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Payroll Law (Canada Canada)

Protect your company from costly mistakes and legal blunders

Essential information on Canadian payroll management

How well do you know Canadian payroll law? Are you fully versed in the rules, record-keeping policies, withholding regulations and labour standards that affect payroll processing? Are you up-to-date on the government's latest changes, amendments and requirements? Even seasoned professionals may find themselves needing a refresher … and if you are just getting started in the field, navigating the finer points of payroll management can easily become an exercise in frustration.

Join us for one day of powerful training and you'll discover information, strategies and techniques to help you master all the core concepts of Canadian payroll management. We'll go over a wealth of need-to-know information on record-keeping requirements, remittances, jurisdictional issues, proper filing procedures, taxable vs. nontaxable withholdings and U.S. laws that affect Canadian workers.

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In one focused class of Canadian payroll management training, we'll cover:

  • The penalties, fines and interest for non-compliance with Canadian payroll law
  • How you should handle special payments such as bonuses, vacation pay, retroactive pay and sick pay
  • Taxable and nontaxable benefits
  • The 12 requirements that must be met to comply with Canadian record-keeping rules and regulations
  • Compensation and taxation issues that should be considered if your employees work part-time in the U.S.
  • How to handle pay issues when statutory or public holidays are involved
  • The federal and provincial regulations you must be aware of that affect payroll processing, record keeping and withholding
  • And much more!

What you learn in just one fast-paced course could save you thousands of dollars in fines and penalties, as well as minimize legal blunders that could land your organization in legal hot water. This payroll management seminar will provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are following legal mandates precisely, and the satisfaction that comes from performing your job with knowledge and confidence.

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Seminar Overview

  • Canadian Payroll Basics — what every payroll processor needs to know to get started
    • Employee/employer relationships
    • The roles and responsibilities of the payroll department
    • Employee or self-employed? Understand how to define your workers
    • Why it is so important to determine worker definitions
    • The penalties, fines, and interest for non-compliance
    • Record-keeping requirements for setting up a new employee, taxation requirements of CRA and pay records
    • Contract of service vs. contract for service
    • Minimum wage rules you must be aware of
    • How age factors are considered in EI and CPP taxation
    • An overview and review of the various forms and guides required by CRA
    • Filing procedures and deadlines for taxation
    • How to avoid the PIER Report
    • When and how to remit taxes
    • Remittances to CRA and Revenue Quebec
    • Filing forms TD1 and Quebec TP1015.3-V — who should file
    • Review of forms T4, T4A and RL-1
    • A handy checklist to follow for year-end preparation
  • Employment and Labour Standards That Affect Payroll Processing
    • 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
    • Comp time — the common illegal practice many companies unknowingly use
  • Withholdings: Taxable vs. Nontaxable, Garnishments — Federal and Provincial Regulations
    • Employment insurance premiums
    • Federal and provincial income tax regulations
    • Employer share of statutory deductions
    • Special payments: bonuses, retroactive pay, vacation pay, tips, etc.
    • Garnishment basics
    • Taxable vs. Nontaxable
      • Withholding requirements
      • Taxable benefits and allowances
      • Income tax sources and rules
      • Mandatory, statutory and voluntary deductions
  • Special Circumstances and Unique Concerns
    • How to handle final pay
      • Severance and terminations
      • Should vacation pay be included in final wage payments?
      • Death of employee
    • U.S. Source income for Canadian Companies located in the United States
      • Resident vs. nonresident rules — United States
      • A definition of "U.S. Source" income vs. "Canada Source" income
      • How the Canadian tax treaty benefit affects taxation rules
      • The impact of United States FLSA on Canadian Labour Laws
    • Real-life examples of calculations used in special situations
    • What compensation and taxation issues should be considered when your employees work part time in a U.S. location?
    • What are the resident vs. non-resident taxation rules you must follow?
    • Special considerations for Quebec-based employees — what you need to know
    • When do Canada/Quebec Pension Plan contributions apply
    • How to calculate the employer share of EI and CPP
    • How to handle extraordinary payments: commission payments, director's fees, etc.
    • Unique workers who are taxed differently: hairdressers, barbers, taxi drivers or other passenger-carrying vehicles


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1-Day Seminar - US $249.00

Groups of 3 or more: $229.00

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