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Payroll Law

Protect your company from costly mistakes with this payroll law seminar

Payroll processing sounds like a simple proposition. Employees work at a certain rate of pay. You take out taxes and give them the rest of what they've earned. Unfortunately, regulations regarding special benefits and other payments turn a simple task into a legal landmine. With this payroll management training, you'll gain strategies to handle payroll accurately, legally and with complete confidence.

What you don't know can hurt you. That's never more true than when dealing with payroll law. The first step to complying with regulations is understanding them. You'll begin your class with a crash course in payroll's legal basics. Find out what areas fall under state, federal and joint regulation and learn how to avoid the often staggering penalties and fines of non-compliance.

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In one intensive day of training, we'll cover today's most challenging payroll management issues including:

  • The latest regulation changes that impact how you process payroll
  • The red flags auditors look for in your payroll procedures
  • The ins and outs of new hire reporting — what's changed now?
  • Fringe benefits, bonuses, commissions back-pay — what's taxable today?
  • How to handle the sticky legalities of payment on termination
  • Your state law says one thing and the federal government says another — now what?
  • Ways to side-step the most common pitfalls of Wage and Hour laws
  • And much more!

With this payroll management training workshop, you'll know which forms to use when and, most important, how to keep your company out of hot water with the DOL and state agencies. It's their job to catch you in a mistake. Together, we'll make sure that doesn't happen.

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Seminar Overview

  • The New Basics of Payroll Management
    • The high cost of improperly classifying employees
    • Critical steps for new hire reporting — what you must do
    • The most important thing to know about statutory employees
    • Why payroll managers hold more responsibility today than ever before
    • The legal importance of maintaining the distinctions between contract employees and staff
    • What to do if you get an FLSA complaint
  • Making Sense of the FLSA
    • The must-do's of FLSA record keeping
    • Exempt vs. nonexempt employees — are you applying the FLSA properly to each?
    • What are your company's responsibilities for travel time, on-call time and time employees spend waiting on behalf of your company?
    • Are all meetings and training deductible — even those that are primarily vacations?
    • When are exempt employees eligible for overtime?
    • Understanding overlapping federal and state wage and hour laws
    • The important tip credit and what it means to your company's labor costs
    • Comp time — the common illegal practice many companies unknowingly use
  • Special Pay Considerations — Perks and Benefits
    • When and how to tax fringe benefits such as company cars, club memberships, moving expenses and group legal services
    • The legal ramifications of paycheck advances
    • When must prizes won at a company function be taxed?
    • Gone to the Guard for the week — what to do when military pay and your payroll overlap
    • Tips and uniform allowances — what's considered income, what's not?
    • What you're required to pay when an employee is dismissed
    • Compensation and fair market value — what the law says you must do
    • Gifts that must be reported to the IRS
    • Withholding and reporting rules for cash fringe benefits vs. non-cash fringe benefits
  • Special Circumstances — Special Treatment
    • When to withhold tax — before or after voluntary deductions?
    • Payroll procedures that signal trouble to auditors
    • How to correctly follow the tax provision for low income families
    • What is back-up withholding and when should you use it?
    • The critical differences between W-4, W-4P and W-4S forms
    • Special must-do procedures for employing resident and non-resident aliens
    • How to handle compensation for U.S. employees working abroad


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1-Day Seminar - US $149.00

Groups of 5 or more: $139.00

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