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Third Thursday--C&M's February Labor & Employment Update: Employee Misclassification and Remote Access Policies

February 21, 2013 • Webinar

Please join us for the next edition of Third Thursday – Crowell & Moring's Wage Hour Update, a webinar series dedicated to providing practical solutions to wage hour problems that continue to vex even the most sophisticated employers.  Our Third Thursday webinars review important developments in wage hour law, and focus on best practices for compliance and strategies for managing and winning complex wage and hour litigation. Our next webinar will take place on Thursday, February 21 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.

2013 promises to be another interesting year for wage hour compliance.  In our next webinar, we will discuss two areas that will be particularly challenging for employers.  First, the U.S. Department of Labor is moving ahead with several important initiatives, including a significant enforcement program addressing employee misclassification issues.  With new leadership at DOL, President Obama’s second administration is likely to make these priority items.  Prudent employers should be familiar with these initiatives, in order to maintain effective compliance programs and develop appropriate responsive strategies.  

Second, the emerging trend for employers to adopt remote access policies carries a number of wage and hour risks.  The explosion of ways in which employees can communicate with each other and customers, through smart phones and other technologies, creates additional hazards for unsuspecting employers.  These developments challenge employers to be increasingly sophisticated in the administration of timekeeping and related policies.  This month’s round table discussion will cover some best practices for managing these issues in today’s complex legal environment. 

We hope you’ll grab a sandwich (or a bagel if you’re on the west coast) and listen in.  As always, we will be happy to take your questions, both during the program and thereafter.

We’re going to expand the scope of subsequent Third Thursday monthly webinars. In addition to addressing new developments in the wage hour world, we’ll cover other topics of interest in the broader world of labor and employment law.  Watch this space for more news on this front.

Please click here to listen to a recording of the webinar. Please click here for a copy of the presentation.


Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Andrew W. Bagley
Senior Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2672
Trina Fairley Barlow
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2830
Thomas P. Gies
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2690
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