Seminar on the Complete Payroll Law
This course covers a very broad range of topics from worker classification, to employee classification, to establishing methods and rates of pay, what must be included in the rate of pay, hours that must be compensated as worked time, required benefits, de minimus working fringes, withholdings and deductions from pay, voluntary deductions, child support and garnishment orders, payroll reporting, analysis of risks of noncompliance, proper documentation of your policies and procedures and record retention requirements. We will show where to find the laws, how to interpret them and how to apply them in the most effective ways.
Why should you attend?
Are you responsible for payroll or employer tax withholding compliance? Or maybe you were recently hired or promoted into the payroll department. During your indoctrination you are surprised at all the interesting things to do and how important this role is to the success of the company. You begin to wonder just how much there is to learn. Join us and develop a solid foundation for handling your company´s payroll obligations and complying with federal and state payroll laws. Learn where to find the authoritative rules to support your policies and procedures. Accelerate your learning using our organized and thoughtful delivery and determine to handle your role with confidence.
If you are concerned about your company´s ability to comply with U.S. labor and payroll laws, it is important for you to begin with a formal study of the rules of engagement. Help ensure your company pays your employees fairly and handles tax and other withholdings properly. We will help you master the laws and identify the best practices to keep your company in compliance and out of court. Attendance could save your company thousands of dollars in fines and legal.
Areas Covered in the Session:
• Learn how to streamline your payroll processing procedures for maximum efficiency
• Learn how to compute each worker´s regular rate of pay and why this is so important
• Update on the most recent cases affecting payroll, overtime pay, comp time, the FMLA, and the ACA
• Red flags auditors look for in your payroll procedures
• How to prioritize and apply conflicting federal and state laws
• How to handle payroll deductions
• How to maintain adequate records
• Receive valuable contacts and resources and references to key web sites and other invaluable information
• Learn with an engaging professional speaker and payroll expert
• You will walk away with a guide manual to help you apply the principles of payroll administration back in the office
• Opportunity to network with other payroll professionals and benefit from their experiences and questions
Day 1 Schedule:
Lecture 1: Worker Classification - How to avoid improper classification
Lecture 2: New Hire Reporting - What you must do and when
Lecture 3: Exempt and nonexempt employees - how to apply the legal definitions to your work force
Lecture 4: How to handle a FLSA complaint
Lecture 5: Record keeping requirements - What the DOL is doing about this
Lecture 6: Exempt v. Nonexempt employees - How to apply the rules to each group
Lecture 7: FLSA exemption rules - What are the pending changes and how will they affect your company
Lecture 8: Travel time, on-call, waiting time and call-back pay - what are the rules
Lecture 9: Guidelines for dealing with travel advances - a very dangerous policy
Lecture 10: Comparison chart of the federal and state minimum wage and overtime pay rules
Lecture 11: Comp time in lieu of overtime pay - may be surprised how seldom it is legal
Lecture 12: Computing overtime pay - method of regular pay, multiple pay rates for multiple jobs, etc.
Lecture 13: Understand the basics of the Family and Medical Leave Act
Lecture 14: Determine eligibility and rights under the FMLA
Lecture 15: Properly compute leave time under the FMLA
Lecture 16: Learn who FMLA leave applies to within the employee´s family
Lecture 17: Prevent fraud and abuse
Lecture 18: Recommended employer policy guidelines for managing paid v. unpaid leave
Lecture 19: Social Security number verification system - how it works and how to register to use it
Lecture 20: The Affordable Care Act -how to determine your reporting requirements
Day 2 Schedule:
Lecture 1: Military and guard duty - how to handle overlaps with payroll
Lecture 2: Tips and uniform allowances - are they compensation and how to handle them
Lecture 3: Cash and non-cash fringe benefits - rules for treatment as compensation and withholding
Lecture 4: Computing withholding taxes - how do voluntary deductions affect withholdings
Lecture 5: Low income families - handling the tax credits
Lecture 6: Back-up withholding - what is it and when do you use it
Lecture 7: Special procedures for employing resident and non-resident aliens
Lecture 8:U.S. employees working abroad - how to handle withholdings and reporting
Lecture 9: Handling garnishment orders
Lecture 10: Establishing the priorities of competing orders
Lecture 11: Determining amounts available for paying federal tax levies, child support orders, bankruptcy orders and general creditor garnishments orders
Lecture 12: Rules regarding discharge of employees for garnishment orders
Lecture 13: Dismissal - what to pay and when, how to handle the W-2
Lecture 14: Forms and reporting: Forms W-4, W-2, W-3,and 941
Lecture 15: Handling Form W-2 corrections
Lecture 16: Record retention - the best answer may not be what you think
Lecture 17: Performing a risk analysis of your payroll structure and taking action to mitigate these risks
President, Sales Tax Advisors, Inc.
Miles Hutchinson is a CGMA and experienced businessman with over 35 years in the field. He has been an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Chief Financial Officer of a one billion dollar real estate development company. Miles is a professional speaker and consultant who has presented over 2,500 seminars and training sessions on a myriad of business and financial topics, like financial analysis and modeling, accounting, strategic planning, and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He is recognized as an expert in payroll and sales & use tax as well as financial modeling & analysis, business strategy and communications. He is the author of several useful accounting and tax tools available at www.soxpolicies.com and www.salestaxadvisors.com. His clients include, Abbott Labs, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Citicorp, Corning, the FBI, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, GE, Pfizer, Siemens, US Marine Corps, and the US Army. Please visit his web sites to see how you can further benefit from his expertise.