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Minimizing the Risk of Wage and Hour Litigation in the Hospitality Industry

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Produced on May 19, 2016

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Course Information

Time 90 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

Course Description

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.

 

Learning Objectives: 

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

Credit Information

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Faculty

Andrew W. Singer

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt, LLP

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:

Employment

  • draft and negotiate employment agreements and executive compensation structures
  • draft non-competition, non-solicit and confidentiality agreements
  • counsel companies on restrictive covenant enforceability
  • draft and negotiate severance agreements

Regulation/Compliance

  • wage and hour compliance, including overtime computation and exemptions from overtime, minimum wage, payment and deduction from wages, commissions and draw structures, bonus and incentive compensation, governmental wage and hour audits, recordkeeping, and federal and state labor laws
  • independent contractors, misclassification analyses, consulting agreements, and governmental audits
  • privacy concerns, including federal and state workplace privacy laws, off-duty conduct laws, drug-testing, and background and credit-checks

HR Policies

  • social media policies and technology and e-mail usage policies
  • anti-discrimination, including sexual harassment, retaliation, accommodating the disabled and religion, and handling internal corporate investigations
  • employee termination, WARN Act compliance, and COBRA
  • human resource and compliance counseling, including drafting and reviewing employee handbooks, drafting job descriptions, vacation and PTO policies, family and medical leave compliance, military leave policies, and issues related to employment applications

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • defend discrimination and retaliation claims based upon sex, race, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, age and any other protected class in federal and state courts
  • handle discrimination matters filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights
  • A frequent speaker on employment law topics and emerging trends, Andrew regularly conducts training seminars for supervisory and managerial employees covering equal employment laws and sexual harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, wage and hour laws, independent contractor misclassification, workplace violence, social media policies, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other leave policies, workforce reduction and the WARN Act, and other employment law developments.

Andrew has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.



Jason B. Klimpl

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Jason is a partner in the Employment Law Group of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP. In this capacity, he advises clients on a broad range of employment law matters, such as wage and hour compliance; healthcare; equal opportunity actions and policies; employment agreements and restrictive covenants; independent contractor and consulting issues, reductions in force; technology and privacy concerns; and other human resources counseling.

Jason is also the Associate General Counsel of the New York Staffing Association, and is heavily involved in legal and legislative efforts to support the staffing industry.

Jason has written numerous employment law articles and is a contributing faculty member of both Lawline and the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education. Jason is also a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s Speakers Bureau and Help Desk.

Awarded Martindale-Hubbell “Preeminent” peer review rating.

Named 2013 -2019 New York Super Lawyer (Rising Star).

Finally, the New York Enterprise Report named Jason the winner of the 2012 Best Attorneys and Accountants “Rising Star Attorney” category.



Reviews

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OSCAR L.

Excellent presentation. Clearly and interestingly presented the subject matter. i particularly liked the conversational style of the presentation. Not boring at all. Thank you

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Amy S.

Excellent presentation, detailed and comprehensive.

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Stuart N.

Thought all of the speakers were good

KD
Katerina D.

Excellent!

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Karen H.

Best class I've heard on Lawline - speakers were very informed and effective

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Jill S.

The course was very good.

CR
Christopher R.

Very relevant material. I deal with these issues in my business. Well organized presentation

PK
Polly K.

These guys were very good.

JB
Jeffrey B.

ok

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Kevin A.

Another good program. Thank you.

JV
James V.

great

LM
Louis M.

Informative

FB
Fred B.

Conversational dual presentation is an effective and user-friendly format.

RM
Roya M.

Excellent all around.

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Georgian P.

Extra interesting! Enjoyed this course! Very informative!

EL
Eric L.

The course was satisfactory.

OM
Otto M.

Excellent presentation!

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carol b.

Both speakers were extremely well informed and knew how to communicate with their audience. Excellent presentation.

FG
Frank G.

Best course

FG
Fabian G.

Great Video, Thank you.

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James O.

Excellent presentation

DT
David T.

very informative

HG
Howard G.

All CLE classes ought to be practical like this one was.

GE
George S E.

Excellent presentation

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Agnes M.

Great course - terrific presentation by Messrs. Singer and Klimpl

JN
Josh N.

Very important course for the bbusiness attorney

GM
Gil M.

Interesting material.

RG
Robert G.

Good info esp if you have small business clients.

MR
Marcia R.

Interesting and easy to listen to and absorb

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Joshua S.

this is great for people in the hospitalitiy industry on either side of the fence.

TR
Thomas C. R.

Best program yet!

TT
Terry T.

Excellent!

BD
Brian D.

Extremely knowledgeable faculty.

SI
Stan I.

i learnt a great deal.

MR
Marcia R.

faculty extremely knowledgable.

JF
Joseph F.

Good presentation.

SC
Silvia C.

Informative.

JS
Jonathan S.

Excellent presentation.

TL
Trisha L.

Good course

RL
Rosa L.

The delivery was comprehensive and professional.

MD
Matthew D.

very good

SS
Steven S.

great presentation!! would definitely watch more employment law CLEs with them.

SC
Stephen C.

Well done!

JM
JC M.

Very good

PS
Paul S.

Very good overview of a complex set of legal requirements.

MB
Mary B.

Excellent presentation.

BS
Brian S.

Very good actually. Knowledgeable speakers with real practical info.

KP
Kimberly P.

My favorite course so far! Very interesting and engaging speakers and topic!

DS
Dennis S.

Presenters were extremely clear and articulate; slides were relevant and substantive

EL
ellen l.

Very helpful and informative.

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Ingrid S.

Interesting and well paced -- makes me appreciate labour law in ways I never did before

JC
Jennie C.

Excellent faculty. Very informative, easy to follow & kept it interesting. Thanks!

KK
keith k.

Great presentation

SS
Steve S.

Interesting

JH
Joe H.

Great presentation.

JG
Jimmy G.

excellent presentation. I really liked the dueling commentary.

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