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Travel Pay Compliance: New Rules Under the Tax Act, FLSA & DOL




June 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM (ET)

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The 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has impacted several areas, including the laws pertaining to travel pay and expense reimbursement. Employers and payroll professionals need to have a clear understanding of the new rules in order to comply.

Even without the changes in tax law, determining who qualifies for travel pay and understanding how it's calculated can frustrate even the most seasoned payroll professional. If you overpay, your bottom line suffers; if you underpay, you open yourself up to DOL investigations and potential lawsuits. How can you develop and enforce legally-compliant travel pay policies and procedures that protect your company (and your job!)? Join us for this can't-miss, 90-minute webinar to discover:

  • New tax rules for meals & entertainment expenses
  • Per diem & incidentals - rates differ based on travel location
  • When is travel time considered to be hours worked?
  • What is the required rate of pay when travel time is compensable?
  • Must overtime calculations include travel time?
  • Travel pay differences for exempt & non-exempt employees

Program Highlights

  • Travel Pay Guidelines: Employers' Obligation When Employees Travel

    • Travel pay defined: When is travel time working time?
    • The new look of travel pay under the 2018 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
    • Accounting for travel pay outside the 9-to-5 schedule
    • Accurate documentation: Expense reports, receipts, etc.
  • Solutions to Complex Travel Pay Issue: Your Guide to Avoid Penalties

    • New tax laws decoded: travel, meals, entertainment, per diem & more
    • Payroll requirements: Complying with FLSA & the DOL rules
    • Drafting & enforcing payroll travel policies that ensure accuracy
    • Unravel the confusing rules for "travel by car"
    • Special circumstances that may require travel payment
  • Federal & State Regulations: Guidance for Payroll Compliance

    • Travel pay and overtime: Critical wage-and-hour issues for payroll
    • Exempt employee rules: Impact on travel pay eligibility & rates
    • DOL definitions and how to follow them
    • Decoding state issues for employer liability for accidents and injuries during employee travel, especially California
  • Live Q&A - Have your travel pay & FLSA questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Miles Hutchinson is a CGMA and experienced businessman.

  • He has been an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Chief Financial Officer of a $1 billion 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.
  • Miles is recognized as an expert in payroll and sales & use tax, as well as financial modeling & analysis, leadership, business strategy and communications.

Program Benefits

In our in-depth, 90-minute webinar event you'll learn how accurately calculate travel pay and expenses, understand who qualifies, and the impact of changes under the new tax reform.


  • None

Delivery Method

  • Group Internet Based

NASBA Field Of Study

  • Accounting - Finance

Program Level

  • Basic Knowledge Required