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      March 21, 2013

      Thursday   8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

      1290 Arsenal St
      Watertown, New York 13601

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      03/21: HR Danger Zone: Avoiding Wage & Hour Law Disasters

      2013 Relph Benefits Academy 
      Breakfast Breakout Sessions

      8:30 am to 12:00 am Eastern (Registration & Breakfast — 8:30am - 9:00am)

      March 21 - Frank Cania
      Hilton Garden Inn - Watertown, NY
      HR Danger Zone: Avoiding Wage & Hour Law Disasters 

      The Department of Labor is out in full force and has begun issuing audit letters specifically addressing the Affordable Care Act.  The DOL is auditing both grandfathered and non-grandfathered medical and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA’s) to ensure all compliance with ACA and PPACA.  Are you ready to provide your grandfathered notice, rescission notice, special enrollment notice for dependents to 26, lifetime limit notice or waiver of limitation for your HRA, Patient Protection Notice and all of the other notices the auditors will be looking for?  Learn what you need to do now to be prepared for when your DOL audit letter arrives in the mail.

      Virtually all employers are violating wage and hour laws in some way.  That’s the view of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and a growing number of “boutique” law firms that exclusively represent employees suing their current and former employers.

      In this program we’ll primarily focus on the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and New York State Labor Laws (“NYLL”) along with some important corresponding regulations. Participants will learn which of their employment policies and practices are most likely to lead to violations of state and federal labor laws and regulations. 

      Specific topics will include:

      • employee files and recordkeeping obligations
      • worker classifications guidelines: exempt vs. nonexempt & employee vs. independent contractor
      • paying on a salary basis, minimum wage, and overtime requirements, including “base” hourly wage rates vs. “regular” hourly wage rates and the impact on overtime calculations
      • meal breaks and the definitions of “uninterrupted” and “completely relieved of duty”
      • timekeeping, including the dangers of “automatic deductions” for meal breaks and employees working “off the clock”
      • split shift, on-call, and stand-by pay requirements, and
      • the revised NY State regulations regarding payroll deductions and the remaining dangers of common but unlawful deductions

      Finally, participants will learn some important compliance strategies and best practices to help minimize the potential disasters of a wage and hour audit.


      Frank Cania, with over 25 years of professional experience, has held positions in small businesses as well as with organizations such as Century 21 Franchising Corporation, American Express, and Nortel Networks.   
      Frank is certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  A strong believer in the value of professional certification and continuing education, he regularly conducts workshops to assist HR professionals in obtaining and also maintaining their credentials.  Frank holds an undergraduate degree in accounting, graduated summa cum laude from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s Degree in Employment Law in 2011, and has been certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 2006.  

      Frank is a frequent speaker on HR-related topics and is frequently quoted in the Rochester Business Journal; has a case study published in Group Dynamics and Team Interventions: Understanding and Improving Team Performance, a human resource textbook (2012); recently authored and published An Employer’s Guide to Compliance with New York Correction Law, Article 23-A; and was the subject matter expert and presenter for a 35-hour web-based training series produced by Skillsoft, an international provider of e-Learning solutions.   

      Frank’s community involvement includes active roles in SHRM on the local, state, and national levels, currently serving as president of the Genesee Valley Chapter of SHRM (2008 – 2012), as a board member of the NYS SHRM Council, and as a team captain for the SHRM National Legislative Advocacy Team.  In addition, he serves as a member of the executive compensation and human resource committees for the YMCA of Greater Rochester.


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