Everything you need to know to have a compliant California payrollAs an employer in California, there is a lot to know about how to properly handle and calculate pay for employees. This webinar will give all the tools necessary to make sure you are in compliance with California state requirements for your employees.Understanding all the rules around overtime pay in CaliforniaUnderstanding special California..
Talking about salary is tricky business. Pay conversations almost always involve emotions. Why? Because most employees equate self-worth with compensation. Few are able to completely separate their value as a person from the dollar value the company places on them. Here’s worse news: it’s your best people, not your average employees, who become most disillusioned and disengaged if pay expectations and pay r..
A Leer, A Pat, A Joke, A Gesture, An Innuendo, A Kiss: Are You Prepared To Be the Next Social Media Blitz, Identified on #MeToo, or a Headline in the Newspaper?
Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, Garrison Keillor, members of Congress, and various State lawmakers have been accused of sexual harassment and/or sexual assault. But there is a difference between pulling one’s pants down in front of a female colleague at work and touching a woman on her buttocks during a photo op—isn’t there? What is that difference? Are both examples considered sexua..
A whistleblower or qui tam action can provide financial rewards to individuals who provide information that a company, hospital or individual has defrauded the government. The primary statutes under which this relief may be sought are the federal and state False Claims Acts (“FCAs”). State and federal governments pay hundreds of billions of dollars each year for pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, hospit..
Having a competitive and well-designed compensation system is the cornerstone of employee recruitment and retention for most organizations. But did you know, that 30 percent of U.S companies have no formal pay structure in place? And that number increases for small businesses - 50 percent of companies with 100 employees or less are lacking a proper compensation system. When you have an ill-designed or inade..
Accounts Payable (AP) is the one business function that, in many organizations, is more vulnerable to fraud than any other. That is because all funds that flow out of the organization must first pass through AP. And over time, dishonest insiders and vendors have created newer and craftier methods of stealing from organizations by exploiting control weaknesses in the AP function.Result: It is more important ..
Issuers of 1099 Forms can adopt best practices and procedures that streamline the year-end process and provide assurance that 1099s are correct, at least so far as vendor names and TINs are concerned. While certain errors in reporting dollar amounts are considered “inconsequential” under new de minimis error rules, errors in the payee name or TIN are never considered inconsequential and can result in penalt..
This course provides a concise overview of Google Sheets, a cloud-based spreadsheet application by Google. Similar to Excel, the tool allows users to enter numbers, apply formulas, prepare graphs, create charts, use pivot tables and more. While Excel is the default tool and industry standard for most accountants, Sheets has many underrated capabilities which are clearly superior to Excel. These include onli..
This webinar covers the complete context of payroll rules and administration made simple. It starts with the basic classification of workers properly classified as Contractors or Workers. Rules for Payment and administration of Contractors is outlined. Rules for workers classified as “Exempt” or “non-exempt” based on FLSA. Rules for payments to exempt and non-exempt employees are examined. Overtime rules ar..
Are you responsible for payroll or employer tax withholding compliance? Or maybe you were recently hired or promoted to the payroll department. During your indoctrination, you are surprised at all the interesting things to do and how important this role is to the success of the company. You begin to wonder just how much there is to learn. Join us for a quick briefing on the basic laws affecting payroll. Lea..
In this webinar, attendees will learn the difference between regular pay, gross pay and taxable gross, all of which may be different numbers! This can prepare the payroll team to respond to questions from employees who don’t understand their paychecks. We’ll discuss these questions: Do you know if any of your benefit plans are pretax? If you are in multiple states, are you aware of how each state regards Se..
The logistics of payroll record keeping can be daunting. At least a dozen state and federal regulatory agencies require access to your records. All have different requirements as to content and storage requirements. Electronic records are ok in some cases, paper required in others. In some instances, you have to keep the records forever.Records come from various departments, offices, sources, etc. They vary..
According to the US Dept of Labor, the new Exempt/Non-Exempt worker rules will result in the following:Workers directly affected. 4.2 million salaried workers will be affected by this rule based on their salaries. These workers are currently ineligible for overtime. The Department estimates that most of them (4.1 million) will become eligible for overtime when they work more than 40 hours (i.e., they will b..
Many companies are under pressure to increase pay levels at the lowest levels in the organization. Activists and politicians alike are encouraging companies to take action. Recently in the news, we saw Amazon make the move by increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour for its US employees. How can smaller companies compete without sacrificing profitability?The answer is found in the balance bet..
This Bank Secrecy Act risk Assessment training will highlight BSA best practices that are being acknowledged and recognized by regulators and examiners and will discuss each risk assessment area.Financial institutions are required to be compliant with BSA rules and regulations. Such compliance needs to be well documented and consistent to ensure financial institutions avoid BSA violations and implications. ..