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What Is Compensable Time Under the FLSA – Recent Developments and Special Challenges Facing Employers in the Construction Industry

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Diane Apa Hauser, ESQ, Partner, PaisnerLitvin, LLP
Category: AQC, Training and Education  
Employers in the construction industry face special challenges in complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), such as deciding whether they must compensate employees for down time, rain delays, and time spent performing pre- and post- shift activities.  Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision favorable to employers which significantly limits the types of “pre-“ and “post-” work activities that are considered compensable under the FLSA. Employees can no longer claim that such activities are compensable simply because they are required to perform such activities or because they benefit their employer.

During this webinar, we will review the new test defined by the Supreme Court regarding pre- and post- shift activities.  We will also review other special challenges that employers in the construction industry face when deciding what constitutes compensable time.  

  • Educate employers on the recent Supreme Court decision regarding pre- and post- work activities under the FLSA. 
  • Address the special challenges that employers in the construction industry face when deciding what constitutes compensable time.
  • Identify best practices for employers in the construction industry.
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Ms. Hauser focuses her practice exclusively on labor and employment law, including collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, EEO agency proceedings, FMLA, Title VII, ADA and wage and hour issues.

Ms. Hauser has served as chief negotiator in multiple collective bargaining negotiations. She has represented clients in both the public and private sector in numerous labor arbitrations, and has participated in administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, the EEOC, and various state agencies. She has counseled companies on compliance issues, including sexual harassment investigations, discipline and terminations,wage and hour issues and non compete matters. Ms. Hauser has drafted a variety of employment agreements and policy manuals, and has conducted  training sessions for management and hourly employees. She has served as a trustee on a several multi-employer pension and health Taft-Hartley Funds.

Before joining Paisner Litvin, Ms. Hauser was Director of Labor Relations and Employment Counsel for Acme Markets,  Inc., a corporation with a retail and distribution workforce of more  than 15,000 employees. Ms. Hauser also served as General Counsel and  Vice President of Human Resources for sn.com, a start-up technology company. She also was an attorney in the labor and employment groups of the Philadelphia law firms of Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling and Pepper Hamilton.

Ms. Hauser is a magna cum laude graduate of Villanova School of Law, where she was an associate editor of the VillanovaLaw Review. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Virginia. Ms. Hauser is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars. 

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