Cox Smith Employment and Employer Rights Workshop, El Paso, Texas

August 25, 2011

Cox Smith Employment and Employer Rights Workshop

1. Wage and Hour Law

The Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") remains one of the laws most commonly violated by employers and collective action claims (i.e. multiple plaintiffs in one lawsuit) are one of the most prevalent types of litigation across the country under this statute. The potential liability based on unpaid minimum wages, overtime, liquidated damages and attorneys’ fees may be extremely high when a number of individuals assert claims that may go back for a period of up to three years.

Walk away with greater knowledge on:

  • Exempt v. non-exempt employees
  • Record retention requirements
  • Permissible deductions from exempt employees’ salaries
  • How to calculate hourly employees' regular rate of pay (it is harder than you think)
  • Prohibition against retaliation

2. Worksite Enforcement

Employers must be ready for increased immigration related enforcement efforts. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently provided new tools to assist employers in their compliance efforts. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also continues to prosecute employers criminally in this area and employers must understand and appreciate this risk.

During the workshop we will discuss many topics including the following:

  • The signs of a criminal investigation target
  • 10 things all employers should do to reduce penalty exposure
  • How an independent contractor can become an employee

Thursday, August 25, 2011
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM, complimentary breakfast provided
Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
2027 Airway Boulevard
El Paso, TX 79925

Who should attend this seminar?
Human Resources Professionals
Business Owners
Corporate Counsel
Managerial and Supervisory Employees

Ramon D. Bissmeyer, Shareholder 
    Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Daniel R. Stern, Shareholder
    Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Kathleen Campbell Walker, Shareholder
    Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Please contact Gloria Sullivan at 915 541 9300, if you cannot access the registration form. Register early as seating is limited.