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Using Payroll Audits To Detect Errors And Fraud

Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar

As a finance professional, safeguarding corporate assets is likely one of your top priorities. Unfortunately, considering our litigious society, overly competitive job market and ever-changing regulatory landscape, labor and payroll departments can be a hotbed of risk for fraud and litigation. Perpetrators may come in all forms, and schemes may arise from countless variables. These issues can suddenly over-extend today's executive, who already has been tasked with doing more with less.

You will learn about what payroll fraud is and how it is committed, detected and deterred. Coverage begins with an explanation of the fraud methodology and the recent penalties, fines and sanctions levied against companies. This will be followed by detailed examination of the most prevalent payroll fraud schemes and litigation risks facing employees, owners, managers and executives.

Heed the warning of the proverbial saying: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" (Franklin). When appropriately applied to your payroll and labor function, this practice could result in substantial savings.


Most Common Fraud Schemes and Risks

  • Ghost Employees
  • Preventing Ghost Employee Schemes
  • Detecting Ghost Employee Schemes
  • Inflated Commissions
  • Preventing Commission Schemes
  • Detecting Commission Schemes
  • Falsification of Hours and Salary
  • Preventing Falsification Schemes
  • Detecting Falsification Schemes
Labor Litigation and Compliance Risks Related to Payroll
  • Standards Overview and Applicability
  • Relevant Fair Labor Standards Act Definitions and Provisions
  • Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay
  • Exemptions
  • Complexities of Calculating Hours Worked
  • Common Mistakes and Pitfalls in Assessments
  • Recordkeeping
  • FLSA Recordkeeping Requirements
Collective Mistakes to AvoidFACULTY

Meyling Ly
  • Attorney in Littler Mendelson’s Dallas office
  • Represents employers regarding a broad range of employment matters at the administrative, trial and appellate levels
  • Her substantive practice areas include wage and hour compliance, discrimination and harassment training and defense, drafting employee handbooks and policies and procedures, and workplace safety and health (OSHA)
  • Has presented several presentations relating to her areas of expertise
  • Named, Best Lawyers in Dallas, Labor and Employment Law - D Magazine, 2014
  • Named, Rising Star in Employment and Labor Law - Texas, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Named, Hot List - Lawyers of Color Inc., 2014
  • President, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law; B.A. degree, cum laude, Texas A&M University
Jeffrey G. Matthews, CPA, CFE
  • A vice president in Charles River Associates' Dallas office
  • Has significant experience in financial investigations, forensic accounting and litigation support
  • Spent many years practicing for Big Four accounting firms, state, local and federal governmental bodies
  • Investigated and provided oversight for investigations of federal and state criminal violations, including many types of fraud
  • Has calculated damages resulting from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, diminution of value and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Has been quoted in the Dallas Observer, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, the Collin County Business Journal, the Texas Lawyer, Smart Business Magazine and Private Equity International
  • Four-time national All-Star speaker, voted on by members of the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Also the 2013 Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year, the prestigious award given annually to one of more than 65,000 members of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Former president of the Dallas Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Developed and is currently teaching University of Texas at Arlington’s inaugural Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigations Class for the MBA program
  • B.B.A. degree in accounting, University of Louisiana at Monroe

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About The Provider: Lorman Education Services has provided educational seminars and online training for professionals since 1987.

Since then, we've kept thousands of professionals in the United States and internationally current on the most pressing topics in a rapidly changing marketplace of ideas. Like you, we understand the need for concise, accurate information.

That understanding underlies each Lorman course, presenting the latest information on the laws and regulations critical to your organization's successful daily operations.

Moreover, each course receives our painstaking attention to be certain both the faculty and participants receive the individual attention necessary to achieve maximum benefit from the materials.
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