Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference

The conference has gone virtual for 2020. For more information, visit the VSPC website.

Meeting/Event Information

October 16, 2020 Chapter Meeting

October 16, 2020
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Virtual Meeting



US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division - FLSA and FMLA Updates

The presentation will provide an overview of recent regulatory changes and guidance issued over the past year.  The audience will also be advised of various resources developed by the Wage and Hour Division to assist with compliance.  Topics covered include the following:

- Regulatory Final Rules
Joint Employer Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional,
Outside Sales and Computer Employee
Regular Rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime
Partial lists of establishments that lack or may have a “retail concept” under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Guidance Issued
Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-5: Employers’ obligation to exercise reasonable diligence in tracking teleworking employees’ hours of work
Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-3: When schools that are physically closed are considered in session for purposes of Child Labor
COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers
- PAID – Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program
- Updated Forms
- Guidance Issued
COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers


Karen Welton
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Divisioni

Karen Welton is the CORPS (Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist) for the Pittsburgh District Office of the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division.  She is a graduate of John Carroll University with a BSBA in Management and Spanish and served one year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in San Antonio, Texas.  Prior to becoming CORPS in 2016, she was an Investigator for the Wage and Hour Division since 1997.  Karen has extensive training and experience in enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and several other Federal labor laws including those dealing with government contracts, wage garnishments and H-2A and H-2B workers.  She is the recipient of a Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award and an Administrator’s Impact Award.  She has also been a Trainer at Basic I national training for new investigators and at the 2017 Government Contracts Prevailing Wage Conference.