National Seminars Group
National Seminars Group presents

The Complete Course on Payroll Management On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

A two-day workshop with up-to-date legal info on complex issues and everything you ever wanted to know

Course Description/Agenda

Program Description

Dear Professionals,

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 prioritized deductions
  • Record-keeping: from IRS forms to documentation musts
  • The future trends and best practices of the payroll profession

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 register today!

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.



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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 overtime
  • 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 up-to-date
  • Beginning payroll administrators who want to get up-to-speed
  • 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.


Workshop Agenda

Employee 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 be contractors
  • Appealing a Misclassifed Worker Ruling
  • Exempt vs. nonexempt according to the FLSA

Wage Calculations: Are Yours Adding Up?

  • Time-keeping practices that keep your records air-tight and accurate
  • 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 overtime
  • 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?

Benefits: Tax 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 expenses
  • The FMLA and COBRA overlap – keeping it straight

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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 source
  • 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 mistake


Hot Issues for the Payroll Administrator

  • 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 with policy



Garnishments and Levies

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 tax levy
  • Juggling multiple garnishments: Which ones take priority?
  • Worksheet examples of child support withholding computations


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