Session Descriptions

Wednesday

Time Session Title Description
 08:15am - 09:45am  General Session A

Understanding Wage Garnishments

Complicated, intimidating and even risky; garnishments, are a fact of life for all Payroll Departments. Processing garnishments can prove to be a difficult and complex journey, even if your organization has outsourced the task. Knowing your responsibility as an employer is the key to ensuring your organization adheres to Federal and State Law requirements. In this session we will review various types of garnishments and how to stay compliant when processing garnishment orders.

 10:55am - 12:25pm  Session 1A

Global Payroll Passport - 10 Steps to Get Started Global Payroll

Starting your journey into global payroll can be daunting. Learn the top ten steps to making that journey an easier one. 

 10:55am - 12:25pm  Session 1B

Abandoned Property

Abandoned Property covers the requirements to turn over old checks to the state. It's complicated and carries severe penalties when not done. 

 10:55am - 12:25pm  Session 1C

Regulatory Compliance in Corporate Restructures

This workshop goes beyond the basic tax and reporting requirements that must be met during a merger or acquisition. Designed for payroll professionals who oversee merger and acquisition activities, it focuses on being prepared for following transactions; Due Diligence; Strategic Planning and Implementation; Saving/cost effect of M&A activity; Compliance factors.

 10:55am - 12:25pm  Session 1D

Next Generation of Payments & Disbursements

A discussion around how technology and next generation payments can help organizations with employee recruitment, retention and engagement in a tight and ever changing job market.

 01:30pm - 03:00pm Session 2A

The Evolution of Payroll

Highlights of ways Payroll is moving quickly into automation, mobility and standardization. What will the payroll process look like in the future and how can we be ready? In this session we will explore the future of: - Upcoming trends for payroll - Globalization's effect on payroll - Future of payment options, such as bit-currency - Robotics and tomorrow's vision of payroll - Preparing for Proposed IRS and Tax Reform - Preparing for Proposed Multi State Taxation Reform.

 01:30pm - 03:00pm Session 2B

Leadership & Generational Differences

What is an effective leader? In this session you will learn the different traits and styles of effective leadership and when each is appropriate. We will also look at how the different styles and traits need to be modified in order to be effective with the various generations in the workplace today.

 01:30pm - 03:00pm Session 2C

Best Practices in the Unemployment Claims & Hearing Process

This presentation will educate the audience on developing "Best Practice" statndards as it relates to their unemployment claim and hearing process. This seminar breaks down the various separation catefries and illustrates effective methods which produce the most facorable outcomes when dealing with the unemployment claim process.

 03:45pm - 05:15pm General Session B

IRS Tax Update

A discussion of how payroll departments are being targeted by identity thieves. A review of the new tax law and how it can impact an employee’s withholding. Followed by a review a review of the IRS withholding calculator, which can assist employees in updating their federal tax withholding.

 

Thursday

Time Session Title Description
 08:15am - 09:45am  General Session C

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning Basics

Long-term employees, an aging workforce, pensions, corporate culture and high-tech work means people have a lot of knowledge that could be lost as they leave. The consequences can include repeating mistakes and losing lessons learned. Couple that with new and inexperienced workers who lack access to departed mentors and an organization can easily face an overlooked existential threat. Learn the types of organizational knowledge and how each needs to be managed to ensure continuity of operations.

 10:55am - 12:25pm  Session 3A

Customer Service That Passes Go!

Advance directly to this customer service presentation that will provide the basics and other workable strategies when assisting internal and external customers.  Customer service will be discussed in detail along with the sharing of experiences to enhance skills.  Some best practices and techniques will be presented to help avoid or, if necessary, handle negative situations. Don’t leave customer service to chance!  

 10:55am - 12:25pm  Session 3B

Payroll Implications of Visa Types

An outline of the impact that visa status can have on payroll reporting requirements and how visas, residency and payroll are all interlinked.

 10:55am - 12:25pm  Session 3C

Community Chest of Payroll Accounting

Our presentation will cover basic concepts of accrual accounting and the matching principle as it relates to payroll functions. We will go through examples of payroll transactions covering how they are recorded, expensed in the Accounting System and documented on the Balance Sheet and Income Statement.

 10:55am - 12:25pm  Session 3D

The Coaching Game

Complicated, intimidating and even risky; garnishments, are a fact of life for all Payroll Departments. Processing garnishments can prove to be a difficult and complex journey, even if your organization has outsourced the task. Knowing your responsibility as an employer is the key to ensuring your organization adheres to Federal and State Law requirements. In this session we will review various types of garnishments and how to stay compliant when processing garnishment orders.

 01:30pm - 03:00pm Session 4A

Metrics

As a leader, how do you measure the performance of your team and identify what you do well, areas that need improvement, or possibly individual development? Metrics can be used to measure performance, identify inefficiencies, define baselines, provide a basis for benchmarking and produce meaningful reporting. We’ll discuss how to get started and metrics that tell your Payroll journey.

 01:30pm - 03:00pm Session 4B

State to State Business Travelers & Payroll Reporting

Sticking one's head in the sand is no longer an option. Strategies to combat this challenging area!
 01:30pm - 03:00pm Session 4C

Payroll & HR as Partners

When Payroll and HR have a strong relationship, there is a huge benefit to the company. Learn what relationships should be formed and how they should operate to be a success!

 02:45pm - 04:30pm General Session D  

Internal Controls for Payroll

Internal controls builds on the requirements from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2004 with fraud prevention in mind.


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