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Child Support 2019: What Payroll Doesn't Know Can Hurt You - Webinar

  • ID: 4899558
  • Webinar
  • August 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 60 Minutes
  • Compliance Online
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Why Should You Attend:

The federal rules now require that a standard Income Withholding Order (IWO) be used for all child support withholding garnishments. This webinar will review this form and its requirements. And although the IWO can include all the information necessary to comply with the order, employers must familiarize themselves with both federal and state regulations to avoid penalties and liabilities. In addition, state law may address some issues the federal law is silent on such as allowing for the collection of administration fees and how to calculate child support withholding when the employee does not have enough money to cover all support orders in effect. But withholding monies for child support is not the only requirement that applies to providing for a child, medical support orders are required to be processed by payroll as well. And these orders have their own rules and regulations on both the federal and state level. Apart from clarifying the above mandates, this webinar will also provide examples for calculating child support.

This 90-minute presentation will help you stay updated with regulations and best practices for handling child support withholding orders within a payroll environment. The attendee will come away with knowledge on how to calculate child support in all types of scenarios including proration when the wages are insufficient to cover the withholding orders. In addition, best practices for how to accept, acknowledge, process and pay over child support will be discussed.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

How to define child support garnishments
The federal requirements a payroll department must know for child support
How state requirements affect child support
Specific requirements for child support, including deduction limits, deadlines, filing procedures, administrative fees, and penalties/fines for violations
How to handle terminated employees in regard to child support
Best practices for communicating with employees and issuing parties
Which garnishment to take when an employee has current support orders, medical support orders, and arrearages
Examples of how to calculate the withholding and prioritize the order of distribution when an employee has more than one type of garnishment
Best practices for processing child support garnishments in the payroll department
How to go paperless with child support by receiving electronic withholding orders and paying by EFT
In-depth discussion of the latest OCSE withholding notice and medical support notice
Processing medical support notices properly
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Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™, a firm specializing in payroll education and training. The company’s website www.thepayrolladvisor.com 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.

A 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 instructor for the American Payroll Association’s “PayTrain” online program also offered by Brandman University.
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