Wage and Hour Laws

In Person at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia
Or Live Broadcast
9:00am-4:30pm PST
12:00pm-7:30pm EST

Richard J. Simmons
& Tyler J. Johnson, Attorneys
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Los Angeles, California

Richard Simmons is the author of the text used in the program. He represents employers in various labor relations matters involving state and federal wage and hour laws, proposed class actions, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, employee discipline and termination, employee benefits, and contract arbitrations. He has successfully argued before the California Supreme Court and appellate and trial courts in California and other parts of the country.

Richard was recently recognized as the “Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal and was inducted into the Employment Lawyers Hall of Fame.

Tyler Johnson represents employers in all facets of the litigation and trial process, in California and federal courts. He is a co-author of the 2023 edition of the California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) Litigation and Compliance Manual and is also a contributing author to the California Labor and Employment ALERT Newsletter and the Sheppard Mullin Labor and Employment Law Blog.

He received his J.D. from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif and his B.A. from University of Maryland, summa cum laude.

This program will address the federal and California wage and hour laws, including changes and developments in the field. It is a unique one-day seminar that employers, HR officials, controllers, attorneys, payroll professionals, accountants, consultants and supervisors attend each year. This year attendees will receive a copy of the NEW 2024 WAGE AND HOUR MANUAL FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS* by Attorney Richard J. Simmons (over 1,060 pages). The book is absolutely the best resource on the topic, has been cited by courts and the enforcement agencies as an authoritative text, and is widely recognized as the leading text in its field.

Among the many subjects that will be discussed in the program are the following:

  • Detailed assessment of the pending PAGA reform measures
  • DOL’s new independent contractor rule
  • Expanded paid sick leave benefits
  • Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) and the rising trends in Class Action Lawsuits
  • Time rounding issues and cases
  • New minimum wages for fast food and healthcare workers
  • Amended Wage Theft Notice requirements
  • Meal and rest period exemptions
  • DOL rules on regular rate of pay
  • Supreme Court Decisions on bonuses, timekeeping rules and the de minimis doctrine
  • Meal and rest period rules – Landmark decisions
  • Overtime, flexible scheduling, meal period, exemption, and comp time standards
  • Hours worked rules
  • Labor Commission Rules – Travel time, wage payment requirements
  • Federal exemptions – status of changes
  • State overtime rules
  • Government employer coverage under FLSA
  • Flexible scheduling techniques – new rules
  • 10-Hour Shifts, 12-Hour Shifts and 9/80 Schedules
  • Pay stub and itemized wage statement issues
  • 4 and 4-1/2 day weeks
  • Minimum wage increases
  • Make-up time rules and forms
  • Payday rules
  • Expense reimbursements
  • Vacation benefits
  • Class action litigation
  • Waiting time penalties – payments on termination of employment
  • Relationships with volunteers and trainees
  • Exemptions for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales employees
  • Salary level and salary basis tests
  • Audits and inspections by State Labor Commissioner and Federal Wage and Hour Division
  • Reimbursement and indemnification rules
  • Recent court decisions – major cases affecting all California employers
  • Kin-care rules
  • Off-the-clock work issues – time shaving
  • Severance pay issues
  • Sales representative rules
  • Reporting time pay
  • Government contractor laws
  • Liquidated damages rules
  • New Labor Code changes
  • Uniform requirements
  • Wage payment rules
  • Record-keeping and time-keeping requirements
  • Child labor
  • Wage Theft Prevention Act
  • Legislative activity
  • Bonuses and commissions
  • Holiday pay
  • Final pay requirements
  • Shift differentials
  • Questions and answers

* If attending virtually, the print copy Wage and Hour Manual will be shipped prior to the program date. If attending in person, the Manual will be issued at the program. The electronic copy is also available for an additional fee. See registration page for more details.