Wage & Hour Compliance Issues: Employee Time Tracking and Payment Best Practices

Addressing current private club wage and hour compliance challenges, this session will cover:

  • Avoidance of “off-the-clock” work by non-exempt employees
  • Best practices for proper time tracking and record keeping of non-exempt employees
  • How to properly pay non-exempt employees in a manner aligned with your business objectives

Jeffrey H. Ruzal

Attorney, Epstein Becker Green

Jeffrey H. Ruzal is a member of Epstein Becker Green’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office. He is a member of the firm’s wage and hour group and leads the firm’s hospitality service team. Ruzal represents clients in such diverse industries as hospitality, financial services, retail, health care and technology. 

Ruzal has written numerous articles on wage and hour issues that have been included in, among other publications, Law360, Hospitality Law Magazine and Luxury Hoteliers Magazine. He has also been interviewed and quoted by NPR News, Law360, SHRM.org, Club Industry, and Private Duty Insider with respect to many national and local wage and hour issues. Ruzal frequently speaks at conferences and webinars on a variety of important wage and hour topics. 

Ruzal is a co-editor of Epstein Becker Green’s Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog and its award-winning Wage & Hour Defense Blog, and is also an editorial advisory board member of Hospitality Law magazine. He is a contributing author to Lexis Practice Advisor on wage and hour topics. In addition, Ruzal represents Epstein Becker Green on The Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations advisory board. 

Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Ruzal served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Solicitor, in New York, N.Y., where he was responsible for civil enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the DOL’s implementation of regulations from wage and hour investigations through trials.

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