April 23, 2021 8:00am – 3:30pm Map & Directions 602-252-4144

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

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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, especially now.

This course provides in-depth coverage of this critical area. Updated and supplemented throughout the year for breaking developments.


ASCPA Live Online Webcast
Phoenix, AZ 85034-6617

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Non-CPA Staff:
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Non-CPA Staff (sole proprietor):


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

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Designed For

CPAs who need an in-depth understanding of employment issues.



Event Leaders

Cochran, Don Paul

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Don Paul Cochran, JD, CPA, CFPr, CRCr Don Cochran is a solo practitioner in Apple Valley, Minnesota. His 30 years of practice has been focused primarily in the areas of small business legal and tax consulting, and individual tax, estate, and financial planning. Don has practiced law in both Iowa and Minnesota, was a CPA with the Small and Emerging Business practice of then Big 8 Accounting & Auditing firm, Touche Ross, in Bloomington, Minnesota, and was the Vice President of Tax and CFO with various privately and publicly held companies. He also served as an advanced sales consultant with Securian Financial, Nationwide Financial, and Pacific Life Insurance Company. He developed and provided continuing education on tax and legal planning strategies for small to medium size businesses and wealthy individuals, and worked with insurance wholesalers and financial advisors to understand and implement financial strategies geared towards asset preservation and income in retirement. Don earned his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in General Science, from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with his Juris Doctorate. In addition to being an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, he maintains his designations as a Certified Financial Plannerr and Certified Retirement Counselorr. He is a member of the Minnesota and Iowa State Bar Associations, and the Minnesota Society of CPAs.

More With Cochran, Don Paul


  • Hiring and firing issues - What questions cannot be asked in an interview; how to document employee performance; establishing an annual review system; when an employer may and may not fire an employee, and much more,
  • Employment contracts - An analysis of the legal and planning issues in structuring employment contracts; when noncompetition agreements will and 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 what is new in health care,
  • Medical plans: who is a full-time employee?

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