Current Issues in Payroll Management

NYC Seminar and Conference Center71 West 23rd Street, Suite 515
New York, NY 10010
(646) 336-4455

Epstein Becker Green attorneys form the faculty of this full-day Lorman Education Services seminar, "Current Issues in Payroll Management."

Agenda

8:15 am — 8:45 am Registration
8:45 am — 9:35 am 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
9:35 am — 10:35 am 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
10:35 am — 10:45 am Other Payments to Employees
— Susan Gross Sholinsky
  • Company Car
  • Cell Phones and Other Property
  • Meals/Lodging
  • Moving Expenses
  • Educational Expenses (Tuition Reimbursement)
10:45 am — 10:55 am Break
10:55 am — 11:15 am 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
11:15 am — 12:00 pm Employee vs. Contractor - Avoiding Misclassification
— Jeffrey M. Landes and Susan Gross Sholinsky
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 pm — 2:10 pm 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
2:10 pm — 3:30 pm 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
3:30 pm — 3:40 pm Break
3:40 pm — 3:55 pm 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
3:55 pm — 4:45 pm Best Practices to Manage Department of Labor Wage and Hour Investigations
— Douglas Weiner

 

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