Can You Afford to Make A Million Dollar
Mistake in Your Payroll Practices?
Don’t laugh. Companies across America are finding themselves on the wrong end of lawsuits and audits for payroll
regulations violations. And the size of your company doesn’t exempt you from paying the price for your mistakes. Case
in point: Recently, a nursing home operator paid $1.1 million in fines and back pay over wage and hour violations.
Payroll law has become so complex and ever-changing that it’s easy to make mistakes. That’s why we developed
Payroll Law, a one-day workshop that will show you exactly where you are vulnerable and, more importantly, how
you can fix the problem.
Learn Critical FLSA Regs You Cannot Afford to Not Know
After your training, you’ll know exactly where you’re vulnerable in complying with complex FLSA mandates ... identify
common mistakes that get most companies hauled into court ... and ensure 100 percent accuracy and compliance.
You’ll also cover special payroll situations like garnishments and levies, involuntary deductions, and other benefit
When you return to the office, you’ll be armed with the knowledge you need to self-audit your processes, clean up
your records, and ensure every employee, contractor, intern, or other “special case” is classified, paid, and reported
correctly — saving you from hassles, headaches, and potential lawsuits down the road.
Discover What’s Happening in Payroll Law Today,
and What’s on the Horizon
We’ll close out your session with a frank discussion about the future of payroll law
and how it will affect you and your company. Our expert staff has kept tabs on
what’s happening on Capitol Hill, talked with payroll experts, and filtered out all
the unnecessary information you don’t need. In short, we’ve done the work for
you, so you can spend your time doing your job instead of reading countless
journals, articles, and legal briefs.
Don’t Learn Payroll Law by Trial and Error —
Payroll and its related costs are the single biggest expense your company has.
Make sure you give yourself the best opportunities to do it right. Join us for this
terrific day of training and alleviate your fears about this critical issue. Save
yourself time and money and avoid learning by trial and error in a job where you
can’t afford any mistakes.
The Legal Fundamentals of Payroll Administration
- Where do your legal responsibilities as a payroll pro begin and end?
- The top payroll-law mistakes that could get you hauled into court
- How to classify each and every one of your employees correctly
- How to utilize the ABC Test to relieve your payroll headaches and worries
- Section 530 relief provisions
- Starting off right: payroll requirements for new hires
- How to ensure you’re withholding, reporting, and paying the right taxes
FLSA at a Glance
- The relationship between FLSA and employment in today’s business
- Common FLSA exemptions that trip up even veteran payroll pros
- How do you classify “time worked”?
- When can you give comp time in lieu of overtime pay?
- How to calculate overtime pay to the penny
- Alphabet soup: How FMLA impacts FLSA
- Regular rate-of-pay exclusions
Understanding Benefit Administration Fundamentals
- What exactly is taxable compensation in the eyes of the law?
- Are you taking out the right taxes? Too many? Too few?
- When fringe benefits are NOT taxable
- Cafeteria plans and FSA and COBRA
- A step-by-step guide to handling a deceased employee’s wages
- How to cover all the bases when making corrections and adjustments to withholdings
De-Mystifying Special Payroll Circumstances and Challenges
- Everything you need to know about deductions: Mandated, voluntary, and involuntary
- Handling employees who work abroad
- How some U.S. income tax treaties may affect your company
- Child labor laws — are you in danger of violating them?
- Determining resident or non-resident alien status
Enforcing Garnishments, Levies and More
- What are the federal restrictions on creditor garnishments?
- How to prioritize bankruptcy orders
- The differences in administering a defaulted federal student loan
- Guidelines for the amount of wages subject to an AWG when AWG and CCPA calculations differ
- Juggling multiple garnishments: Which one takes precedent?
- EXERCISE: Use these easy-to-understand worksheets to compute child-support withholdings
Maintaining Audit-Proof Records and Forms
- Time frames for keeping time cards, employee earnings statements, and other vital payroll records
- Step-by-step checklists for employee W-4s
- How to avoid the most common mistakes employers make on W-2s
- Keeping your organization safe from penalties
- When you make a mistake — how to answer an IRS notice
- Posting requirements in the office