Understanding Wage and Hour Law

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Location:EANJ Training Room
Sponsored by:EANJ

Both Federal and State Wage/Hour Laws are a constant source of problems to employers due to their complexity and costliness of the violations.  In fact the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), together with the NJ Wage and Hour and Wage Payment laws, account for the majority of labor law violations committed by employers.

This program is designed to familiarize you with the major, and sometimes difficult to understand, provisions of these laws.  You will learn common pitfalls to avoid enabling you to make proper overtime payments, determine employees' exempt status, establish what is working time and what isn't and learn how to make only lawful deductions from an employee's paycheck.  We will also review the DOL's proposed changes to the 541 exemption criteria.

Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Exempt v. Nonexempt Classifications
  • What constitutes "Working Time"; the importance of keeping accurate records
  • Obligation to pay overtime compensation for unauthorized work
  • Paying for "out of sight work"
  • "Docking" employees for lateness and "rounding off" on timecards
  • Paid Time Off
  • Misclassifying employees and payroll deductions: common mistakes


Amy M. Vazquez

Location Information:
EANJ Training Room
30 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ  07039

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Parking is available on a first-come first-serve basis.  We request that you only park against the rear-wall of the parking lot and not in the spaces directly in front of the building as those are reserved for tenants.  Street parking is also available but please be mindful of the signs.

Registration Fees:
$65 per person (EANJ Member)
$85 per person (Non-Member)


Substitutions are permitted, however, in order to meet program commitments, cancellations made less than two (2) working days before the program date or "no-shows" must be charged the full registration fee.

HRCI Credits Pending