Garnishments: What Payroll Must Know to Stay in Compliance in 2017

Duration: 90 minutes

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. Courts, federal and state regulations, bureaucracies, lawyers and a multitude of other factors can complicate even the most basic procedures. (more details below)


WHY ATTEND

Even highly experienced payroll professionals find processing garnishments labor intensive and complex.

Student loans, tax levies, payday loans and other creditor garnishments create countless challenges that take valuable time and expose you to fines, legal liability and compliance trouble.

Some common mistakes:

  • Deducting too much or too little
  • Assigning the wrong priorities to deductions
  • Reporting garnishments incorrectly
  • Using the wrong method to determine which garnishments must be honored

To ensure that 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 the federal and state requirements, how to deal with conflicting garnishments, and tips for reducing the time and costs associated with processing garnishments.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants 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.

A pioneer in electronic and online education, Ms. Lambert produces and presents payroll related audio seminars, webinars and webcasts for clients, APA chapters and business groups throughout the country. 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. She is also the Program Developer, Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Facilitator for the Certificate in Payroll Practice and Management Program offered by Cengage Learning / Ed2Go through hundreds of colleges and universities across the country.

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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