Employment Law Update for Tax Practitioners

Jeremy M. Brenner, Esq., Louis Federici, Esq., Donna K. McElroy, Esq., Michael J. Tucker, JD, CPA (moderator)
  • 3
  • Basic
  • Taxes

Individual course: $99
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Every general practitioner confronts a variety of workplace-related situations that are potentially subject to complex federal regulations. These situations could evolve into employee complaints to regulatory agencies or employee lawsuits which could potentially consume the time and financial resources of an employer. This program focuses on workplace regulation issues commonly encountered by small and medium-sized business owners. The program provides critical information so business owners and their financial advisors can be constantly alert to circumstances that might precipitate employee lawsuits and complaints to regulatory agencies. 

Major Topics:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Current status of overtime regulations
  • Do’s and don’ts of hiring and firing
  • Grounds for legitimately discharging an employee
  • Workplace privacy and email issues
  • Ins and outs of COBRA
  • What constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace
  • When discriminating due to age is prohibited

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the status of the final  Fair Labor Standard Act regulations relating to overtime pay for white collar employees
  • conduct employment interviews without potentially being charged with unlawful discrimination
  • Recognize when and how to fire an employee without running afoul of applicable workplace regulations

Practitioners who may have personal concerns or clients that are impacted by various commonly-encountered workplace situations that are subject to federal regulation

A basic understanding of the tax rules relating to the federal income tax




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