Employer's Handbook: Legal, Tax, and Health Care Issues

  • Monday, May 1, 2023 – Tuesday, April 30, 2024

  • 8.00
    Business Law, Taxes

The employer-employee relationship strains both sides in uncertain times, and businesses need CPAs, controllers, and other advisors to provide understanding of the complex legal, tax, and health care issues associated with all aspects of employment. This course provides in-depth coverage of this critical area. It will be updated and supplemented throughout the year to cover breaking developments.


  • Identify legal issues in hiring, evaluating, and firing employees
  • Discuss federal laws that curtail an employer in taking actions involving employees and applicants
  • Understand the demands that fringe benefits and compensation programs place on employers


  • Hiring and firing issues: questions that cannot be asked in an interview; documenting employee performance; establishing an annual review system; situations in which an employer may or may not fire an employee, and much more
  • Employment contracts: an analysis of the legal and planning issues in structuring employment contracts and situations in which noncompetition agreements will or 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
  • Fringe benefit issues: COBRA, Family and Medical Leave Act, and new developments in health care
  • Medical plans: Who is a full-time employee?

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CPAs seeking an in-depth understanding of employment issues



Advanced Preparation



5.00 Business Law

3.00 Taxes



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