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Dr. Elizabeth Becker, Senior Vice President, National Economic Research Associates, Inc. to Speak at Knowledge Congress Event

New York, NY, October 12, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Dr. Elizabeth Becker, Senior Vice President, National Economic Research Associates, Inc., will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Understanding FLSA’s Compensable Time Requirements for Non – Exempt Employees Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for November 29, 2012 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

About Dr. Elizabeth Becker

Dr. Becker has applied her expertise in economics, statistics and the management of complex databases to a broad range of employment disputes for nearly 15 years. She has been retained in numerous discrimination and wage and hour class actions to address issues of class certification, liability, and damages. She has testified in state, federal and bankruptcy court and before arbitration panels, working for both defendants and plaintiffs. Dr. Becker also assists clients with self reviews of employment practices, implementation of remedial action, and negotiation of settlements.

In addition to her employment-related consulting, Dr. Becker has evaluated claims of discrimination in lending, education, and law enforcement. She has assessed economic losses from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary responsibility, unjust enrichment, and fraud. She also has opined on statistical questions and data integrity issues in warranty claims disputes and consumer class actions.

Dr. Becker joined NERA from Huron Consulting Group, where she was a Managing Director. Previously, she was Managing Principal at Analysis Group, Inc. and Director of the Employment Economics practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Dr. Becker also held an appointment as Assistant Professor of Economics at Clemson University.

Dr. Becker's research on labor economics and statistics has been presented at regional, national and international professional conferences, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Becker holds a PhD in applied economics and an MA in economics from Clemson University, and a BA in economics and political science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

About National Economic Research Associates, Inc (NERA)

NERA Economic Consulting is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

NERA's clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world's largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 20 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

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Event Synopsis:

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) has provides guidelines and definitions regarding what is considered compensable time. Unfortunately, employers often fail to understand the guidelines, which eventually could lead to costly fines and litigation.

To address the issues on what to consider as "work hours" and how to properly compensate your non - exempt employees, the Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators to help understand and implement FLSA's compensable time requirements. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour live Webcast covering the following significant issues:

• Compliance with FLSA's compensable time requirements
• Calculating the amount of money a non-exempt employee should receive for all hours worked
• Practical Solutions on some of the common pitfalls for employers
• Training your staff and establishing clear policies about non-exempt employees working hours
• Legal Issues involved in case errors in compliance are identified
• Recent DOL changes concerning salaried exempt employees
• And a lot more!

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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