Strategies to Manage Top 10 Wage and Hour Risks in California

w/ Melinda Riechert
Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP

July 28, 2016 at 11 am PST

Many companies have employees in California (even when headquartered elsewhere). California has the most employees in the country AND poses the largest wage and hour risks for employers given its stringent worker protections.

Wage and hour compliance is rapidly changing and exposing employers to potential wage and hour class actions - one of the few HR risks that can cause a business to shut its doors.

In this webinar, Melinda Riechert (Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP) and Janine Yancey (President of Emtrain) will help you better understand the top ten wage & hour risks in California and outline key strategies and tools to help you manage them.

During this 60 minute webinar, we'll cover a number of topics facing employers with California based employees, including:

  • Worker Misclassification (addressing DOL's new salary requirement and independent contractor v. employee status)
  • Accurate recording of all hours worked
  • Ensuring that employees are paid correctly
  • Meal and rest breaks
  • Vacation/PTO pay
  • Sick pay
  • Commission pay rules
  • Paycheck information requirements
  • Wage theft notice
  • Final paychecks

    We'll also have live Q&A with Melinda Riechert and Janine Yancey and provide a free Wage & Hour (FLSA) Toolkit. Lastly, the recorded version of this webinar will be available on Emtrain’s learning platform and assignable to your managers.

    Eligible for 1 hour of MCLE for California lawyers and 1 hour of HRCI for human resource professionals.

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    Webinar Details

    This webinar helps you identify the top wage and hour risks and how to manage those risks in your organization. Melinda will also take questions from webinar attendees. You'll be eligible to receive 60 minutes of continuing education for HRCI and MCLE.

    Certifications & Guides

    This webinar has been certified for 1 hour of continuing education for HRCI and MCLE. For attending, you will also receive free tools you can use to safeguard your organization from wage and hour claims.

    About Melinda Riechert

    Melinda Riechert has experience litigating and arbitrating both class actions and single-plaintiff cases. Leader of the firm’s labor and employment practice in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, Melinda defends clients in wage and hour, whistleblower, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, trade secret, and all other types of employment disputes. Melinda has won numerous summary judgments, arbitration awards and court and jury trials. She currently serves as Managing Partner of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP's Silicon Valley office.


    Melinda Riechert

    “California employees are continuing to file individual and class action lawsuits alleging that their employers did not comply with California law’s unique requirements on employee pay and breaks. It is therefore essential that you fully understand the rules so that you can make sure you are correctly following the law’s requirements.”