Travel Pay: Handling it Correctly

Instructor: Vicki M. Lambert
Product ID: 703941
  • Duration: 90 Min

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This training program will discuss the rules and regulations that must be followed when paying an employee for travel pay. The course will elaborate what is travel pay, best practices for handling the payments, how it affects overtime calculations and what is required on the state level. It will also discuss the requirements for taxing travel expenses under IRS rules.

Course "Travel Pay: Handling it Correctly" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1.5 credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program”.

Why Should You Attend:

How to compensate employees for the hours spent traveling on business is becoming one of the major concerns for 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 noncompliance 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?
  • Do you need to have a method when it comes to reimbursing employees for travel expenses?

This webinar will address key issues like these and more.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Travel pay requirements—What you must pay for and why
  • Best practices for paying 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 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

Who Will Benefit:

  • Payroll Professionals
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Business Owners
  • Lawmakers
  • Attorneys
  • Any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and technicalities within the payroll process

Instructor Profile:

Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is president and academic director of The Payroll Advisor™ a firm specializing in training payroll professionals. 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 is a 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.

Ms. Lambert has lectured extensively on payroll administration and compliance issues for clients that have included Automatic Data Processing, CCH Incorporated, Ceridian Employer Services, and The Employer Group. Ms. Lambert has also served as a consultant and in-house trainer for businesses such as Sun Microsystems, Paychex, Fox Studios, Disney, County of Riverside, and City of Hesperia.

Ms. Lambert is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in Southern California. She is the creator of and the instructor for the Practical Payroll Online program offered through the School of Extended Education. Ms. Lambert currently produces and presents audio seminars and webcasts for clients and business groups throughout the country.

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