Hear From Government
Experts at Capital Summit
By Alice P. Jacobsohn, Esq.
Come to APA's 2017 Capital Summit on March 27-28 in Washington, D.C., to hear about legislative and regulatory updates from government decision-makers and payroll experts.
What's New at the IRS?
A favorite and important topic for the Capital Summit is an update on IRS activities. In the past year, IRS regulations, programs, forms, publications, instructions, and guidance changed with direct impact on payroll activities. In this session, presenters will describe these changes, from new authentication processes to accelerated information return filing requirements, along with their impacts.
2017 Economic Census
Chuck Brady from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss plans for the bureau's five-year employer data collection. Learn about how the data is collected and used, and the role payroll professionals play.
EEOC, Pay Data Collection
In this completely new topic for the Capital Summit, Ronald Edwards, Ph.D., and Carol Miaskoff, Esq., of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will describe the EEOC's new information collection requirements, which include collecting pay data from Forms W-2 for placement on the annual EEO-1 report.
Data Privacy, Security
Agencies make significant efforts every day to prevent identity theft and tax fraud, but security begins at the office. In this session, Mark Eichorn, Esq., of the Federal Trade Commission, will explore the risks inherent in payroll activities and how to identify suspicious requests for company information.
What's New at the DOL?
Another favorite topic at the Capital Summit is a discussion on activities at the U.S. Department of Labor. This year, presenters will discuss a wide range of wage and hour topics of interest to payroll professionals, including the status of the white collar salary level increase.
Payroll Cards: New Laws, Court Cases, Regulations
In the last year, states have issued new laws and regulations on payroll card use; courts have heard challenges to employer programs; and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued final regulations for employers and financial institutions. Cathy Beyda, Esq., of Paul Hastings, LLP, and Kristine Andreassen, Esq., of the CFPB, will explain these requirements and their impacts.
IRS Advisory Committees Update
APA has representatives on a number of IRS advisory committees. Emily Rook, CPP, of Circle Financial Services, is APA's representative on the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC). Stephanie Salavejus, CPP, at PenSoft, is APA's representative on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). They will talk about their experiences.
A New Look at Immigration Enforcement
During the presidential election process, a renewed focus was placed on immigration reform and the role of the existing agencies that enforce immigration law. In addition, a new Form I-9 was finalized late in 2016. Dave Basham of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and David Fowler, Jr. of Worksite Compliance Services, LLC, will talk about the current requirements that impact payroll professionals.
What's New in Social Security?
Mark Ruley of the Social Security Administration will talk about wage reporting requirements, including wage reporting redesign programs, the process to revise the social security wage base, electronic wage reporting, and more.
Wage Garnishments and Uniformity
The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (ULC) finalized a standardized wage garnishment act last fall and is now engaged in promoting enactment at the state level with the APA. William Henning, Esq., of Texas A&M University School of Law, and Chair of the ULC Drafting Committee to Prepare a Uniform Law on Wage Garnishments, will discuss the progress of introduced state legislation.
What's New in Child Support?
Sherri Grigsby of the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) will discuss changes to the child support program. The OCSE works hard to outreach to state child support agencies to correct problems with child support collection and communication with employers, attorneys, courts, and others. Issues associated with new hire reporting, required wage withholding order forms, lump sum payments, education, and outreach will be explored.
Not Wrong; Not Right; Just Different!
We now have three, maybe even four different generations in the workplace, and each brings their own unique ideas and methods for dealing with day-to-day issues. These can often present challenges with different styles and communication between the groups. Dennis Danilewicz, CPP, of New York University Langone Medical Center, will explore some of those differences.
What Does the Future Hold?
Let's talk politics. What should we expect from new and re-elected leaders in Washington, D.C.? Timothy Lynch of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP will share his insights.
For more information or to register, visit www.americanpayroll.org and click on the "Courses & Conferences" tab in the left column, then look for the link to the "Capital Summit" in the Conferences section.
Alice P. Jacobsohn, Esq., is Senior Manager of Government Relations for the APA.