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Employment and Payroll: The Laws, Rules, And Regulations For Proper Handling

Employment and Payroll law CPE Course

8.5 Credits


Subject Area

Business Law

Webinar Qualifies For

8.5 CPE credit of Business Law for all CPAs

8 CE credit of Federal Tax for Enrolled Agents ( IRS Approved : GEHNZ ) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00737-21-S)

8 CE credit of Federal Tax Subjects for California Tax Professionals (CTEC Approved - 6273) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0688)

8 CE credit of Annual Filing Season program (AFSP)( IRS Approved : GEHNZ )

8.5 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

8.5 PDC credit for SHRM Certified Professionals (Approval No. 21-HWJ5P)

8.5 RCH credit for HRCI Certified Professionals (Approval No. 573504)

8.5 RCH credit for Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) (Approval No. 21CPE013)

8.5 RCH credit for Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) (Approval No. 21CPE013)

8 CPE credit of Maryland Tax Related Subjects for Maryland Tax Preparers (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00737-21-S)

8.5 CPE credit for Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs)

8 CE credit of Federal Tax Related Matters for Oregon Tax Preparers (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00737-21-S)

8.5 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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  • What are examples of the types of practice and policies that involve systemic discrimination?
    23 mins
  • DFEH position on vaccinations
    83 mins
  • Third party & Off-site workforce
    99 mins
  • Employee benefit offerings
    147 mins
  • Independent contractor v. employee
    179 mins
  • Misclassifying workers
    263 mins
  • Consumer credit protection act
    297 mins
  • Record retention and IWO
    370 mins
  • Developing your policies and procedures
    394 mins

Course Description

In the continuously shifting pandemic scenario, the changing employment and payroll law have continuously posed challenges for businesses. Certain subjects such as vaccination, and incentives provided by the government continue to remain in the picture due to various changes. The employers continuously remain concerned about which are the key topics that an organization needs to follow that ensure various business law compliance, minimize chances of inquiries, charges, and cases. 

Payroll tax laws are complex, and the penalties for not complying are steep. Failure to properly withhold can result in costly fines for employers. This online CPE webinar provides the best ways to protect yourself—and your clients—from penalties, and get expert advice on proper filing and payroll procedures that encompass the requirements of shifting requirements. 

This Online CPE webinar includes the following Key topics:

  • What key things do you need to focus on to minimize the chances of an EEOC investigation and being sued under employment laws. 
  • An issue like bringing employees back to work safely and removing workers who are sick. 
  • Status of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), paid leave, minimum wage, overtime, disability issues, LGBTQ rights, pay disparity, OSHA, discrimination in the workplace, and the legal and practical Implications of the COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • Review Federal Overtime Requirements for exempt vs. non-exempt employees, overtime concerns, and regular rate of pay: importance and calculation.
  • State overtime requirements
  • Introduction to PEOs, and advantages-limitations of PEO model
  • Key highlights of PEO services such as healthcare costs, HR administration, workers compensation, and tech platforms
  • Insights on how different PEO vendors compare, discuss costs, and provide tips on how to best shop for a PEO.
  • Which companies best fit the PEO model
  • Costs and tips to finalize the most suitable PEO for your client/organization
  • Overview of AB5 and AB 2257
  • Exceptions to the ABC test
  • Independent contractor agreement
  • Misclassification exposure
  • Why does the classification of independent contractor and employee matter
  • The key qualification for an independent contractor
  • Identification of the new rule
  • Garnishment and child support: major federal and state laws
  • Income Withholding Order (IWO) and steps to processing IWO in the payroll department
  • The best practices for reconciling and paying child support.
  • Objectives of building employee handbooks
  • Key contents of the employee handbook 
  • Practical guidelines, strategies, common mistakes, and pitfalls of the employee handbook

This Online CPE webinar will be of special value to the payroll staff, and practicing accountants, as it addresses key issues in employee compensation, withholding, deduction, and other regulatory requirements.

This webinar is presented by Cynthia Flynn, Thomas Farrell, David Miklas and Vicki Lambert

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss how to identify & spot danger issues that are likely to result in litigation and how COVID issues are changing traditional employment law issues and analysis.
  • To demonstrate with examples of how employers can avoid legal liability from real-world, ripped-from-the-headline examples.
  • To review the Federal and State Minimum wage up to date changes and how companies should handle minimum wage for states with higher rates than federal.
  • To discuss a current legislative activity, what it means to employers, and what employers need to do to be ready for the federal regulation changes.
  • To take a 360 degree understanding of Professional Employer Organization (PEO), how it differs from HR Outsourcing vendors, how to identify your right PEO vendor, which companies best fit the PEO model.
  • To explore ins and outs of California Assembly Bill 5 including applicability with statutory exemptions, assessment of potential liability and financial exposure for misclassifying workers under California law, compliance and how to mitigate the risk of failure of compliance, differences between an employee and independent contractor under the bill, and impact of Proposition 22 on businesses.
  • To discuss changes in the various labor laws under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FSLA) including deduction limits, deadlines, filing procedures, administrative fees, penalties/fines for violations under federal and state law covering garnishment, and child support
  • To explore the laws governing withholding and processing of child support under the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) and Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) its calculations, going paperless with electronic withholding orders and electronic fund transfer, and recognizing best practices concerning child support withholding and communicating with employees and the issuing parties.
  • To analyze strategies to ensure compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws, ways to communicate expectations and policies to your employees, how to preserve the at-will relationship provided by California law.
  • To evaluate strategies to respond and defend employee claims, develop and implement procedures that reduce confusion, and avoid lost employee time spent on Human Resources issues.
  • To discuss the top ten mistakes businesses, make when crafting an employee handbook.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Payroll Manager
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • HR Professionals
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA