Avoiding a Double-Play: Regular Rate and Hours Worked Issues for Non-Exempt Employees under the FLSA

Thursday 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Session Description

In this session we’ll dig into the two primary components of overtime calculations and discuss the common, and not-so-common, areas where employers can run into trouble in wage/hour audits or private litigation. We’ll address these areas with clear and practical guidance to help employers avoid the problem in the first place, and where avoidance isn’t possible, we’ll identify tips and issues to consider when working out of a problematic situation, along with a review of several recent court cases highlighting these issues.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop/enhance attendees’ general understanding of the Fair Labor Standards Act as it applies to non-exempt employees
  2. Recognize normal (and unusual) situations where an employee’s activities may be considered compensable working time
  3. Understand the components to the FLSA’s regular rate and how those components impact overtime calculations.


Forrest Rhodes

Forrest brings legal expertise with a down-to-earth approachable style to partner with clients to help identify and resolve issues before they become legal problems and effectively address difficult employment situations to avoid or minimize legal risk. Forrest assists employers with various day-to-day preventative measures, including the review and development of employment policies, and advising employers as to discipline, leave of absence, and wage/hour situations. When litigation or government audits arise, Forrest defends the client’s interests through practical legal advice and advocacy aimed at resolving the matter in a way that is effective as well as cost efficient.