Wage & Hour 101: 2020 Changes in the Law All Attorneys Should Know


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This program will provide an overview of the latest updates to wage & hour practice in 2019 with a look forward to the 2020. We will review the major developments in federal and state wage and hour law including need-to-know regulations, legislation and case law. We will also go over the implications of these changes and learn about best practices for compliance in 2020.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

Major state and federal developments in:
•   Minimum wage and overtime
•   Exempt vs. nonexempt employees
•   Tip credits and pooling
•   Employee and contractor classifications
•   Meal and rest periods
•   Travel time
•   Scheduling
•   Joint employer status
•   Class actions and arbitration
•   Settlements

Date / Time: March 6, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: January 15, 2020

Jeffrey H. Ruzal, Esq. is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He leads the firm’s Hospitality service team and represents clients in such diverse industries as hospitality, financial services, retail, health care, and technology. In 2018, Mr. Ruzal was recommended in The Legal 500 United States, in the Workplace and Employment Counseling category.

Mr. Ruzal’s experience includes:
• Counseling employers with respect to federal and state wage and hour compliance, including exempt employee and independent contractor classification audits, compensation reviews, and non-exempt recordkeeping practices
• Providing advice and workplace training on wage and hour compliance, reductions in force, discrimination, and other employment issues
• Representing employers with respect to class actions and collective actions involving a variety of employment and wage-hour issues, including, among others, claims of misclassification, failure to pay for all time worked, unlawful tip credit and pooling, and failure to provide required meal and rest periods

Mr. Ruzal is a co-editor of Epstein Becker Green’s award-winning Wage & Hour Defense Blog and Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog. He is also an Editorial Advisory Board Member of Hospitality Law Magazine and a contributing author to Lexis Practice Advisor. In addition, Mr. Ruzal represents Epstein Becker Green on The Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) Advisory Board.

Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Mr. Ruzal served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, in New York, New York, where he was responsible for civil enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act and its implementing regulations from wage and hour investigations through trials. While at the DOL, Mr. Ruzal was primarily responsible for coordinating and participating in wage and hour investigations with senior investigators from the Wage and Hour Division. Among other issues, Mr. Ruzal was responsible for advising on investigations and enforcement actions concerning employee misclassification under the white collar exemptions and of independent contractors and consultants.

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