Timekeeping & Payroll Recordkeeping:
Legal Compliance for 2019 & 2020


It's never been more important for you to track employees' time correctly and keep accurate records of those hours and minutes. Why?

  • Employee wage-and-hour lawsuits have exploded nationwide, up 400% in the past 15 years, fueled by new rules and bad recordkeeping.
  • The higher salary threshold that employees must earn to remain overtime-exempt (coming in January) will create millions of new overtime-eligible workers – and millions of new potential claims.
  • All the recent media talk about overtime and pay discrimination has generated more employee interest (and lawsuits) about their right to overtime pay and their status (exempt vs. nonexempt? Independent contractor vs. employee?).
  • The Trump administration's voluntary PAID program – which aims to amicably resolve sticky pay issues between employers and employees – instead provides a roadmap for employees to sue for the same violations under state wage-and-hour laws.
  • A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling gives you fresh incentive to keep immaculate time records (employees can now use "sampling" to justify timekeeping lawsuits).
  • Enforcing federal payroll tax laws is a basic mission of the IRS' Criminal Investigations unit. And CI is hiring lots more investigators to ensure that it's Mission Accomplished.
Register Now

On Tuesday, October 15, join payroll expert Alice Gilman, Esq., the editor of Payroll Legal Alert, for our timely webinar, Timekeeping & Payroll Recordkeeping: Legal Compliance for 2019 & 2020. You'll discover:

  • What the DOL and IRS look for in your time and pay records – and how to minimize the damage (and liability) of your mistakes.
  • The best practices in tracking time (paper? electronic?) for different types of employees – exempt/nonexempts, telecommuters, etc.
  • The one common misstep in correcting employees' time records that will make you a DOL target.
  • How to legally respond when time records are missing, inaccurate or incomplete.
  • How to spot errors in your timekeeping, including the 3 most common causes of unpaid working time and the 2 FLSA safe harbors that can save you.
  • Which are the vital tax records you must keep. (Hint: it's more than just copies of tax forms you've already filed!)
  • The legally safe way to track time for exempt employees. (Too much or too little gets you in trouble!)
  • How to set up a timekeeping system for employees who work at home.
  • Plus, answers to all your own questions about timekeeping and recordkeeping from a payroll superlawyer!

The bottom line: All tax and wage & hour audits depend on the quality of your records. Bad records will sink you every time. And while it's more important than ever to stay in compliance, it's also more complex.

On October 15, let Alice explain in plain English how you can master this core HR responsibility – and keep your organization out of court!



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
Payroll Legal Alert

book coversP.S. Registration Bonuses. Everyone who signs up will receive a copy of our 2020 Payroll Checklist. This 15-page, step-by-step compliance guide will notify you of each deadline and action item required for every pay period, month and calendar quarter of 2020. You'll also receive A Manager's Guide to Lawsuit-Free Documentation, a 19-page report that can help you train your management team to create a paper trail that won't land you in court.

Payroll Legal Alert websiteP.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also get a full month of access to PayrollLegalAlert.com – our exclusive, members-only website. Our helpful articles, forms, tables and charts will help you improve every aspect of your payroll operation – and your website also includes the comprehensive Payroll Compliance Handbook. So that you continue to benefit from PayrollLegalAlert.com, we'll continue your access automatically for just $89 per quarter, until you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.

100% GuaranteeP.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Timekeeping & Payroll Recordkeeping fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – no hassles, no questions asked. Your conference materials, website access and registration bonuses are yours to keep.

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About Your Speaker:

Alice Gilman

Alice Gilman

Alice Gilman, Esq., is an expert in payroll and tax compliance who has covered payroll issues for over 26 years, writing and editing several leading payroll publications, including Payroll Legal Alert, the Research Institute of America's Payroll Guide, the American Payroll Association's Basic Guide to Payroll and the Payroll Manager's Letter.


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  • Tuesday, October 15th
  • 1 - 2:15 p.m. ET
  • 10 -11:15 a.m. PT

Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.