Hiring to Firing & Everything In Between: Legal & Payroll Tax [HFE4]

Sep 18, 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 4:00pm


Industry / Business Law / Tax

Credit Hours:



Member: $150.00
Non-member: $225.00

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Discussion Leader:

Susan Smith, CPA    more info

Susan Smith manages her own firm specializing in tax planning for individuals and business owners and is also a frequent speaker at tax conferences. Smith was a Senior Manager in the tax departments of Price Waterhouse and Peat Marwick (the predecessor of KPMG). While at Price Waterhouse, she also held the national specialist designation for the real estate and partnership tax practices. During her time at Peat Marwick, Smith led the real estate and tax practices locally. She was an associate adjunct professor at Widener University in the master's taxation program. Her ratings have consistently exceeded 4.7 on a scale of 5.0. Smith is a two-time recipient of the James L. McCoy Discussion Leader of the Year Award for excellence in teaching. Smith earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an accounting concentration, from the University of Toledo.

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Website registration for this course closes on September 11, 2018. To register after this date please contact the society at akcpa@ak.net or 907-562-4334.

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From Hiring to Firing & Everything In Between: Legal & Payroll Tax Issues (HFE4)

September 18, 2018

Fireweed Conference Center
725 E. Fireweed Lane
Anchorage, AK

For registrations received less than 21 days from the course date will be charged a late fee of $50 for each 8 hour course and $25 for each 4 hour course and $12.50 for each 2 hour course.

The employer-employee relationship strains both sides in uncertain limes, and businesses need CPAs, controllers, and other advisors to provide understanding of the complex legal and payroll tax issues associated with all aspects of employment, especially now. This course provides in-depth coverage of this critical area. Updated and supplemented throughout the year for breaking developments.

Major Topics:
- Hiring and firing issues: what questions cannot be asked in an interview; how to document employee performance; establishing an annual review system; when an employer may and may not fire an employee; and much more
- Employment contracts: an analysis of the legal and planning issues in structuring employment contracts; when noncompetition agreements will and will not work
- Employment issues in the economy: telecommuters and other special situations
- Legal liability issues: recognition of age discrimination, sex discrimination, FLSA issues, minimum wage, overtime, sexual harassment, and more
- Statutory employees, independent contractors. and possible changes to 530 relief

Learning Objectives:
- Identify the legal issues in hiring, evaluating, and firing employees
- Discuss federal laws that curtail an employer in taking actions involving employees and applicants

Designed For: CPAs who need an in-depth understanding of employment issues

CPE Credits: 4, Industry / Business Law / Tax

Level of Knowledge: Basic

Prerequisite: None

Acronym: HFE4

Discussion Leader: Susan Smith, CPA