2018 Payroll Virtual Boot Camp

Recorded Workshop | Vicki M. Lambert | From: Aug 15, 2018 - To: Aug 15, 2018

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Prepare to Comply with the Various Federal and State Laws of the U.S. Payroll System

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 the 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.

Join this Payroll Virtual Boot Camp, where payroll specialist Vicki M. Lambert, CPP will help you get a clear understanding of complex payroll rules and regulations in four major areas and provide you with practical steps and actionable plans to achieve compliance.

Session Details:-

Session 1: Wage and Hour Compliance: It's More than Just Calculating Overtime

Length: 90 minutes

This session will cover:

  • Federal minimum wage
  • State minimum wage
  • Tip credits
  • Youth minimum wage (training wage)
  • Board and lodging credits
  • Legal work week and work day: Definition
  • How and when to pay for travel time?
  • What is considered hours worked and how do they affect overtime?
  • Is it covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (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?
  • How to post requirements?
  • Meal and rest periods
  • State requirements
  • Statements and payday notices
  • Frequency of wage payments
  • Method of payment
  • How to pay terminated employees?
  • How to pay out accrued vacation?


Session 2:

Length: 120 minutes

Part 1 - Best Practices to Handle Multistate Employees

Session Highlights:

  • How to determine state withholding liability?
  • Who is a resident?
  • How reciprocal agreements affect taxation of wages?
  • Resident and non-resident taxation policies
  • The four-factor test for state unemployment insurance
  • Supplemental withholding rates
  • How to withhold 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?
  • How to report wages for multistate employees on Form W-2?


Part 2 - Child Support Garnishments

Session Highlights:

  • Child support garnishments: Definition
  • 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
  • How to handle terminated employees with regard to child support?
  • Best practices to communicate with employees and issuing parties
  • How to choose 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
  • How to process medical support notices properly?


Session 3:

Length: 90 minutes

Part 1 - Tax Levies and Creditor Garnishments

Session Highlights:

  • Types of tax levies and creditor garnishments: Definition
  • The federal requirements a payroll department must know on each type of garnishment
  • Effect of state requirements on garnishments
  • How to handle terminated employees regarding garnishments?
  • How to determine the withholding under a federal tax levy?
  • How to deduct the proper amounts for student loans and creditor garnishments?
  • The rules to be followed when it comes to state tax levies
  • How to calculate the withholding and prioritizing the order of distribution when an employee has more than one type of garnishment?
  • What to do with "payday loans" or what are known as voluntary wage assignments for creditors?


Part 2 - Handling Overpayments Correctly

Session Highlights:

  • How to handle overpayments under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and State Tax Codes:
    • Why a 1990 IRS private letter ruling on handling overpayments applies today?
    • How to correct overpayments in the same calendar tax year?
    • How to correct Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes for a prior year overpayment?
    • How to correct Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA)/State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) taxes?
    • How to use Form W-2 or Form W-2C to report overpayments?
  • Wage and hour laws and their impact on recouping overpayments:
    • The standards under the FLSA in terms of timeframe for recouping prior year overpayments
    • Whether a written agreement for repayment is always required under the FLSA?
    • How to collect overpayments from exempt employees and its effect on salary basis compliance
    • How to recoup overpayments and its effect on minimum wage and overtime requirements?
    • Can employers treat advanced vacation payments as overpayments if an employee terminates?
    • Where do the states stand on recouping overpayments?


Who will benefit?

  • Payroll Professionals
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Accounting Professionals
  • Finance Professionals
  • Business Owners
  • Legal Professionals
  • Anyone esponsible for the compliance issues of a payroll department