Wage & Hour Compliance: Avoiding Lawsuits and Liability in an Aggressive Enforcement Arena

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will help you evaluate pay, time and attendance practices, and identify potential problems which could result in substantial liability.

This session will review the DOL’s latest enforcement trends and initiatives, as well as the most common errors make in classifying employees as exempt, capturing all “hours worked” for pay purposes, and calculating the overtime pay due. By understanding the errors others have made, often inadvertently and innocently, you will be better able to evaluate your payroll, time and attendance practices, identify potential compliance issues, and not run afoul of the federal overtime compensation rules.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Robert A. Boonin

Robert A.

Robert A. Boonin is a member of the national law firm of Dykema Gossett and is based in its Ann Arbor office. Rob is an honors graduate from The University of Michigan Law School, holds a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University, and a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.  Practicing law for nearly 40 years, Rob has litigated employment law matters before federal and state courts across the nation, handles all forms of union matters for employers, and regularly counsels clients on such issues as discrimination, FMLA compliance, and wage and hour law. 

Rob is a recognized leader in his field.  For instance, he is: on the Chambers USA list of top employment law attorneys; listed as a Best Lawyer in Employment Law; repeatedly recognized as one of Michigan’s “Super Lawyers”; a Fellow and a Past-President of the Litigation Counsel of America; a Past Chair of  the national Wage and Hour Defense Institute; a Past Chair of the Michigan Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section; and a Fellow of the distinguished American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Rob also in an immediate past-chair of the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee (which covers FLSA matters), and serves as an Editor of the most recognized authority on the FLSA, the Bloomberg BNA legal treatise – The Fair Labor Standards Act.


LVCC N206-208
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
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