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Don't Mess With the U.S. DOL: Payroll Compliance Strategies for 2020

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

Learn what it takes to keep your payroll practices compliant and avoid legal pitfalls.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. Employers must be on top of expanding state and local laws regarding salary thresholds for exempt employees, wage deductions, paid sick time, direct deposit, and payroll cards in order to structure policies and procedures properly. This topic will help those 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 material 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.


Ann Knuckles Mahoney, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.


Payroll and Notice Peculiarities

• Computing Hours Worked: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Making Them

• U.S. Department of Labor Update: Overtime Rule, Regular Rate of Pay, and Joint Employer Status

• Exempt vs. Nonexempt Employees and State Salary Thresholds for Exempt Employees

• Remote Work and Best Practices for Avoiding Off the Clock Work

• Compensation for On Call Employees

• State Payroll Deductions

• Direct Deposit Laws and the Use of Payroll Cards

• Withholding Pay at Separation

• Other Important Notice and Posting Requirements

Creating and Maintaining a Lawful Internship Program

• The Intern Exception: Guidance on Which Workers Qualify as Unpaid Interns Under the FLSA

• U.S. DOL Adoption of the Primary Beneficiary Test

• Practical Considerations 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 Time Away From Work

• 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