Employee wage and hour disputes are among the most common and substantial risks facing businesses in the hospitality industry – costly lawsuits can result if employers are not vigilant in their compliance practices. In this course, Tannenbaum Helpern employment law attorneys Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl discuss best practices that businesses can utilize to minimize the legal risks associated with employee compensation, as well as suggestions for handling related litigation and other disputes. For instance, Andrew and Jason address what employers in the hospitality industry must do to properly track employee hours worked, calculate and pay overtime, maintain proper records, take a tip credit, and much more. The presenters also provide an update on federal wage regulations and recent case law affecting hospitality employers.
I. Understand the fundamentals of employee compensation requirements in the hospitality industry
II. Recognize best practices that hospitality establishments can adopt to mitigate the risks of employee wage and hour disputes
III. Develop and implement policies and agreements to defend against employee lawsuits
IV. Identify recent regulations and case law affecting hospitality employers
Andrew W. Singer leads Tannenbaum Helpern's Employment Law Practice Group, which offers a full spectrum of legal services from everyday counseling to complex employment litigation. With extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, he regularly advises companies with various human resource and compliance issues:
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Andrew has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Jason B. Klimpl is a partner in the firm's Employment, Staffing Law, and Corporate practice groups and Associate General Counsel to the New York Staffing Association. Jason advises clients on a broad range of employment matters, such as:
Equal opportunity actions and policies, including allegations and charges of discrimination or retaliation before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and policies and respectful workplace training relating to disabilities, religious accommodations, sexual harassment, and all other forms of discrimination;
Employment agreements and restrictive covenants, including drafting and reviewing employment agreements and provisions relating to bonuses, draw and commission structures, non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality;
Healthcare reform implementation, including affordability and minimum value requirements, employer coverage determinations, employee status reviews, filing and notice mandates, compliance penalties, and small business tax credits;
Independent contractor and consulting issues, including drafting and reviewing consulting agreements, performing independent contractor misclassification analyses, and responding to governmental audits;
Reductions in force, including the federal WARN Act and analogous state laws, protected group termination impact analyses, separation agreements and general releases, and COBRA;
Technology and privacy concerns, including drafting and reviewing online social media policies, technology and e-mail usage policies, federal and state workplace privacy laws, off-duty conduct laws, drug-testing, background and credit checks; and
Human resource and compliance counseling, including drafting and reviewing employee handbooks, job descriptions for overtime and ADA compliance, disability and family and medical leave compliance, vacation and PTO policies, military leave laws, meal and break requirements, jury duty and voting leave, and employment application issues.
In addition, Jason has prepared numerous articles and presentations on employment matters, such as:
Thought all of the speakers were good
Best class I've heard on Lawline - speakers were very informed and effective
The course was very good.
Very relevant material. I deal with these issues in my business. Well organized presentation
These guys were very good.
Another good program. Thank you.
Conversational dual presentation is an effective and user-friendly format.
Excellent all around.
Extra interesting! Enjoyed this course! Very informative!
The course was satisfactory.
Both speakers were extremely well informed and knew how to communicate with their audience. Excellent presentation.
Great Video, Thank you.
All CLE classes ought to be practical like this one was.
Great course - terrific presentation by Messrs. Singer and Klimpl
Very important course for the bbusiness attorney
Good info esp if you have small business clients.
Interesting and easy to listen to and absorb
this is great for people in the hospitalitiy industry on either side of the fence.
Best program yet!
Extremely knowledgeable faculty.
i learnt a great deal.
faculty extremely knowledgable.
The delivery was comprehensive and professional.
great presentation!! would definitely watch more employment law CLEs with them.
Very good overview of a complex set of legal requirements.
Very good actually. Knowledgeable speakers with real practical info.
My favorite course so far! Very interesting and engaging speakers and topic!
Presenters were extremely clear and articulate; slides were relevant and substantive
Very helpful and informative.
Interesting and well paced -- makes me appreciate labour law in ways I never did before
Excellent faculty. Very informative, easy to follow & kept it interesting. Thanks!
excellent presentation. I really liked the dueling commentary.
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