Lawsuits related to employers' payroll practices are dramatically on the rise. During this fast-paced session, you will master federal legal principles governing the payment of wages. You'll also understand how state laws can differ from the federal regulations, and ways in which to avoid liability in this highly litigated area of the law. You will also learn the common mistakes made regarding hours worked, meal and rest periods, calculating bonus and commission amounts, wage statement requirements, proper overtime calculations, expense reimbursements, and inappropriate deductions from exempt employees' pay.


  • Outline new minimum wage regulations and how they impact wage thresholds for exempt classifications.
  • Determine when you can and can't make deductions from exempt employees' pay.
  • Explain ways to deal with commission and bonus plans.
  • Determine what must be reported on the wage statement, when final paychecks must be provided and the penalties/fines associated with payroll mistakes.

Audience Statement: This session assumes that participants have a working knowledge of payroll systems and state and federal labor regulations in the legal industry.

  • 75 Minutes
  • Audience: Intermediate
  • CLM App Management Category -FS: Financial Management
  • CLE: Law Practice Management
  • HRCI: General Credit

Lauraine Bifulco is President and Chief Executive Officer of Vantaggio HR, which serves clients across the country from their offices in California, Hawaii and New York. Bifulco is a veteran HR executive and entrepreneur with 25 years of international, corporate and consulting experience. She conducts frequent seminars on HR topics with an emphasis on employment law compliance. Additionally, Vantaggio was recognized as one of the top 25 woman-owned businesses in the United States by Working Mother magazine.

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
May 15, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Payroll Mistakes That Can Land You in Hot Water
Individual topic purchase: Selected
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CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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