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Understanding Employment and Payroll Laws Better 2021

Understanding Employment and Payroll Laws Better 2021

8 Credits


Subject Area

Business Law

Webinar Qualifies For

8 CPE credit of Business Law for all CPAs

8 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

8 PDC credit for SHRM Certified Professionals (Approval No. 21-AJXFE)

8 RCH credit for HRCI Certified Professionals (Approval No. 564631)

8 RCH credit for Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) (Approval No. 21CPE010)

8 RCH credit for Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) (Approval No. 21CPE010)

8 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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  • What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines
    5 mins
  • Employers Facing Wave of Lawsuits by Parents Fired During Pandemic
    28 mins
  • DOL Debuts Rule to Ease Employers' Use of Independent Contractors
    68 mins
  • Boss pleads guilty to worker-misclassification
    96 mins
  • Former Brewdog employees claim they were fired based on gender and sexual orientation
    129 mins
  • Useful Definitions
    154 mins
  • Definition of Hours Worked
    172 mins
  • But What if More than One Work Week Is Involved?
    203 mins
  • Electronic Statement
    229 mins
  • Use of Manuals
    279 mins
  • Full Day Increments
    324 mins
  • Discipline and Discharge
    373 mins

Course Description

Employment and payroll laws are an important part of business laws that need to be complied with. Employment and labor laws govern the rules for employees. The Department of Labor makes sure of Wage and Hour compliance. 

However, in the wake of COVID-19 special situations, certain businesses are taking undue advantage. The Biden Presidency and changes with EEOC, DOL, FLSA, and NLRB are also significant.  

Employee lawsuits – for unwarranted termination, workplace harassment, or other issues – can be time-consuming, costly, and disruptive to your business and can negatively impact your team’s morale.  In recent years, agency-initiated investigations have increased dramatically. Civil lawsuits for Wage and Hour violations are always a threat to business.  Penalties have been so severe that they have shaken the financial foundations of some of the world’s most successful companies. 

Avoiding employee lawsuits should be a prime objective of any business, and by taking prudent steps, initiating uniform hiring and management policies, and creating an employee evaluation system, it’s possible to help lower your risks of employee lawsuits. 

This webinar takes real-world examples and educates attendees as to how they can avoid being on the wrong side of the law. 

Key topics included: 

  • Law updates for compliance by various authorities such as DOL, EEOC, FLSA, and NLRB.
  • Updates on the Trump DOL’s new Independent Contractor test, and how that stands now with a Biden presidency.
  • The Federal and state wage and hour requirements to be followed in the payroll department – and its violations. 
  • State regulations as they pertain to worker classification
  • Calculating overtime, travel time, minimum wage, posting requirements, meal and rest periods, how often an employee must be paid, and by what method and paying terminated employees.
  • Employee Discrimination and how to apply EEOC update needs to be incorporated and followed by businesses.
  • Owners understand the dangers of classifying a worker as an independent contractor when they really are an employee
  • Analyze each type of worker’s job duties to determine whether the DOL, IRS, etc.
  • Scenarios that can trigger an independent contractor audit and the penalties that can be assessed if the worker is determined to be misclassified
  • Discuss the requirements for designating an employee exempt under the FLSA
  • Examine the requirements for paying an exempt employee including the salary basis rules 
  • Review the various possible requirements on the state level for exempt employees

This webinar is presented by David Miklas, Vicki Lambert and Dr. Robert Minnitti.

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Learning Objectives

  • To explore the FSLA regulations for classifying workers and identify the must to properly pay an exempt employee on a salary basis.
  • To explore each category of exempt employee and the job duties requirements that must be met.
  • To identify real-world insight about what the Labor Department looks at when they investigate a Florida employer who has independent contractors.
  • To identify using emotional intelligence to advance the success of employees, minimize the need for discipline, and handling discipline issues so that the organization can defend against challenges from the EEOC or an employee’s lawyer
  • To explore the EEOC’s perspective on investigating claims of discrimination.
  • To recognize how HR should handle employee requests and complaints to avoid charges of discrimination & lawsuits.
  • To define the wage and hour terms; compute overtime correctly under FLSA, and examine the requirements under state laws
  • To contrast the difference between federal and state laws and identify when which law takes priority
  • To identify the biggest risks employers are taking in 2021 that will get them sued.
  • The biggest mistakes businesses are making when they fire employees in a post COVID world.
  • Tips to reduce chances of EEOC charges of Discrimination and employment law litigation.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Business Owner
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA