Webinar: Wage & Hour Laws

Webinar: Wage & Hour Laws

Wage & Hour Laws: A Crash Course for Managers

The news is teeming with stories of innovative and well-known brands whose reputations have been tarnished by wage and hour violations, often leaving an unsubstantiated impression that these organizations are underhanded or don’t care about their employees.

Managers are in a prime position to help protect against or create wage and hour violations. Do your managers really understand how to apply and explain these laws to employees? These complex laws are tricky to navigate, yet violations can be very costly, not only to your bottom line, but also to your reputation.

This webinar is designed to provide an overview of key wage and hour laws that all managers should be aware of and able to apply to their work environment. Topics will include employee classifications, overtime, meal and rest breaks, and what activities are considered “time work”.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the factors that differentiate an employee from an independent contractor
  • Understand how to determine when an employee is exempt or non-exempt, and why the distinction is important
  • Recognize what activities are considered “time worked”
  • Understand how regulations regarding overtime, minimum wage, and meal and rest breaks apply to your work environment

Event Details

Date: August 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost: Free
HRCI & SHRM credit available


Christine Thelen, Director of HR ServicesChristine Thelen

Christine Thelen is the Director of HR Services at Trüpp, a human resources company that provides HR consulting services, HR outsourcing, recruiting, and leadership development solutions for small to mid-sized organizations in the greater Portland-Vancouver metro area.

Christine has extensive experience assisting clients with the drafting and implementation of compliant HR policy, providing training and counsel, and a strong focus on employment law. Her portfolio includes managing and training employees and supervisors on policies and procedures, and providing practical legal advice and guidance on employment law for a variety of organizations. Christine’s background has contributed to a firm understanding of business operations and the ability to advise organizations on developing and implementing policy and process improvements.

Christine graduated from Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law with a Doctor of Law (JD). Her undergraduate work includes a BA in Government and Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Contact: christine.thelen@trupphr.com | 503.828.0255 x107