Garnishments: What Payroll Must Know to Stay Compliant

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 1pm ET           Duration: 90 minutes

Even the most experienced payroll professionals find processing garnishments to be both complex and labor-intensive. Student loans, tax levies, payday loans and other creditor garnishments create countless challenges that take up valuable time and expose you to fines, legal liability and compliance trouble. This program will help you avoid common pitfalls and stay up-to-date on the latest rules, regulations and procedures. (more details below)

* Approved for 1.5 recertification credit hour through HRCI & SHRM.


WHY ATTEND

Garnishment mistakes are easy to make: deducting too much or too little from an employee’s paycheck; assigning the wrong priorities to deductions; reporting garnishments incorrectly; using the wrong method to determine which garnishments must be honored. And each mistake has costly consequences.

To ensure your organization avoids these mistakes and is up to speed on the latest rules, regulations and procedures, join nationally recognized payroll expert Vicki Lambert for this 90-minute training webinar. She’ll cover federal and state requirements, discuss how to resolve conflicting garnishments, and give you real-world tips for reducing the time and costs associated with processing garnishments.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

You will learn:

  • How to define the various types of tax levies and creditor garnishments
  • The federal requirements a payroll department must know on each type of garnishment
  • How state requirements affect garnishments
  • How to handle terminated employees in regard to garnishments
  • How to determine the withholding under a federal tax levy
  • Deducting the proper amounts for student loans and creditor garnishments
  • What rules are followed when it comes to state tax levies
  • Best practices for communicating with employees and issuing parties
  • How to calculate the withholding and prioritize the order of distribution when an employee has more than one type of garnishment
  • What to do with “payday loans” or what are known as voluntary wage assignments for creditors
  • Best practices for processing garnishments in the payroll department

                    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

                    Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™, a firm specializing in payroll education and training. The company’s website www.thepayrolladvisor.com offers a payroll news service which keeps payroll professionals up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations.

                    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.

                    Certification

                    This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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