Brewing Wage and Hour Violations

Paying employees a salary or an hourly rate without overtime is risky under federal law without careful analysis of the wage and hour exemption requirements. Most breweries don’t give much thought to employee classifications, but may have employees who are commonly misclassified, such as assistant managers and brewers.

Misclassification lawsuits and administrative claims are some of the most common and expensive claims breweries face. In this Power Hour, labor attorney Megan Winter reviews the brewery positions that are commonly misclassified and provides practical solutions to ensure your pay practices meet federal Department of Labor requirements.

Speakers: Megan Winter, Attorney, Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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