The U.S. payroll system is complex and navigating the rules can be a tough task for payroll professionals. It requires a good understanding of various federal and state laws and a constant awareness of changing and evolving regulations.
Payroll preparation is a time-consuming and tedious process prone to human error. Complying with wage and hour laws, travel pay, child support garnishments,
handling overpayments and other issues is a constant source of headache for the payroll department. Things are even more difficult if you're a multistate employer.
This Payroll Virtual Boot Camp by expert Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, will help you get a clear understanding of complex payroll rules and regulations in four majorareas and provide you with practical steps and actionable plans to achieve compliance.
Session-1: Wage and Hour Compliance: It's More Than Just Calculating Overtime
Duration: 90 minutes | Credits: Approved for [1.5 HRCI] and [1.5 PDC by SHRM]
Federal minimum wage
State minimum wage
Youth minimum wage (training wage)
Board and lodging credits
Defining the legal work week and work day
How and when to pay for travel time
What is considered hours worked and how do they affect overtime
Is it covered under the FLSA or do I need to check the state?
What to do when the FLSA and the state law differ?
How to handle the FLSA and union contracts?
What is regular rate of pay?
How is overtime calculated under the FLSA?
Meal and rest periods
Statements and payday notices
Frequency of wage payments
Method of payment
Paying terminated employees
Paying out accrued vacation
Session-2: Part I: Best Practices to Handle Multistate Employees
Duration: 75 minutes | Credits: Approved for [1.0 HRCI] and [1.0 PDC by SHRM]
How to determine state withholding liability?
Who is a resident?
How reciprocal agreements affect taxation of wages?
Resident and nonresident taxation policies
The four factor test for state unemployment insurance
Supplemental withholding rates
Withholding requirements when an employee is in a state temporarily
Which states require the use of their own Withholding Allowance Certificate, which states allow either theirs or the Form W-4, and which states don't have a form?
Reporting wages for multistate employees on Form W-2
Part II: Child Support Garnishments
Duration: 45 minutes | Credits: Approved for [1.0 HRCI] and [1.0 PDC by SHRM]
Defining child support garnishments
The federal requirements a payroll department must know for child support
Effect of state requirements on child support
Specific requirements for child support, including deduction limits, deadlines, filing procedures, administrative fees, and penalties/fines for violations
Handling terminated employees in regard to child support
Best practices to communicate with employees and issuing parties
Choosing a garnishment when an employee has current support orders, medical support orders, and arrearages
Examples of calculating the withholding, and prioritizing the order of distribution when an employee has more than one type of garnishment
Anyone responsible for the compliance issues of a payroll department
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™ a firm specializing in the training of payroll professionals. With over three decades of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert is a sought-after and respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues. She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States as well as serving as an in-house trainer for businesses such as Sun Micro systems, Fox Studios, Disney, County of Riverside and the City of Hesperia... More Info