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Everything you need to know about Payroll in California

  • Accountant
  • CFE
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • HRCI
  • SHRM
  • CWS

Published: July, 2022

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Course Description


  • Independent contractor vs. Employee
    8 mins
  • Misclassifying workers
    38 mins
  • Developing your policies and procedures
    52 mins
  • Ten most common handbook mistakes
    87 mins
  • Remote business expenses
    128 mins
  • Dynamex Operations West Inc. V. Superior Court
    158 mins
  • Misclassifying workers
    181 mins

Course Description

Easier payroll and payroll-related legal formalities had been the story of a distant past. Even after working very hard to ensure the process is a simple one, people understand it thoroughly and it supports the system, the legislative body ends up making it just more complex for the public. To ensure that such a system is understood and yields the most, the professionals need to be on guard and help the relevant support group. This online CPE webinar on Business law explores some of the complexities of payroll and payroll-related laws, rules, and regulations in California to make your life easy. 

It is important that employees and independent contractors are identified separately and treated correctly as per the business law.  This online CPE webinar will cover the ABCs of AB5, Dynamex, the exemptions associated with AB5, and recent laws regarding independent contractors. After ensuring correct classification your business must be prepared a handbook for the employees. This course includes how you can provide invaluable support to your employees through the handbook. It will cover expectations, objectives, practical guidance, and common mistakes & pitfalls. Most of the employees understand that salaried citizens are tax-exempt. However, this is not the case. This course will discuss the details of which employees are considered exempt and which are not. The classification of employees into these two and the impact that you may have faced in California state is included. 

The remote employees also have certain legal requirements to follow. This CPE course on Business Law covers the latest laws. It will cover the majority of the legal issues concerning California state policy such as jurisdictional issues, timekeeping practices, employee classification, etc. 

The Department of Labor (DOL) has come up with new rules regarding employee classification. Certain key changes may affect many. This course will cover the nuts and bolts of the ABC test under AB5 as well as analyze the new DOL rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It will also cover how you can mitigate the risk for compliance

This online CPE webinar on Business Law covers the following Key Topics: 

  • Overview of AB5, AB2257, and exceptions to ABC test
  • Misclassification exposure
  • Employee handbook- objectives, key aspects, common mistakes, and legal pitfalls
  • Telecommuting, jurisdictional issues, timekeeping practices, termination challenges, etc. for remote employees
  • New DOL rules and assessment of compliance with AB5 with strategies to meet the risk
  • Employee classification, specific exemptions, and recent legal updates. 
  • Top 5 mistakes employers make in employee classification

With a decade of experience, the speaker, Cynthia Flynn provides a comprehensive view of the subject. 

Learning Objectives

  • To explore AB5, its application criteria, and the difference in the application for employees and independent contractors.
  • To determine how to preserve the at-will relationship provided by California law.
  • To discuss ways to communicate expectations and policies to your employees.
  • To determine how to properly classify employees, and best timekeeping practices, including meal and rest period compliance, for your workforce in California State.
  • To analyze the impact of the recent Department of Labor rule for classifying independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • To explore the requirements that must be met to properly pay an exempt employee on a salary basis as per California state law.

Recommended For

  • This online CPE webinar course on Business Law is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, Human Resource Professionals, CEO, CFO, Business Owners, and Managers, Benefits and Payroll Professionals, Managers, Controllers, Accountants, Attorneys, and other professionals who desire to understand and implement the DOL rules as per California law.
  • This CPE course is recommended for managers, directors, and project leaders of remote teams, regional and area managers, HR managers and managers, and supervisors of virtual teams with the responsibility of managing a team(s) working in remote structures and locations nationally or internationally.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Bookkeeper
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • CFO/Controller
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Cloud Accountants
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 5 General Credit of Business Law for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals
  • 5 CPE Credit of Business Law for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 5 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 5 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 5 PDC Credit of Legal update for SHRM Professionals (Approval No. 22-J7G34)
  • 5 CPE Credit of Business Law for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 5 CPE Credit of Business Process Improvement for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 5 RCH Credit of California for Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) (Approval No. 599318)

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About Presenter

Cynthia Flynn

Managing Partner, Hackler Flynn & Associates

Cynthia Hackler Flynn is the founder and managing partner of Hackler Flynn & Associates, a Southern California based employment defense law firm. Since starting her practice, she has grown the firm to a team of 9, with each attorney having over a decade of experience. The law firm’s focus is employment law where their mission is to protect and defend entrepreneurs and business owners. Cynthia has been voted as a Super Lawyer every year since 2017 and for the last 3 years, has been named as a Pasadena Top Attorney. 

About Company

Hackler Flynn & Associates

We play a significant role in protecting and defending the backbone of our society - business owners.

Cynthia Hackler Flynn, Esq. is the founder and managing partner of Hackler Flynn & Associates, a boutique law firm in Greater Los Angeles that focuses on employment law, business litigation and corporate work. Our core focus is to help commercial businesses defend and protect against employment lawsuits.

What makes us unique:

As a woman-owned law firm, we are a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). We work around our clients’ busy schedules and make it as convenient as possible for you to meet with us, either through virtual meetings, conference calls or in-person meetings. Our attorneys offer clear guidance that fully prepares you for all possible outcomes, while also addressing your expectations. In addition to addressing the issues at hand, we also provide a global or long-term perspective that helps you prepare for any changes your businesses might encounter.

In addition to providing expertise in these areas of law, we pride ourselves at being a resource for many of clients’ professional service needs (i.e. CPAs, wealth advisors, bankers, attorneys in other fields, insurance, etc.) through our professional memberships.

Our goal at Hackler Flynn & Associates is to help you thrive in business with the confidence of knowing that we are looking out for you. Our seven attorneys are always ready to take your calls, as we believe personal attention to our clients’ needs is one of the things that truly set us up apart from other law firms serving Southern California.


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