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Compliance – Hot Topics

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

MARCH 2020

Compliance TV

In this edition:

  • IRS releases instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3
  • IRS offers guidance on lock-in letters
  • New York court sides with state DOL on paycard regulations

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Covid-19 Webinar

COVID-19 and Payroll Webinar

There is arguably no more crucial function to an organization than paying employees accurately and on time. As employers respond to the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), payroll professionals must ensure they are in compliance with payroll laws.

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Virtual Capital-Summit 2020

Virtual Capital Summit

The APA’s Virtual Capital Summit puts attendees on the leading edge of payroll compliance. Government insiders present the latest and still-developing payroll legislative and regulatory issues that impact payroll operations.

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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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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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