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Maine HR Convention: May 10, 12, & 14, 2021 – Virtual+ Edition


Workshop A: On the Front Lines of Wage & Hour Issues

Friday, May 15th, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Misclassification and Other Common Pitfalls

Crafting Solutions. Making a Difference.

What’s it all about? Wage and hour issues continue to be a source of confusion and headaches for employers, and unfortunately, the morass of regulations in this area don’t make it easy for employers to comply with the law. HR professionals play a critical role in this cornerstone of employee management, which is the starting point for sound compliance practices. And, it is much more than that, because there are strategic implications for your workplace culture, talent and workforce development, and the business bottom line. Dan Strader, from Pierce Atwood, joins us for an insightful look at the statutory and regulatory environment for these wage and hours issues. He will discuss practical solutions for some of the most common and challenging compensation issues. Topics will include how to tell employees from independent contractors, how to classify workers as exempt vs. non-exempt, how to handle compensation for employees working more than one job, how to compensate travel time, and more. Dan will then put this information to the test by engaging the audience in table-top discussions where you’ll look at some real-world situations from the front lines of these tricky wage & hour disputes.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Discover the latest federal and Maine wage and hour law information concerning salaried employees, independent contractors, and common compensation pitfalls.
  • Employ that information to update your wage and hour compliance tool kit.
  • Leave this session ready to impact your organization’s hiring and onboarding practices, with an emphasis on how you communicate this information to your executive and financial teams.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI General (HR) Credit.


Program Faculty: Dan Strader