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Mergers and Acquisitions

Learn the federal and state information needed to ensure compliance and reduce expenses during a merger or acquisition.

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Intermediate Payroll Concepts

Receive management-level training on vital topics such as taxable/nontaxable compensation, tax reporting, and payroll leadership issues. Registration for this course includes free pre- and post-class assessments using the Knowledge Assessment Calculator.

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Payroll Source Plus

Payroll Source Plus

Payroll Source Plus is an online, subscription-based payroll reference library, providing you with the federal and state laws, regulations, and information to keep your company's payroll operations in compliance.

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PayTrain® will deepen your understanding of payroll practices and legislation impacting payroll. Whether you are seeking professional development or studying for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam, choose PayTrain to help you meet your goals.

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Featured APA News

Compliance – Hot Topics

Find out what compliance topics payroll professionals are focusing
on this year.

APRIL 2019

Compliance TV

In this edition:

  • Some employers will have to report more pay information to the EEOC
  • DOL seeks comments on white collar exemption minimum salary level
  • Washington state delays paid family and medical leave deadline

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