Ask anyone in your organization what they think you do.
The answer? “It’s simple. Multiply my hours by my salary, subtract the tax
and write a check.” If only it was that easy.
You’ve got every employee from the CEO to contract workers
depending on you. And each paycheck brings its own special challenge ... the
technician who has a company car, the secretary who worked overtime, the
employee with multiple court orders or the supervisor requesting FMLA.
Plus, you’re the buffer zone between your organization and
the DOL, the IRS and other federal and state agencies. You have to stay
current on the latest forms, laws and practices and deal with a host of
forms from A to Z. Make one mistake and you and your company are left open
to expensive legal consequences and audits.
When you consider that the greatest percentage of your company’s revenues
goes to employee salaries, that makes you the biggest accountant, asset
controller and tax consultant your company has. Add all this up and you have
one tall order for your job duties.
The Complete Course on Payroll Management is
a one-stop shop for the Payroll Professional. In two information-packed
days, you’ll get straight answers about ...
- Statutory compliance: a heads-up on the changing
implications of the FLSA, the Wage and Hour Laws, FMLA, COBRA and more
- Dealing with multi-state issues
- Deciding which benefits are taxable items
- Reading court orders and translating them into
- Record-keeping: from IRS forms to documentation musts
- The future trends and best practices of the payroll
We’ll get you up-to-the-minute on changes in the laws that
affect the way you work every day ... changes that will keep your
organization out of the penalty zone. We’ll answer questions about
outsourcing your payroll process, keeping your records in perfect fitness
and the future e-payroll options.
Training opportunities for Payroll Professionals do not
get better than this – so don’t miss out. Spaces are filling fast, so
I’m looking forward to seeing you at the workshop.
Jerre Sardou, Director of HR
National Seminars Group
P.S. Wouldn’t it be great if your entire payroll
department was on the same page when it came to understanding payroll law
and procedures? Bring them along and take advantage of our exclusive “enroll
3 and get the 4th one FREE” offer.
Top of Page
What You’ll Learn
- The latest FLSA requirements – keeping it correct to
the letter of the law
- The Wage-Hour Law: from commissions to on-call pay and
- Taxable vs. nontaxable compensation: A close look at
the benefits and fringes
- Standard test criteria for employee classification
- Payroll accounting and record-keeping that meets
federal and state guidelines
- Managing the payroll process cost- effectively
- Dealing with the challenges of final payments, FMLA and
COBRA overlaps and new-hire reporting
- And much, much more
Who Should Attend...
- Experienced payroll professionals who want to stay
- Beginning payroll administrators who want to get
- Small business owners
- HR professionals
- Managers and supervisors
- Office managers and other one-stop-shop payrollers
- You’ll be sitting shoulder to shoulder with other
payroll professionals who are facing the same daily problems. Even if
payroll is not your full-time responsibility, the risks are just too great
to miss this seminar. It’s two can’t-miss days of learning and networking.
Classification: What’s What on Who’s Who
- The often misunderstood standards of the Categories of
Evidence test to determine employee status
- What to do when a retiree returns as a consultant
- Temporary positions, “casual laborers” and “floating
laborers”: What are your responsibilities?
- A list of job titles that the IRS normally considers to
- Appealing a Misclassifed Worker Ruling
- Exempt vs. nonexempt according to the FLSA
Calculations: Are Yours Adding Up?
- Time-keeping practices that keep your records air-tight
- Straight practices for calculating sick pay, vacation
pay and retroactive pay
- Calculating overtime: what qualifies as “on the clock”
- How do you deal with the employee who works from home
- What to do with exempt employees who still receive
- Comp-time policies: Are yours within the guidelines? Do
exempt employees ever qualify?
- Applying the FMLA to the FLSA: common mistakes
- Is it really okay to dock pay?
- Can you not pay nonexempt employees for training?
Only the Taxable
- Beyond a morning cup of coffee: De minimis fringes
- Special Accounting Rule: its uses and restrictions
- Determining the fair market value of employer- provided
parking and commuter highway transportation
- Is the company car always excluded from taxable income?
- Cash awards, gift certificates, sports tickets, travel
expenses ... exempt or not?
- IRS 10-point checklist for qualified cafeteria plans
- Dealing with FSAs: Use-it-or-lose-it
- IRS red flags – the patterns of abuse in business
- The FMLA and COBRA overlap – keeping it straight
Top of Page
Record-Keeping and Forms
- Making a reconciliation schedule and the information
you will need to get started
- Spotting the common errors on a W-2
- A line-by-line look at Form 941 and the timely deposit
- IRS publications and getting online: Going to the
- Information checklists for W-4s
- Keeping your organization free from late-deposit
penalties, civil penalties and failure-to-pay penalties
- How long are you required to keep various documents?
- Answering an IRS notice: What to do if you made a
Hot Issues for the
- Writing easily
understood procedures for the employee manual
- Standardizing your
payroll process and 12 great cost-saving efficiency tips
- Outsource the
payroll process: finding the right vendor
- Dealing with
payroll vendors: processes you should have in place for your security
- E-Payroll: Wave of
the future – but is it right for your company?
- Dealing with the
“people factor”: gaining cooperation to get your co-workers to cooperate
Have you noticed an increase in the number of court orders
you have to deal with nowadays? Constantly changing legislation makes a
tough job even tougher. You not only must answer to creditors but you have
to explain the deductions to an employee who is not thrilled that the
paycheck is looking slimmer. It’s like running through a field of landmines.
- Become court order literate – reading it right and
knowing where to get clarification
- Federal restrictions on creditor garnishments
- Prioritizing bankruptcy orders
- The differences in administering a defaulted federal
student loan and a state guaranty agency
- Guidelines for the amount of wages that are subject to
an AWG: When AWG and Federal CCPA calculations differ
- The first thing you’re supposed to do with a federal
- Juggling multiple garnishments: Which ones take
- Worksheet examples of child support withholding
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Check-in first day begins at 8:30 AM
Top of Page
Satisfaction Is GUARANTEED!
At National Seminars, our #1 goal is to give you the tools you
need to succeed. That's why every seminar, conference and training resource we
offer is 100% guaranteed. Every time.