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Employment Law Issues Must Know For Accountants

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The topic is also scheduled as live webinar on the following dates

Nov 02, 2021 | 10:00 AM EDT Register
Dec 02, 2021 | 10:00 AM EDT Register


  • Legal structure
    2 mins
  • Harvard study on Discrimination
    8 mins
  • What is Equal Pay Act
    21 mins
    26 mins
  • Child Labor Laws
    37 mins
    58 mins
  • Jury Duty
    72 mins

Course Description

The greatest asset of an accounting firm is its people. Unfortunately, this also means that people can be one of its greatest legal risks. While compliance with employment laws can be daunting, even small efforts can mitigate risk. Any accountant with responsibility for managing people must understand and be aware of the legal responsibilities they have on behalf of their company. A good grounding in employment law provides both the knowledge and the confidence to handle situations with your staff where following a legal procedure is a requirement.

This webinar would cover: 

  • Review of wage and hour laws
  • Discrimination issues
  • American’s with Disabilities Act Issues (Including access to websites)
  • Family Medical Leave Act Issues
  • Privacy issues
  • Social media issues
  • Bring your own device issues
  • Hiring issues
  • Background check issues, and other legal issues accountants should be aware of. 

This course is designed for individuals who would like to review business law issues that are important for accountants. This course would be appropriate for CPAs, CMAs, CFFs, CIAs, CGMAs, MAFFs, CFEs, CFOs, CEOs, business owners, business managers, internal auditors, external auditors, corporate accountants, government accountants, operations personnel and risk management personnel.

NOTE: This class does not provide legal advice, please consult an attorney for specific legal issues.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify important Business Law Issues
  • To explore the discipline and grievance procedure and the process that you need to follow to ensure employment law is adhered to
  • To recognize the importance of an employment contract and terms and conditions, and how to get it right when recruiting new staff
  • To identify how to handle a dismissal by arming you with the legal facts you need to be aware of

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Accounts Director
  • Auditors
  • Business Owner
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Young CPA





Great class. The topics are very relevant and up to date.


Very practical and useful information!