Practical Payroll Online Series

The objective of this program is to instruct the payroll professional in all facets of payroll from the basics of what are wages to the intricate complexity of fringe benefits, taxation, and garnishments. Courses are open to several demographics, including those seeking entry-level work, experienced professionals, individuals preparing for certification, and for those looking for re-certification hours. Upon completion of each course, students earn a Certificate of Completion.

Course Offerings

  • Federal Wage and Hour Law
  • State Wage and Hour Law
  • Taxation and Compensation
  • Fringe Benefits, Compensation and Taxation
  • Payroll Management and Year-End Reporting

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Courses can be taken in any order. Upon completion of each course, students earn a Certificate of Completion, 0.8 CEUs and 8.0 RCHs.

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Federal Wage and Hour Law - ORGU 0018
Certificate of Completion and 0.8 CEUs/8.0 RCHs

Gain the knowledge and skills in federal wage and hour law as it pertains to payroll preparation. Learn what areas of payroll are covered by federal wage and hour laws and which are not. Learn how to properly calculate overtime and gross pay according to federal requirements. Understand what constitutes an employee and the difference between exempt and salaried employees and how it reflects in calculating their pay. Understand what can be deducted from an employee’s paycheck and what postings must be displayed to prevent penalty assessments.

State Wage and Hour Law - ORGU 0019
Certificate of Completion and 0.8 CEUs/8.0 RCHs

Understand when state law applies and when federal wage and hour laws must be followed. Learn how to properly calculate overtime and gross pay according to state requirements. Recognize when breaks and meal periods are required, how often an employee must be paid and when termination checks must be issued. Understand what can be deducted from an employee's paycheck and what postings must be displayed to prevent penalty assessments.

Taxation and Compensation - ORGU 0020
Certificate of Completion and 0.8 CEUs/8.0 RCHs

Learn what taxes are required to be withheld from the employee and which the employer pays directly. Determine when taxes must be deposited and reported and the methods available. Understand how to research and determine multi-state taxation requirements. Review how to handle Form W-4 and what constitutes taxable and nontaxable wages. Learn when wages are considered supplemental and how pay periods effect taxation requirements.

Fringe Benefits, Compensation and Taxation - ORGU 0021
Certificate of Completion and 0.8 CEUs/8.0 RCHs

Gain basic knowledge and skills of fringe benefits, including legal requirements, taxation and reporting. Learn what methods are available for calculating the personal use of a company vehicle and when relocation is taxable. Understand how third party sick pay is reported and what taxes apply to expatriates and nonresident aliens.

Payroll Management and Year-End Reporting - ORGU 0022
Certificate of Completion and 0.8 CEUs/8.0 RCHs

Acquire the skills to effectively manage a payroll department. Regardless of department size, management is the key to success. Train to write department procedure manuals, handle IRS notices and research payroll regulations using the Internet. Understand the regulations concerning garnishments and what records to retain. Learn how to properly prepare for and complete year-end including required year end memos and notices, Form W-2 submission and corrections, and Form 940 reporting.

The American Payroll Association has approved these programs, course codes 13BDU1301- 13BDU1305, each for 8 Recertification Credit Hours (RCH).

Courses: ORGU 0018, ORGU 0019, ORGU 0020, ORGU 0021, ORGU 0022
October 6, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 8, 2015

February 9, 2015 - June 14, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2015

October 5, 2015 - February 7, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 25, 2015

Time

  • Flexible (fully online)     

Location

  • Online

Tuition and Materials

ORGU 0018
Member: $157.50*
Non-Member: $175
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ORGU 0019
Member: $157.50*
Non-Member: $175
Book included

ORGU 0020
Member: $157.50*
Non-Member: $175
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ORGU 0021
Member: $157.50*
Non-Member: $175
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ORGU 0022
Member: $157.50*
Non-Member: $175
Book included

Materials purchased through Lulu.com are $59 each and will be shipped from the publisher to the student upon purchase. Shipping takes 3-5 business days. Students may request a PDF file of the book through the instructor once purchased from the publisher.

*Only discount available is for current APA Members. Prior to registering, please email a scanned copy of your Official APA Membership Card or receipt to exedbmt@brandman.edu for your discount code to use at registration.