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Employees & Independent Contractors New Audit Updates_2019

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  • 90 minutes

The Department of Labor (DOL) has initiated a new regulation called the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): Overtime Rule which is effective in 2020. Ensuring the compliance of Employee vs. Independent Contractor, now more than ever Employers need to ensure the classification and identification of how they handle employees and independent contractors. 

Although there are increased in enforcement efforts by the DOL and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Employers are still having challenges in getting this right. Companies need to buckle done and take the necessary steps in complying with this regulation before they are audited or before disgruntled employees turn them in. 

Join this session by expert speaker Margie Faulk, where she will explain how the DOL regulations for the overtime rule impacts employers now more than ever and also discuss how the DOL misclassification regulations can impact Employers and employees.

 Session Highlights: 

  • Develop an internal audit checklist to ensure you are always reviewing changes in classification

  • Be proactive instead of reactive to classification changes made by Supervisors/Managers 

  • Learn the IRS 20 Factor Test for classifying employees 

  • Be informed on the consequences in misclassification of employees 

  • Learn the new enforcement initiatives led by DOL and other regulatory entities 

  • Why do Employers choose to misclassify employees?

  •  What types of classification are there and learn how to avoid the risks 

  • DOL resources for employees to blow the whistle on their Employers 

  • What are the penalties of violating the DOL regulations? 

  • What are Exempt and Non-Exempt employees? 

  • How can payroll providers help with the classification?

  •  What does a salaried and hourly employee have to do with classification?

  •  Case scenarios of situations and occurrences in misclassification lawsuits 

  • How can Employers reduce their risk when classifying employees? 

  • Does a 1099 IRS process guarantee independent contractor status? 

  • Employer tools, tips and resources to ensure compliance with DOL enforcement regulations

 Why You Should Attend: 

Employers and business owners continue to grapple with classification of employees and independent contractors (sub-contractors, consultants). This issue has impacted companies for several years. The Department of Labor (DOL) has increased efforts in tracking and holding Employers accountable. Fines and penalties have increased and in 2019 and will continue to increase according to inflation, some penalties have doubled. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • HR professionals

  • Business owners 

  • Employers

  • Leadership 

  • Compliance professionals 

  • Office managers and/or professionals responsible for

  • Individuals involved with Vendor Management 

  • Managers/Supervisors 

  • Payroll professionals 


*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

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Margie Faulk

Margie Faulk

Margie Faulk, a senior level human resources professional with over 14 years of HR management and compliance experience. A current Compliance Officer for HR Compliance Solutions, Margie has worked as an HR and Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public and Non-profit sectors. This includes Federal Contracting in the defense, military, anti-Terrorism and Apache Helicopter Training Simulations with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Sentencing Guidelines (FSG) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP). Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.

Margie’s focus has expanded to Global Workplace Compliance in International, multi-state, multi-National, state and local workplace compliance which includes workplace compliance in other countries like the UK, Canada, France, Brazil, China, Africa, Mexico and India, just to name a few. Margie has created and presented seminars/webinars for many compliance institutes. These national training providers, offer compliance training to HR professionals, business owners and companies interested in having their company compliant with workplace and industry regulations. 

Margie holds professional human resources certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from Society for Human Resources Management. Margie is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).

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