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Paperless Payroll: Essentials to a Seamless Transition

Understand the pitfalls you should avoid when streamlining payroll processes and the potential consequences of missteps.

Many companies, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are realizing the economic benefits and increased efficiency of using technology to modernize corporate payroll processes. Companies can run into legal trouble, however, by failing to recognize that wage payment laws have not kept up pace with technological banking advancements. No overarching federal law regulates electronic forms of wage payment. As a result, companies must research and follow applicable state laws and administrative guidance when transitioning to electronic payroll processes. Employers with regional or national locations face hurdles in completely transitioning to a paperless payroll process due to the variation in state laws and administrative guidance. This topic will educate in-house counsel, human resource and payroll managers, and business managers about the variations among state laws and administrative guidance regarding electronic forms of wage payment. Specifically, this material will discuss direct deposit, pay cards, final pay, and electronic wage statements. It will also explain pitfalls companies should avoid when streamlining payroll processes and the potential consequences of missteps. This information is critical for employers who are trying to leverage payroll technologies while simultaneously insulating their companies from wage and hour liability.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to recognize federal and state wage laws and applicable administrative guidance.
  • You will be able to identify variance among state wage laws and administrative guidance regarding direct deposit.
  • You will be able to identify variance among state wage laws and administrative guidance regarding paycards.
  • You will be able to identify current issues and cases involving issues with paperless payroll.

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Agenda

Overview of Federal and State Wage Laws and Applicable Administrative Guidance

  • Federal Wage Laws and Administrative Guidance Overview
  • State Wage Laws and Administrative Guidance Overview

Direct Deposit

  • Discussion of the Variance Among State Wage Laws and Administrative Guidance
  • Specific Considerations Regarding Final Pay

Paycards

  • Discussion of the Variance Among State Wage Laws and Administrative Guidance
  • Specific Considerations Regarding Final Pay

Electronic Wage Statements

  • Discussion of the Variance Among State Wage Laws and Administrative Guidance

The Compliance Roadmap and Tips for Avoiding Common Pitfalls

  • The Cost of Noncompliance: Examples of Recent Class Actions Related to Electronic Forms of Wage Payment
  • Compliance Roadmap
  • Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls
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This course was last revised on November 19, 2021.

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  • AIPB 1.0
     
  • This program is acceptable for 1.0 CPEC(s) towards the CB designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
     
  • CPP/FPC
     
  • Lorman Education Services is an approved provider through the American Payroll Association. This seminar is approved for 1.0 RCHs. PLEASE NOTE: To receive credit through the American Payroll Association for this program you MUST attend the program in its entirety, complete all progress checks and pass the final exam. You cannot obtain credit if you have already completed this course in its live version.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.0
     
  • This E-Learning program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.0
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
     
  • CPE/NASBA - QAS Self Study 1.6 including Business Law 1.6
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a QAS Self Study sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.6 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Business Law for 1.6 hours. Prerequisite: . Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: QAS Self Study. Please refer to the information in this advertisement for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board.
     

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Faculty

Wendy Buckingham

Wendy Buckingham

Littler Mendelson, P.C.

  • Attorney at Littler Mendelson, P.C.
  • Dedicates her practice to employment litigation and counseling
  • Has represented employers in a wide range of matters, including claims of alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s disclosure, authorization, and pre-adverse action requirements; employment discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and their state counterparts; and wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Regularly advises clients on legal compliance issues and is a subject matter expert on electronic payroll processes and has advised over fifty clients on the legal implications of moving to a paperless payroll process
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Notre Dame Law School; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame; M.M.A.S. degree, Air Command and Staff College
  • Can be contacted at 267-402-3069 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 409152
Published 2021
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