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Mitigating Internal Payroll Fraud

August 27, 2020 | Payroll

Protecting the financial interests of yourself, the company and the employees has become more important than ever. Knowing what to protect against can help the team prepare for the worst while expecting the best. In this hour, we will explore and discuss best practices for mitigating the risk of payroll fraud while maintaining compliance with payroll laws.

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On-Demand Webinars

The Essentials for Third Party Sick Pay in 2020: What Payroll Must Know to Tax and Report Correctly

Aired On (July 10, 2020) | Payroll

This webinar discusses the proper taxation and reporting of the fringe benefit known as third party sick pay. It discusses what is and is not third party sick pay, how the taxation is affected by the status of the provider (is or is not the employer’s agent), when this type of payment is taxable and/or reportable and who is responsible for this taxation and reporting.

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Evaluating On-Demand Pay in the New Normal

Aired On (June 30, 2020) | Payroll

We have been given a unique chance to do things differently and re-evaluate what’s important. One powerful way to do that is by enhancing your employees’ pay experience with an on-demand pay benefit.

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Archived Webinars

For education purposes only, no longer eligible for APA credits.

Payroll Fraud Sleuth Training

Aired On (May 20, 2020) | Payroll

During this hour, you will learn what the fraudsters are looking for, how they are gaining access to it and which employee populations are most at risk.

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Wage and Hour Compliance in 2020: It’s More Than Just Calculating Overtime

Aired On (April 9, 2020) | Payroll

This webinar concentrates on federal and state wage and hour requirements that must be followed in the payroll department.

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Form 941 for 2020: What You Need to Know

Aired On (March 10, 2020) | Payroll

This webinar covers what’s new for the IRS Form 941 and its accompanying Form Schedule B in 2020 and covers the requirements for each form line by line.

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Form W-2 for 2020: All You Need to Know

Aired On (February 18, 2020) | Payroll

The Form W-2 is one of the most important documents that payroll departments must process. This webinar covers the IRS Form W-2 for 2020.

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1/28 RESCHEDULED The A to Z of Garnishments Part 3

Aired On (January 28, 2020)

In this webinar we will apply all that we learned in parts 1 and 2 by reviewing all types of examples of calculating garnishments. This will include how to prorate when an employee has two or more child support withholding orders and not enough disposable income to cover both; the proper calculations for a federal tax levy; what to do if the employee has a creditor garnishments and much, much more.

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Understanding the 2020 W4

Aired On (January 16, 2020) | Payroll

In this webinar, we will explore the evolution of the Federal W4. We will discuss what has been removed from the legacy form and review the updated version.

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The A to Z of Garnishments Part 2

Aired On (November 5, 2019) | Payroll

In Part 2, we focus on tax levies. Tax levies and creditor garnishments can be some of the most complex tasks required of any payroll department. If garnishments are not handled correctly, you may find yourself facing situations that become extremely costly both financially and emotionally.

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The A to Z of Garnishments Part 1

Aired On (October 1, 2019) | Payroll

In this three-part series on the proper handling and processing of garnishments we will discuss the rules, regulations and requirements as they apply to withholding and paying child support, tax levies, creditor garnishments and others. In Part 1 we focus on Child Support. Payroll departments must know both the federal laws and the state laws and must determine which one applies to the child support withholding order.

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Customer Service in Payroll

Aired On (September 12, 2019) | Payroll

By establishing a customer service policy with a payroll twist, the manager creates an environment within the payroll department that focuses on increasing productivity and efficiency of the department rather than on the customer needs. However, this in turn actually allows the department to offer better service to its customers in the long run.

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Going Paperless in Payroll

Aired On (August 6, 2019) | Payroll

Getting away from paper use in business is both good for the environment and the company’s bottom line. Finding the right methods to decrease or eliminate paper in your day-to-day payroll operations while ensuring that proper compliance requirements are met can be done in any department, if you know how!

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10 Common Misconceptions About Payroll and How to Avoid Them

Aired On (July 10, 2019) | Payroll

We address 10 areas of wage and hour and tax law, that when misunderstood or applied incorrectly, causes employees to be paid or taxed incorrectly with the resulting penalties, fines and interest levied on the employer. Some of these wage and hour law misconceptions can even cause the employer to overpay employees forcing unnecessarily higher labor costs.

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Paying Overtime Under the FLSA Part 2

Aired On (June 4, 2019) | Payroll

Part 2 of the two-part webinar that will help you better understand the sometimes confounding requirements and procedures involved in overtime calculation. The truth is that overtime rules and the mathematics required to arrive at the correct calculation can be extremely tricky.

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Paying Overtime Under the FLSA Part 1

Aired On (May 8, 2019) | Payroll

Part 1 of the two-part webinar that will help you better understand the sometimes confounding requirements and procedures involved in overtime calculation. The truth is that overtime rules and the mathematics required to arrive at the correct calculation can be extremely tricky.

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Wage and Hour Law: California Style

Aired On (April 2, 2019) | Payroll

With arguably the greatest amount of wage and hour laws of any state, processing payroll and keeping in compliance with California requirements can be a complex situation.

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W-2’s vs. 1099’s: Understanding Who Should be an Independent Contractor

Aired On (March 13, 2019) | Payroll

We examine how the common law rule is used to determine worker status and which three requirements are used to correctly classify a worker as an independent contractor along with the requirements for when a worker must be classified as an employee. With federal and state agencies joining forces to combat misclassification, fines and penalties have skyrocketed.

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W-4 Best Practice and Compliance Regulations

Aired On (February 28, 2019) | Payroll

The importance of the Form W-4 is fundamental to the payroll department. This webinar covers IRS Form W-4 for 2019 including the requirements for completing the form properly, handling non-resident aliens, state equivalent forms, record retention and processing the form electronically instead of on paper.

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Form W-2 for 2019: All You Need to Know

Aired On (January 15, 2019) | Payroll

This webinar discusses the Form W-2 for 2019. Join us to learn best practices for completing and reconciling the form, along with a box-by-box explanation.

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Paying Overtime Under the FLSA: Part 2

Aired On (December 5, 2018) | Payroll

Penalties for overtime violations can be severe (including imprisonment!) so it’s crucial that these calculations are managed correctly. In Part 2 of this webinar, we’ll dive deeper into calculating overtime pay for nonexempt employees so you can learn more about how to approach this.

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Paying Overtime Under the FLSA: Part 1

Aired On (November 7, 2018) | Payroll

This webinar discusses how to calculate overtime under the FLSA rules for nonexempt employees, including definitions of overtime and calculation examples. This is the first of a two-part series that will help better understand the, sometimes confounding, requirements and procedures involved in overtime calculation.

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The Essentials of Third-Party Sick Pay: What Payroll Must Know to Tax and Report Correctly

Aired On (October 3, 2018) | Payroll

This webinar discusses the proper taxation and reporting of the fringe benefit known as third party sick pay. It discusses what is and is not third-party sick pay, how the taxation is affected by the status of the provider (is or is not the employer’s agent), when this type of payment is taxable and/or reportable and who is responsible for this taxation and reporting.

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A to Z of Garnishments Part 3

Aired On (September 5, 2018) | Payroll

In parts two and three of the A to Z of Payroll Garnishments we discussed the legal aspects of garnishments, now in our third and final chapter we will turn our attention to the best practices for processing the garnishments within the payroll department.

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A to Z of Garnishments Part 2

Aired On (August 15, 2018) | Payroll

This webinar concentrates on processing garnishments, other than child support, in the payroll department. We’ll cover the federal rules for creditor garnishments, the IRS rules for federal tax levies, the various aspects of state tax levies, the key points for processing state creditor garnishments, how to handle voluntary wage assignments like payday loans and student loans.

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Wage and Hour Compliance: It’s More Than Just Calculating Overtime

Aired On (July 2, 2018) | Payroll

By knowing and understanding wage and hour requirements, you can help protect your company from what could be a major financial calamity. This seminar focuses on how to comply with federal and state wage and hour requirements as well as some local regulations that have been instituted recently.

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Back to Basics: Withholding, Depositing, and Reporting Federal Taxes

Aired On (June 20, 2018) | Payroll

Every payroll professional from the seasoned veteran to the novice beginner must have a solid understanding of these requirements to efficiently process payroll in-compliance. Join us as we cover the foundation of withholding, depositing and reporting federal taxes.

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