Tech Valley Labor & Employment Law Academy: Wage & Hour / Employing Foreign Workers (4/22/09)

October 8, 2008


Academy Overview

In today's workplace, it is imperative to understand the far-reaching effects of employment laws and regulations that impact each and every business. Failure to do so may result in significant administrative fines or costly legal judgments.

The Academy program is your one-stop solution. This program will provide participants with a comprehensive review of employment laws -- from screening and hiring, to wage and hour issues, to performance management and terminations.

Presented by recognized leaders in employment law and human resources, the Academy will focus on practical workplace applications that will prepare you to deal with the real-life issues you face every day.

HRCI Recertification Credit: This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute.

Program Agenda

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Wage and Hour Fundamentals: What Every New York Employer Needs to Know
Joanmarie M. Dowling, Esq., SPHR
With so many wage and hour rules, it's no wonder employers are confused! In this presentation, you will learn to classify employees, calculate overtime properly, maintain required wage and hour records, avoid independent contractor misclassification, and comply with New York State-specific rules, such as meal periods, wage deductions, and frequency of pay requirements.

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security and You: What You Need to Know to Employ Foreign Workers
Thomas G. Eron, Esq.
In recent years, we've seen a heightened number of employer audits, heightened security, delays in visa issuance, and filing fee increases in both temporary, as well as permanent, residency immigration cases. With this in mind, we will address the complexities that U.S. employers face in the hiring of temporary and permanent foreign professionals, including the timing of hiring, costs associated with sponsorship, and delays, and their impact on the retention of foreign born employees.