San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Presented by Bruce Luchansky, Esq. with Luchansky Law
HOT TOPICS IN EMPLOYMENT LAW:
What Your Construction Company Needs to Know to Avoid Employee Lawsuits
And to Prevail in Investigations
I. The Government’s Tightening Grip on Pay Practices – recent changes in minimum wage and overtime law place construction companies at even greater risk.
A. Increased salary threshold for exempt employees under the FLSA.
B. New Court Decision: Claims of federal contractor employees for Davis Bacon Act prevailing wages under the FLSA.
C. The “Blacklisting” Executive Order 13673 – new application of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule.
D. Baltimore City continues its efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
E. New Court Decision: how companies can avoid a finding of bad faith overtime violations in order to minimize liability.
II. The Government Continues to Pursue Companies for Misclassification of Independent Contractors
A. Recent developments in the government’s efforts to pursue misclassification (“wage theft”) violations.
B. Making sure your company is classifying employees properly and why it matters.
1. Maryland Workplace Fraud Act.
3. Internal Revenue Code
4. Unemployment Insurance
III. Identifying and Responding to Claims of Discrimination in the Workplace.
A. Expanding theories of liability for discrimination in the workplace.
B. A day in the life of a discrimination claim – what the EEOC and lawsuit process looks like.
C. Conducting an effective internal investigation – the best shield against liability.
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