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34th Annual Congress

Avoid Costly Withholding Errors

Get a detailed overview of both federal and state garnishment laws and their impact on the payroll process with the APA's Garnishments Forum. Learn which order has priority when multiple orders are received, how to handle out-of-state orders, and more. Register now.

Intermediate Payroll Concepts

Take Your Payroll Education to the Next Level

Are you ready for the next step in your payroll career? Try the APA's second step in its Learning Progression Series: Intermediate Payroll Concepts. You'll receive management-level training on vital topics such as taxable/nontaxable compensation, tax reporting, and payroll leadership issues. Register now.

APA's Virtual Congress

Attend Congress From Home or Work

The Virtual Congress & Expo is a companion to APA's Annual Congress. It's complete with educational webcasts, a full-service Expo, and engaging virtual interaction and networking opportunities. Plus, earn up to 15 RCHs! Available on demand until August 25. Register now.

Capital Summit

Processing Payroll in France

Whether you are sending expatriates or taking on a local French payroll as part of an acquisition or branch opening, your organization will need to ensure it meets all of France's obligations. This 6-hour virtual course will focus on the major payroll and employment law rules in France ensuring compliance. Register now.

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.

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Compliance TV - June


Fraudulent Emails Not Sent by APA

Recently, several APA members have reported receiving fraudulent email messages from APA. One example reported comes from "[email protected]" with "IRS Update" in the subject line. Another example comes from "apa" with "APA Review 04-05-17" in the subject line. These are not a legitimate APA communications, but the unauthorized action of third parties not associated with the APA. If you receive these or any other suspicious email, do not follow any links provided or click on any attachments. More information about what to do if you encounter a fraudulent email message is available on the APA website. We appreciate your assistance in helping us keep the Internet a safe place to do business.


House Passes Mobile Workforce Bill

On June 20, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1393, the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017. If enacted, the legislation would provide a 30-day safe harbor against nonresident income tax withholding for employees who travel across state borders on business travel. An identical bill, S. 540, is under consideration in the Senate.


Trump Administration Releases 2018 Fiscal Budget Proposal

President Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 would reduce funding to the U.S. Department of Labor and IRS. There is also a proposal to create a paid parental leave program.


IRS Issues Certification Notices to First CPEOs

The IRS has issued the first certification notices to 84 organizations that applied for voluntary certification to be a certified professional employer organization (CPEO). Once it receives the required surety bond, the IRS will publish the CPEO's name, address, and effective date of certification on its website.


New York City and Emeryville, CA Enact Fair Workweek Requirements

New York City and Emeryville, California, have enacted "Fair Workweek" ordinances that will set scheduling requirements for employers in retail and fast food industries. The New York City laws are set to take effect on November 26, 2017, and the Emeryville law is set to take effect on July 1, 2017.


New York Paid Family Leave Employee Contribution Rate

The New York City Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services recently announced the employee contribution rate for the New York paid family leave program (coverage is effective January 1, 2018). The employee contribution rate is set at 0.126% of an employee's weekly wage up to the statewide average weekly wage.



It Pays to Know

By 1955, American companies were beginning to use teletype machines to send payroll data to remote work sites, where paychecks were printed and distributed locally.
It Pays to Know
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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