Education & Certification


Payroll Law Series

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Start Time:
12:00 PM EDT
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Delivery Method :
Virtual Classroom
Price :
$799.00 USD
RCHs :
6.0 Units
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Product Code: 23LAW01V

Event Details

The Payroll Law Series, sponsored by FisherBroyles, LLP, is a group of four 90-minute Virtual classroom sessions to enhance your payroll knowledge and professional skills.

Purchase price also includes the On Demand session, when available.

Please note: Sessions are offered as a series and are not available for individual purchase. On Demand sessions are only available to purchasers of the live series.

2023 Session Topics

Top 10 Signs That Payroll Should Contact Their Legal Department (Or Call a Lawyer)
Session 1: April 21

To payroll professionals, it feels like there are a million payroll-related requirements to comply with, including federal and state tax, unemployment insurance, and wage-hour laws and regulations. When some things go wrong, you might be able to correct them with a phone call or an amended form. However, when other things go wrong, there's only one solution: Call a lawyer.

In this seminar, attendees will learn:

  • The top 10 mistakes that can happen in payroll when you should escalate the issue and call a lawyer
  • How to identify one of the mistakes when you should call a lawyer
  • How to make sure you find and choose a lawyer to help you resolve the situation
Speaker: Daniel Messeloff, Esq.

Independent Contractor vs. Employee: The Risks of Getting It Wrong
Session 2: April 28

In our gig economy, and with so many people working remotely, independent contractors have become more popular than ever. Still, the line between who is an independent contractor and who is an employee for payroll purposes can be unclear. Unfortunately, crossing the line and misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor can have very serious legal consequences.

In the seminar, attendees will learn:
  • The legal differences between independent contractors and employees
  • How to proactively make sure that the workers you hire are appropriately classified as one or the other
  • What to do if you misclassified an individual as one or the other
Speaker: Daniel Messeloff, Esq.

Calculating Employees' Overtime Compensation Beyond Time-and-a-Half
Session 3: May 5

Everyone knows that overtime is calculated at one and a half times the employee's regular rate of pay. However, the types of bonuses, shift differentials, commissions, and everything else that must also be included - and what can be excluded - from the "regular rate of pay" can be dizzying and confusing. Furthermore, in this economy, when companies are trying everything they can to incentivize individuals to join and/or stay with their company, additional payments and gifts make this situation only that much more complicated. And, getting it wrong can cost your company millions of dollars. Yes, millions.

In the seminar, attendees will learn:
  • What extra payments should be included in an employee's "regular rate of pay," and which don't need to be
  • How to calculate overtime compensation properly, no matter what incentives are added
  • How to make sure that all incentives within your company are included in the overtime calculation
Speaker: Daniel Messeloff, Esq.

Payroll Law Issues That Keep You Up at Night
Session 4: May 12

There are payroll problems, and then there are payroll problems. It is part of any payroll professional's job description to put out fires every day, but there will also always be big, looming problems that make you lose sleep at night. This session will focus on the big problems, and what you can do about them so that you don't worry about them (or at least worry less…).

In this seminar, attendees will learn:
  • The most costly legal issues that payroll professionals may face
  • How to make sure you aren't experiencing one of those issues
  • What to do if you are experiencing a major issue or problem
Speaker: Daniel Messeloff, Esq.


Fridays 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Credit Information

Each session provides 1.5 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs), 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 1.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Earn up to 6.0 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs), 0.60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 6.0 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits when attending the entire series. No advanced preparation or prerequisites required, Program Level: Overview; Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based; Field of Study: Business Law