This webinar discusses the rules and regulations that must be followed when paying an employee for travel pay. It includes what is travel pay, best practices for handling the payments, how it affects overtime calculations and what is required at the state level. It also discusses the requirements for taxing travel expenses under IRS rules.
Travel pay requirements—What you must pay for and why
Best practices for paying for travel pay correctly
Which employees have to be paid…and when
Payroll Compliance and travel pay issues—keeping wage and hour claims at bay
What to do when federal and state laws conflict and handling multiple state conflict issues
How to travel pay affects overtime calculations—travel pay differences for exempt and non-exempt employees
Special circumstances that may require travel payment
What are per diems
When travel payments are taxable
Accountable and non-accountable plans
Why You Should Attend:
How to compensate employees for hours spent travelling on business is becoming one of the major concerns of the payroll department today. Many recent changes in federal and state wage and hour rules as well as economic pressures on employers and employees alike can create a situation that can practically invite non-compliance lawsuits—especially if the travel time results in overtime being owed to the employee. But it isn’t just the DOL that is interested in travel pay. The IRS also has strict regulations on when employees can be paid for travel expenses without it being considered wages. Does the company use the per diem method to reimburse employees or the accountable plan method? Or do you even need to have a method when it comes to reimbursing employees for travel expenses?
Who Should Attend:
Payroll/Executives/Managers/Administrators/Professionals/Practitioners/Entry Level Personnel
Human Resources Executives/Managers/Administrators
Business Owners/Executive Officers/Operations and Departmental Managers
Any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and requirements of Payroll compliance issues
*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP,
is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™, a firm
specializing in payroll education and training. The company 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.
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.