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 2006, a one-day workshop that will
show you exactly where you are vulnerable and more importantly, how you can fix
What You'll Learn:
Learn Critical FLSA Regs That 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-administration challenges.
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 that 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.
You'll Also Learn About:
- Comp Time
- Section 530
- And more!
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.
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone who has to manage their companies payroll.
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
De-Mystifying Special Payroll Circumstances and Challenges
- Everything you need to know about deductions: Mandated, voluntary, and
- 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
- 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
Special Roundtable Discussion: The Future of Payroll Law
In this eye-opening session, you’ll find out exactly where the payroll industry
is heading in 2007 and beyond. You’ll get first-hand information on new
legislative actions, guidelines, and regulatory actions that can – and will –
impact your business. You’ll be on the forefront of the hottest issues
concerning payroll administration today. Don’t miss this opportunity to get
ahead of the game and ensure your organization’s compliance with every new and
emerging payroll law.