Philadelphia Labor & Employment Executive Breakfast Seminars

Join Offit Kurman attorney Howard Kurman for two new and informative Labor & Employment breakfast seminars: Restrictive Covenants and Misclassification and Legal Pitfalls Created Under the FLSA.

Session 1 — Restrictive Covenants — May 9th

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 | Four Points by Sheraton BWI Trade secrets, confidential information and, of course, your clients and your best employees rank among your company’s most valuable assets. They are, however, exposed to substantial risk of loss if not properly protected. This session is a detailed examination of how employers may protect themselves and their business interests by the use of confidentiality agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-pirating agreements and non-compete agreements. Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Tools of the trade: Types and applicability of restrictive covenants
  • What documents employers may be able to compel employees to sign
  • What to look for – and look out for – when hiring employees with agreements from former employers
  • How restrictions on employee conduct post-termination may be enforced
  • Practical considerations that enter into decisions regarding enforcement, including counsel fees
  • Chances of judicial enforcement of restrictive covenants

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Session 2 — Misclassification and Legal Pitfalls Created Under the FLSA — May 16th

Thursday, May 16, 2013 | Four Points by Sheraton BWI The US Department of Labor estimates that 70% of employers are not in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This session will be a detailed examination of proper classification under FLSA and the legal pitfalls created by misclassification. Discussion will address both pro-active measures to avoid these common and costly pitfalls and what to do when mistakes are made. Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Inappropriate use of so-called “independent contractors”
  • The tests that must be satisfied to legitimately classify an employee as “exempt,” including the federal salary basis test
  • What “independent judgment” means in application of the applicable wage/hour law
  • How to strengthen job descriptions so that credible arguments can be made in defending specific jobs classified as “exempt”
  • How to correct misclassification errors
  • How to deal with wage/hour claims brought by employees
  • Wage & Hour landmines in a 24/7 World

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There is no cost to attend either seminar, however, space is limited, and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis so early registration is encouraged.