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Seminar Details

September 24, 2009

MB&J Breakfast Seminar Series: Wage and Hour Check Up – 2009 State and Federal Law Update

Location: Offices of Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP – 200 State Street 11th Floor, Boston

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Please note- this seminar is limited to 25 participants.  There is no fee for this seminar. 

This year saw several developments in both federal and state wage and hour rules that affect most employers’ daily payroll practices.  Meanwhile, class action lawsuits and government enforcement actions continue to proliferate in Massachusetts and around the nation.  The seminar will focus developments in 2009, including: 

  • Changes to overtime exemptions affecting managers, outside sales people, truck and bus drivers
  • Proper payment of bonuses, commissions, deferred compensation and stock options
  • Further refinement of independent contractor standards
  • Time-keeping and “hours worked” problems
  • Other little-known regulatory developments

Join Dan Field, former chief of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s wage and hour enforcement unit, for a fast-paced and informative seminar that will provide practical information to ensure your wage and hour practices continue to be legally compliant. 


7:30am-8:00 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am-8:45 am - Overview of important wage and hour law developments and changes, including the following:

  • Overtime exemption update; developments in rules for managers, administrators and sales force workers
  • Drivers and the new motor carrier overtime exemption changes
  • Furloughs, salary deductions and their implications under state and federal overtime law
  • Hours worked and “off the clock” time
  • Key differences between state and federal law
  • Other regulatory guidance on little known labor codes on “days of rest,” uniforms, snow days and more. 

8:45 am- 9:15 am - Compliance Strategies

  • Wage payment and exemption audits, correcting mistakes, using new federal “safe harbor” protections, strategies for avoiding and defending lawsuits
  • Question and answer period

Registration is required.