The issue of ageism in the workplace—the telltale signs that age has been considered in workplace decisions, how to use that to the benefit of the employee, and how to counsel employers around such issues.
9:00 - 10:00 am
Wage and Hour Law Basics
Come to hear a discussion on the basics of FLSA litigation, including: • FLSA basics• White collar exemptions • independent contractors • settlement of FLSA suits.
10:00 - 10:10 am
10:10 - 11:10 am
Recent Developments in Wage and Hour Law
Ms. Rawitt, Mr. Winebrake
The past 12 months have brought about significant changes in federal and state wage and hour law. We will summarize the most important changes and describe what you should look out for in the months ahead. Topics will include: • recent Third Circuit opinions addressing the FLSA • impact of the PA Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Chevalier v. GNC • importance of the PA Supreme Court’s anticipated opinion in Heimbach v. Amazon.com • summary of the Trump Administration’s recent changes to the FLSA regulations • recent/anticipated amendments to the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Age and accompanying regulations.
11:10 - 11:20 am
11:20 am - 12:20 pm
Independent Contractor or Employee? How Does the New Gig Economy Fit into the Picture?
Ms. Bell, Ms. Reger
We will discuss the independent contractor vs. employee issue, how that may change given the new leadership in the Department of Labor and how the new “Gig Economy” is impacting these classifications from both the employer and employee side. We will review the types of employees, i.e. intern, temporary and permanent employees and contrast it with the independent contractor for a discussion on misclassification. Then we will examine the Gig Economy concept and see how it fits into the present model and where the legal landscape appears to be on these new workers.