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Don't Mess With The U.S. DOL: Payroll Compliance Strategies For 2016

Webinar: ID# 1020327
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About This Course:
Categorizing and compensating workers in accordance with applicable law (and in a manner that will satisfy the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor) has always been a tricky proposition.

Further, employers must be on top of expanding state and local laws regarding paid sick time, wage deductions, and direct deposit in order to structure policies and procedures properly.

This webinar will help anyone responsible for payroll obligations to understand the expanding regulations regarding compensation of employees, as well as best practices for implementing company policies in line with such regulations.

This course also explores different types of leaves of absence, and how they affect an employer's payroll obligations. The information will put employers in a better position to ensure their compensation and leave policies meet current legal requirements, as well as best practices.


Payroll and Notice Peculiarities
  • Computing Hours Worked: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Making Them
  • State Payroll Deductions
  • Direct Deposit Laws and the Use of Payroll Cards
  • Withholding Pay at Separation
  • Other Important Notice and Posting Requirements
  • The Department of Labor's Proposed Overtime Regulations
Creating and Maintaining a Lawful Internship Program
  • The "Intern" Exception: Guidance on Which Workers Qualify as Unpaid Interns Under the FLSA
  • Important Case Law Regarding the Intern Exception
  • Different Rules for Nonprofit Organizations and Public Sector Entities
  • Practical Consideration for Implementing a Successful Internship Program
Fringe Benefits
  • Company Cars and Transit Benefits: How to Properly Account for Providing These Benefits
  • How to Determine If an Employer-Provided Cell Phone Meets the Requirements of a De Minimis Fringe Benefit
  • Guidelines for Employer Provided Moving Expenses
  • Best Practices for Tuition Reimbursement
Payroll and Leaves of Absences
  • Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act: How to Determine Proper Methods of Calculating Leave Entitlement and Employer Obligations
  • Military Leave: Employer Obligations Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
  • Traditional Leave vs. Paid Time off: Advantages and Disadvantages to Implementing a PTO Plan, Especially in Light of State and City Sick Time Requirement
About The Presenters

Jeffrey M. Landes
  • Member of the New York office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. in the Labor and Employment Practice
  • Experience includes counseling clients in a variety of industries including financial services, retail and communications; in all facets of employment law, including compliance with EEO laws and other statutes governing the workplace, independent contractor issues, executive terminations, restrictive covenants, drug testing, background checks, employee discipline and terminations, reorganizations, workplace investigations, leaves of absence, and development of handbooks and personnel policies and procedures
  • Prepares employment, consulting and separation agreements
  • Counsels multinational companies in unique labor and employment law issues
  • Conducts wage/hour and human resource audits
  • Conducts workplace training sessions for employees and managers and human resources personnel concerning performance management, harassment, diversity, EEO issues, and wage/hour issues, including pay practices and exempt/nonexempt classification issues
  • Represents employers in wage/hour audits before the U.S. Department of Labor and other federal and state administrative agencies
  • Past member of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York and currently a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section
  • Wrote numerous publications on employment law issues and frequently lectures on a range of workplace issues to business and employer groups and at several leading universities
  • An active volunteer for several charitable organizations, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Browning School
Susan Gross Sholinsky
  • Member of the New York office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. in the Labor and Employment practice and member of the firm’s Labor Steering Committee, Diversity and Professional Development Committee, Women’s Initiative Executive Committee, and co-heads its Retail Initiative
  • Serves on the adjunct faculty of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she teaches courses concerning human resources and the law; frequently speaks at events and webinars on employment law topics
  • Counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims; in 2013, New York Super Lawyers cited Ms. Sholinsky as a "Rising Star"
  • Advises employers in all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions
  • Develops and audits employers' policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable law and best practices
  • Counsels employers with respect to the avoidance of employment-related disputes, employee discipline, leaves of absence, accommodation requests, and termination of employment (including voluntary and involuntary reductions in force)
  • Prepares employment, consulting, separation and noncompete agreements
  • Conducts workplace training seminars for employees, managers, and human resources personnel in a variety of industries
  • Performs company-wide audits pertaining to various wage and hour issues, such as appropriate classification of employees as exempt or nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-hour laws
  • Counsels multinational companies on the unique labor and employment law issues they face
  • Promotes compliance with EEO laws and other statutes governing the workplace
  • Represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, and employment contract cases
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