Payroll Basics In Connecticut

May 16, 20024:30pm
Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport Hotel, 28 Day Hill Road
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
I. Overview — Stephen B. Harris
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Connecticut’s Wage and Hour Law
8:40 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
II. Coverage — Peter M. Wendzel
  • Who Is An Employer
  • Who Is An Employee
  • Workers Employed Through A Staffing Agency
  • Independent Contractors
8:50 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
III. Hours Worked — Stephen B. Harris
  • Unauthorized Work
  • Clothes-Changing And Wash-Up Time
  • On-Call Time
  • Meal And Break Periods
  • Meetings And Training
  • Travel Time
9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
IV. Leaves of Absence — Marcia K. Keegan
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty
  • Family And Medical Leave
  • Other
10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
V. Payment Of Minimum Wage — Peter M. Wendzel
  • Employees Paid On Other Than An Hourly Basis
  • Salaried Non-Exempt Employees
  • Employees Paid On Commission
  • Piece Work Employees
  • Tipped Employees
  • Deductions From Minimum Wage
  • Value Of Meals And Lodging
10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Break

10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
VI. Work Period — Peter M. Wendzel
  • Fixed Work Week
  • Belo Contracts
  • Hospitals
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
VII. Overtime — Marcia K. Keegan
  • General Requirements
  • Computing Overtime Pay
  • Regular Rate
  • Employees Working At Two Different Rates
  • Shift Premiums
  • Employees Paid On Commission
  • Exclusions From Computations
  • Awards
  • Bonuses
  • Time Not Worked – Vacation, Holiday And Sick Time
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
VIII. White-Collar Exemptions — Stephen B. Harris
  • Generally
  • New Connecticut Regulations
  • Salary Basis Test
  • Executive Exemption
  • Administrative Exemption
  • Professional Exemption
  • Computer Professional Exemption
  • Outside Sales Exemption
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
IX. Recordkeeping Requirements — Lawrence Peikes
  • State And Federal Wage And Hour Laws
  • Family And Medical Leave Act
  • Notice
  • Intermittent And Reduced Schedule Leaves
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Break

2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
X. The Department Of Labor — Peter M. Wendzel
  • Complaints And Investigations
  • Hearings
  • Regulations And Opinion Letters
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
XI. Unemployment Compensation — Marcia K. Keegan
  • Qualifying Events
  • Disqualifying Events
  • Willful Misconduct
  • No Call/No Show
  • Responding To A Claim
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
XII. Special Payroll Issues In Connecticut — Lawrence Peikes
  • I-9 Forms
  • New Hire Reporting
  • Direct Deposit
  • Child Labor Laws
  • Wage Garnishments
  • Deductions From Pay
  • Meal Periods
  • Homework
  • Weekly Payment Of Wages
  • Wage Disputes
  • Payment Upon Termination Of Employment
  • Severance Pay
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XIII. Questions And Answers

— Stephen B. Harris, Marcia K. Keegan, Lawrence Peikes and Peter M. Wendzel

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