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Payroll Deduction Compliance: What You Can & Can't Deduct in 2018




April 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM (ET)

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In payroll, you calculate gross wages by meticulously following strict regulations on what must or must not be counted as hours worked and taxable income. There are several deductions that are required, or requested by employees, to manage. Are you sure you know which payroll deductions are legal, and which aren't?

To keep your organization in compliance, it's important for you to recognize when certain payroll deductions may be perfectly legal, and when others may not be under federal law. Join our 60-minute webinar to discover:

  • What can and cannot be deducted from an employee's paycheck
  • Which taxes are mandatory, a courtesy or under the employee's control
  • Procedures for accurately handling fringe benefits
  • How to handle special situations including garnishments & loans

Program Highlights

  • Payroll Deductions: Best Practices to Ensure Compliance

    • Tax deduction requirements: Mandatory and employee requested
    • What types of deductions are legal, and which ones you can't process
    • Rules for processing an employee's final check - what's the different?
    • Anti-wage theft laws and the states - what you need to know
  • Deductions for Special Circumstance: Garnishments, Levies & More

    • Child support garnishment limits and requirements
    • How to address federal and state tax levies
    • Creditor garnishments: How many can you honor and how often?
    • What to do for overpayments and shortages in employee paychecks
  • Payroll Deduction Do's & Don't for Fringe Benefits

    • Handling health insurance or group term life: Voluntary & involuntary
    • When the employer pays for uniforms, and when the employee should
    • Understand if meals and lodging are part of the employees' wages
    • Wage assignments for "payday loans" - when they must be honored
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Get real answers to your specific questions

About The Speaker

Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor, a firm specializing in payroll education and training.

  • With over 35 years of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert has become the most sought-after and respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues.
  • She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States that have been attended by executives and professionals from some of the most prestigious firms in business today.
  • Ms. Lambert is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in Southern California and is the creator of and instructor for their Practical Payroll Online program, which is approved for recertification hours by the APA.

Program Benefits

This practical, information-packed webinar explores what can and cannot be deducted from an employee's regular paycheck as well as their final one. Learn what it takes to keep your payroll compliant in 2018.


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Delivery Method

  • Group Internet Based

NASBA Field Of Study

  • Accounting - Finance

Program Level

  • Basic Knowledge Required