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Master Payroll in Higher Education

Join us November 5-8 to focus on compliance and operational issues impacting payroll professionals who work in higher education. Our Educational Institutions Payroll Conference, held this year in New Orleans, will address topics such as taxation of faculty, nonresident alien payroll taxation, and student FICA exceptions. Learn more.

Preparing for Year-End

Are You Prepared for Year-end?

Address all aspects of year-end processing and compliance with our popular Preparing for Year-End series. With five different specialized areas of focus and multiple delivery options, your organization's penalty-free year-end closing is closer than ever. Learn more.

Payroll in Germany

Overcome the Challenges of German Payroll

On 16 October, learn the requirements necessary to ensure timely and accurate payment to employees and tax agencies in Germany. Whether you are sending expatriates into Germany, opening a new office location, or taking on a small German payroll as part of an acquisition, you don't want to miss this webinar. Register now.

Local Income Tax Compliance

Get a Handle on Local Income Tax

This specialized seminar provides insight into the procedures and legal hurdles encountered when ensuring local income tax compliance. Attendees will learn city, county, and school district tax withholding, reporting, and depositing and addresses local taxes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other states. Register today.

Fall Forum

Succeed With Management-Level Payroll Training

Taking place September 27-29 in Indianapolis, the Fall Forum helps attendees improve leadership skills while taking their organizations to new levels of operational efficiency and compliance. Discovering what makes the world's top payroll organizations successful in the areas of technology, management, processes, and overall best practices. Register today.

2017 Payroll Education & Publications Toolkit

APA's 2017 Payroll Education & Publications Toolkit

It's here! See all the exciting offerings APA has lined up for the year in the 2017 Payroll Education & Publications Toolkit.


APA sets the standards for payroll excellence through certification programs at two levels. Explore the benefits of certification for you and your staff.

Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)

Certified Payroll Professional

Fundamental Payroll Certification


Compliance TV - September


Court Invalidates DOL's Overtime Rule

Following up on its preliminary order issued last November, a Texas federal district court has ruled that the DOL's rule, which would have increased the minimum salary threshold for exempt "white collar" employees from $455 to $913 per week, is invalid. In its final order, the court said that the higher salary level impermissibly undercut the effectiveness of the duties test. The court also found that the mechanism that would have adjusted the salary level for inflation was invalid. The current salary threshold and duties test remain in effect.


EEO-1 Pay Data Collection Blocked

On August 29, the Office of Management and Budget sent a memo to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stopping the revisions to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) that would have required certain employers to provide summary pay data. The previously approved EEO-1 form that collects data on race, ethnicity, and gender by occupational category remains in effect and is due in March 2018.


USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9, Instructions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated July 17, 2017) by September 18, 2017. Until then, either the revised version or the version dated November 14, 2016, may be used. The new form and instructions are available on USCIS's Form I-9 website.


OCSE Revises Standard Child Support Withholding Order

The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement has released a revised version of the standard child support withholding order, Income Withholding for Support order/notice. Employers and other income withholders are directed to continue to honor previous forms for new income withholdings until August 31, 2018. The new version of the form has an "OMB Expiration Date" of August 31, 2020.


DACA Guidance to Employers in California

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency is informing employers that President Trump's decision to end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program does not require employers to immediately re-verify work authorization documents.


Fraudulent Email Circulating

Fraudulent emails adopt many different forms and are the unauthorized actions of third parties not associated with APA. There have been a number of fraudulent emails reported, and new spoofs continue to be introduced. Read more about fraudulent emails.


It Pays to Know

During much of the Civil War, African-American Union soldiers were paid less than their white counterparts. On June 15, 1864, Congress enacted equal pay.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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