HR Breakfast Double Feature: “Work Time” Redefined & ACA Reporting Readiness

When:
April 22, 2015 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
2015-04-22T07:30:00-04:00
2015-04-22T10:00:00-04:00
Where:
Crowne Plaza White Plains-Downtown
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
USA
Cost:
$5.00
Contact:
Barbara Cote
585-248-8720

Relph & Driven Breakfast EventJoin Relph Benefit Advisors & Driven HR for a FREE Breakfast Double Feature.

  • Enjoy breakfast while earning HRCI credits.
  • Get practical guidance on the most up to date legal and compliance issues:

Session 1: 

ACA Reporting Readiness by Lisa Allen, of Relph Benefit Advisors

You hoped it would never arrive, but 2015 and the Employer Mandate is in full force. Managing employee eligibility under the new Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate is loaded with potential pitfalls that will involve costly fines. You may be familiar with the requirements but you may not be familiar with the new IRS filing forms that will be required at the close of 2015.

Lisa Allen, of Relph Benefit Advisors has 24+ years of experience in assisting clients with COBRA regulations, guiding them through dreaded Department of Labor Audits with out a scratch, and now she is your guide to safely navigating the new ACA employee eligibility management filing requirements.

We will discuss:

  • The requirements of the IRS Code Section 6055 and 6056.
  • ACA eligibility scenarios to help you avoid potential traps for the unwary.
  • Practical instructions on completing required forms 1094-C and 1095-C.

 

Session 2: 

How Technology Has Redefined “Work Time” by Frank Cania of Driven HR, LLC

Paying employees is complicated, and the laws and regulations aren’t getting any easier to understand and follow. But at least it’s still simple to know when employees are working, isn’t it? Unfortunately, thanks to the rampant use of smart phones, tablets, and other electronic devices, the answer for many employers is no! The truth is, through the use of smart devices, apps, and cloud services most people are connected to family, friends, and work virtually all of the time. This has led to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend…and as a consequence to employers, the potential for costly violations of wage-and-hour laws is greater than ever!

As a part of the effort to stem the tide of what is being called wage theft, the state and federal Departments of Labor are closely examining how employers manage the effects of technology on “work time.” In addition to the standard questions regarding off-the-clock work, DOL auditors now want to know:

  • Which nonexempt employees are connected to the workplace 24/7 through smartphones, tablets, and laptops?
  • Are employees spending even five minutes or less checking and responding to emails and voicemails outside of work hours?
  • Do managers and supervisors contact employees at night and/or on the weekends with work-related issues and expect or require a response?
  • Does the company have timekeeping and technology use policies that ensure nonexempt employees are paid for all time worked each workweek?
  • If the answer is yes, what procedures are in place to ensure they are strictly enforced?

We will discuss:

  • The potential FLSA compliance issues related to employees being connected to work 24/7
  • How to determine if employees are working off the clock
  • Employer obligations when a nonexempt employee chooses to work off the clock without permission
  • The risks involved with allowing employees to use personal devices for work-related activities
  • The dangers involved with employees using texts and other instant communication tools for work purposes

 


Meet The Presenters:

Frank A. Cania, M.S.Emp.L., SPHR, SHRM-SCP is president of DRIVEN HR, LLC, a Fairport, NY-based human resource consulting firm. An HR professional for more than 19 years, Frank’s professional passion, and primary focus is on helping business owners, managers, and other HR professionals navigate the complex waters of the human resource function, including state and federal employment regulations, compensation and overtime, disabilities, workplace investigations, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, family and medical leave, and terminations.

Lisa Allen, CAS, CFC, Vice-President of Business Development at Relph Benefit Advisors with 24+ years of employee benefits experienceLisa is  involved with our legal and regulatory compliance functionsShe is our internal subject matter expert and helps clients with preparedness in the event of a DOL Audit.Lisa manages regulatory updates and client council regarding the Affordable Care Act and managing employee eligibility.Lisa has previously spoken for the WNY NHRA, The Allegeny Chamber of Commerce, and the Binghamton Chamber of Commerce.

There is a charge of $5.00 to park in the Crowne Plaza Garage

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