The Glasgow Job Service Employers’ Committee (JSEC) will host a half-day seminar addressing some of the wage and hour issues that small businesses tackle.
Employers, managers, payroll staff, supervisors, and sometimes employees, struggle with the rights and privileges allowed by Montana and Federal Wage and Hour Laws. Are work and lunch breaks required? How will the new Federal overtime law effect our employees? Which employees are considered “exempt,” or “non-exempt?” Who decides how servers and bartenders split tips? Is travel time paid when waiting for a delayed flight? What makes an independent contractor more like an employee? If these topics are confusing, the upcoming seminar will help.
Theresa Sroczyk, Compliance Specialist with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry Labor Standards Unit, will come to Glasgow on Thursday, June 23, from 8:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M. She will help attendees understand how wage and hour laws apply to their business situations, such as: the new Federal overtime rule that becomes effective December 1, 2016, travel time policies, exempt vs. non-exempt employees, lunch and break-time allowances and more. Time is allotted at the end for brief individual meetings with Sroczyk to address specific issues that attendees may not want to voice in a group setting.
Sroczyk has worked for Montana Department of Labor for 6 years and has extensive experience in the Wage and Hour Unit presenting and interpreting Montana law for both employers and employees. This seminar complements the recent Assistance for Business Clinic (ABC) in Glasgow, as a half day allows a more in-depth look at wage and hour issues.
The seminar will be held at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Conference Room. Cost is $40 per person. To register for the event and for more information, please call Glasgow Job Service at (406) 228-3926 or e-mail Sue Dalbey at email@example.com.
The JSEC is a group of employers who meet the second Tuesday of each month to share ways to address local employment challenges, organize training events for area employers and employees, recognize outstanding area employers, and provide student scholarships.