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Whether you've been managing employees for many years or you're getting ready to manage a team, you need to understand the pay practices relevant and required for the type of employees you oversee. The two basic pay employee status types under federal and state laws are exempt and non-exempt. Beyond knowing that one type is paid a salary and the other is paid an hourly rate, what more is there to know? By the end of this course, you'll familiarize yourself with a several differing factors under the broader subject commonly referred to as "Wage and Hour."
We'll also touch upon the more common exemptions that apply to executive, administrative, and professional employees. In this modern “gig” economy, we'll also explore the differences between an employee and independent contractor. Understanding how each one operates relative to expectations and requirements dictated by you as the employer will prepare you for classifying workers correctly and managing their work appropriately. This course is designed to be practical, so we'll take a look at common mistakes that employers make in attempting to comply with wage and hour requirements. Furthermore, we'll review best practices to help you stay in compliance.
Pay practices may seem simple, especially if you're not doing it properly for your exempt and non-exempt employees. Business owners and anyone who manages employees need to be aware of the federal and state federal and state wage and hour requirements. From misclassifying employees' status to improperly paying employees, to incurring penalties and fines, to making recordkeeping mistakes – the playing field if fraught with risks for non-compliance. This course is designed to give you a practical overview of the requirements along with strategies for implementing policies and procedures for wage and hour compliance.
Melveen Stevenson is the CEO and founder of M.S.Elemental, LLC, a human resources and business advisory firm based in Los Angeles, California. As a certified HR professional with a background in accounting and finance, she helps companies to navigate the human resources “jungle” of compliance, human capital, and leadership challenges. By using an encompassing business approach, she helps to strengthen the infrastructure of organizations from the inside out, specifically through leadership development, operations, training, employee engagement, and career coaching.
Over the last 17 years, Melveen has held leadership positions in human resources operations, supply chain, and talent management at international companies in food manufacturing, medical products, and consumer products. She has also worked internationally.
Melveen began her career in accounting and international banking. With an inspired desire to support and drive organizational success through human capital, she redirected her career and obtained her MBA at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.
Melveen is certified by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) and the Human Resources Certification Institute (SPHR). In addition, she is certified in Extended DiSC® and is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.