 

In this program, he will discuss common mistakes in exempt vs. non-exempt classifications, reducing exposure to claims for “off the clock” work, properly accounting for bonuses, commissions, shift differentials and other “extra” pay when calculating overtime,  the “1099 contractor” trap and how to avoid it, and breaks, payroll deductions, and other seemingly-trivial things that can lead to class-action lawsuits The Grundy Will HR Association is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

For more information about Grundy Will HR Association or the upcoming program, call Toby Atkinson at (630) 343-3126.

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