Payroll Deductions: What Can & Can’t be Deducted from Wages
There are many payroll deductions that are required, then there are those requested by the employee. Which payroll deductions are legal, and which aren't under the current laws?
Gross wages are calculated by meticulously following strict regulations on what’s counted as hours worked and taxable income. Then, you pay the employee their net paycheck. But what about all those deductions in between?
Join us to ensure you recognize which payroll deductions are required and allowed, and which aren’t under federal law. In our 60-minute webinar you’ll discover:
- What can and cannot be deducted from an employee's paycheck
- Which taxes are mandatory, a courtesy or under the employee's control
- Procedures for accurately handling fringe benefits
- How to handle special situations including garnishments & loans
Payroll Deductions: Best Practices to Ensure Compliance
- Tax deduction requirements: Voluntary and involuntary
- Handling Federal, state and local taxes
- What types of deductions are legal, and which ones you can't process
- Anti-wage theft laws and the states - what you need to know
Deductions for Special Circumstance: Garnishments, Levies, Loans & More
- How to address federal and state tax levies
- Child support garnishment limits and requirements
- Creditor garnishments: How many can you honor and how often?
- Wage assignments for "payday loans" - when they must be honored
- Payroll deduction do's & don't for fringe benefits
- When the employer pays for uniforms, and when the employee should
- Understand if meals and lodging are part of the employees' wages
- What to do for shortages and overpayments in employee paychecks
- Handling health insurance or group term life
Live Question & Answer Session - Get real answers to your specific questions
About the Speaker
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor, a firm specializing in payroll education and training.
- 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.
- 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 re-certification hours by the APA.
In this webinar we will discuss what can and what cannot be deducted from an employee’s regular paycheck as well as their final one. Failure to follow the regulations pertaining to employee wage deductions can result in substantial penalties and interest.