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Current Issues in Payroll Management

Are you tangled in a web of confusing payroll and leave laws? In today's competitive environment, the ability to effectively, economically and lawfully manage your company's payroll and time off is paramount. You must stay current on the latest rules and regulations to keep labor costs down and consistent with legal requirements. Penalties on even small errors can be extremely costly for your business. Purchase these reference materials and get the essential guidance and insight you need to navigate the minefield of federal and state laws governing proper compensation of employees. Benefits for You •Determine which employees are exempt from federal and New York wage and hour laws •Use effective recordkeeping to protect your company and your employees •Discover essential skills for dealing with payroll issues and health care reform •Calculate overtime properly - every time Learning Objectives •You will be able to discuss payroll and notice peculiarities under NYS laws. •You will be able to identify payroll concerns regarding leaves of absence. •You will be able to review updates on immigration payment issues. •You will be able to discuss employee vs. independent contractors.
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Agenda

Payroll and Notice Peculiarities Under New York Law
— Susan Gross Sholinsky
  • Computing Hours Worked
  • Remote Work – What Is Compensable?
  • Waiting to Be Engaged vs. Being Engaged to Wait
  • Deductions From Pay
    • Recent Changes in New York Law
    • Recommended Best Practices
  • Withholding Pay at Separation
  • Notices Required Under Section 195 of the New York State Labor Law
  • Other Notice and Posting Requirements
Payroll Concerns Pertaining to Leaves of Absence Under State Law, Federal Law and Company Policy
— Carrie Corcoran and Michael A. Kalish
  • FMLA
  • Non-FMLA Extended Medical and Personal Leaves of Absence
  • USERRA (Military Leave)
  • Religious Obligations
  • Jury Duty, Bereavement and Voting
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal Days vs. PTO
Other Payments to Employees
— Susan Gross Sholinsky
  • Company Car
  • Cell Phones and Other Property
  • Meals/Lodging
  • Moving Expenses
  • Educational Expenses (Tuition Reimbursement)
Updates on Immigration Payment Issues
— Pierre Georges Bonnefil
  • Importance of Prevailing Wage Determinations for H-1B and PERM Applications
  • Importance of Consistency of Wages Throughout NIV and IV Processes
  • Requirements Regarding the Payment of Legal Fees by Employer/Employee
  • Recent Developments Relating to the Sponsoring of Foreign Nationals for NIV's and/or IV's
Employee vs. Contractor - Avoiding Misclassification
— Jeffrey M. Landes and Susan Gross Sholinsky
Payroll Issues and Health Care Reform
— Gretchen Harders
  • Reporting Employer Provided Health Care
  • Medicare Tax Increase
  • FSA Deferrals
  • Small Employer Cafeteria Plans
  • Employment Tax Consequences
  • Penalties for Noncompliance
Calculating Employee Pay
— Jeffrey M. Landes
  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime
  • Alternative Arrangements (Including Fluctuating Workweek)
  • Exempt and Nonexempt Employees
    • Discussion of Various Exemptions
    • Differences Between Federal and State Law
    • Recent Developments in Exemption Law
  • Recent Developments in Bonus Law in New York
  • Recent Developments in Commission Law in New York
2013 Tax Developments Impacting Payroll
— Gretchen Harders
  • Severance Payments and FICA (Quality Stores, Inc., et. al.)
  • Hurricane Sandy Delayed Filing Deadlines for Affected Taxpayers
  • Tax Relief for Donations Post - Hurricane Sandy
  • New York State Withholding Threshold for Workers Expected to Work 14 Days or Fewer
Best Practices to Manage Department of Labor Wage and Hour Investigations
— Douglas Weiner
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Jeffrey M. Landes

Jeffrey M. Landes – Moderator

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Member of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm's New York office
  • Counsels 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 as well as counsels multi-national companies in unique labor and employment law issues
  • Conducts wage/hour and human resource audits; 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
  • 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
  • J.D. degree, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law; B.A. degree, Vassar College
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Pierre Georges Bonnefil

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Member of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Practices exclusively in labor and employment law
  • Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers (2007, 2011 and 2012)
  • Lectured at St. John’s University School of Law
  • J.D. degree, St. John’s University School of Law; B.S. degree, Fairfield University
  • Can be contacted at 212-351-4687 or [email protected]
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Carrie Corcoran

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Attorney with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Practices labor and employment law, including defending employers in discrimination and wage and hour cases, drafting employment policies, performing internal wage and hour audits, and providing advice and counsel regarding workplace issues
  • Former contributor to the Employer Defense Law Blog and editor of the New York Employment Law Letter
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School; A.B. degree, Colgate University
  • Can be contacted at 212-351-4742 or [email protected]
Gretchen Harders

Gretchen Harders

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Member of the firm in the employee benefits and executive compensation practice, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Advises both corporate and individual clients on executive compensation issues, including the design of executive employment and severance agreements, incentive compensation agreements, and Section 409A compliance, with a concentration in cross-border executive compensation and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© (2014 to 2019) in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2013, 2014, 2018), in the category of employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans design; and named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list (2013-2018) in the area of employee benefits
  • Frequently writes and speaks on various employee benefits and executive compensation issues and developments
  • J.D. degree, University of Minnesota Law School; B.A. degree, University of Chicago
  • Can be contacted at 212-351-3784 or [email protected]
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Michael A. Kalish

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Member of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Practice areas include labor and employment law, and litigation
  • Speaks frequently at conferences and before business groups on current employment topics
  • Adjunct faculty for Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • J.D. degree, Duke University; B.A. degree, Binghamton University, State University of New York
  • Can be contacted at 212-351-3738 or [email protected]
Susan Gross Sholinsky

Susan Gross Sholinsky

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Member in Epstein Becker Green’s New York office
  • Vice chair of Epstein Becker Green’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Practice, and of its Diversity & Professional Development Committee
  • Counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims
  • Conducts workplace training seminars for employees, managers, and human resources personnel, including compliant harassment avoidance and respect in the workplace training
  • 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 federal, state, and local 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)
  • J.D. degree, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; B.S. degree, Cornell University, College of Industrial and Labor Relations
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Douglas Weiner, Esq

Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP

  • Senior counsel with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • More than 30 years of wage and hour litigation experience
  • Defends class actions and FLSA collective actions
  • Defends Department of Labor investigations involving 1099 workers, overtime, tips, prevailing wage requirements, and other wage and hour issues
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 381619
Published 2013
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