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Apr 24, 2018

2018 CPP/FPC Study Group

2018 CPP/FPC Study Group
Starts April 24th – August 28th 2018
Tuesdays – 6:00 to 8:30 pm

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Apr 24, 2018

2018 OCCAPA Study Group Schedule

July 3, 2018   HOLIDAY (NO CLASS)
July 10, 2018 SECTION 8   DEPOSITING AND REPORTING WITHHELD TAXES
July 17, 2018 SECTION 9   OTHER DEDUCTIONS FROM PAY
July 24, 2018 SECTION 10 RECORDKEEPING AND RECORD RETENTION
July 31, 2018 SECTION 11 PAYROLL ACCOUNTING

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Jul 1, 2018

Happy 4th of July – No Chapter Meeting

The OCCAPA will not have a July Chapter Meeting.  Save the date, Thursday, 8/16/2018 for our August Chapter Dinner Meeting 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Fountain Valley Claim Jumper.

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Jul 8, 2018

2018 Virtual Congress & Expo.

There’s no easier way to earn RCHs!

There’s still time to access the education, networking, and up to 15 RCHs– all at NO COST for APA members – with this year’s Virtual Congress & ExpoOn Demand through August 24, 2018.  Attend two days of exclusive industry-led workshops and general sessions, all without leaving the office. The 2018 Virtual Congress & Expooffers:

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Jul 26, 2018

Free Payroll Webinar- California Payrolls: Are They Really That Difficult?

Thursday, July 26
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Member Price: Free* 

Learn the latest on successfully navigating payroll rules in California, including the new California regular rate of pay calculation method. We’ll cover tough topics like California’s overtime wage payments, involuntary deductions, labor law issues, and California’s conformity to the IRC.

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Aug 15, 2018

Garnishments Forum

This one-day class provides a detailed overview of both federal and state garnishment laws and their impact on the payroll process. Learn which order has priority when multiple orders are received, how to handle out-of-state orders, how to calculate the amount to withhold from the employee’s pay, and much more.

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Aug 16, 2018

August Chapter Dinner Meeting: Garnishments and Child Support Orders

Speaker:  Anne Wrye, CPP, Orange County Department of Education. Anne is a member of the OCCAPA. Anne has been a payroll professional with the Orange County Department of Education for many years.

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Oct 18, 2018

October Chapter Meeting: 401(k) Testing and Audit Requirements

Speaker: Thomas C. Lambert, CLU, ChFC, VP/Senior Consultant & Advisor. Starting his career in the early ’80s, Tom has always served the financial and retirement objectives of small and mid-sized businesses. Tom’s history with WESPAC initially began in 1982, where he became a senior officer and principal by the late ’80s.

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Oct 24, 2018

2018 California Payroll Conference – Falling for Payroll

Registration is now open for the California Payroll Conference –  Falling for Payroll.
Join us October 24ththrough 26th at the Hyatt Regency Spa and Golf Course, in picturesque Monterey, CA. This year’s three-day conference will have exciting new topics covering critical payroll statutory updates, hot new trends in payroll best practices, and the ever evolving world of global payroll.
Room discounts are limited so make your reservations today!
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Sep 17, 2017

APA Helps Stop California Student Loan Garnishment Bill

In a win for APA, a California bill (S.B. 16) that would have tied student loan garnishment calculations to state and local minimum wage rates was voted down in a state Assembly vote of 38 to 24 in June, although the bill sponsor was given leave to try again later in this session to get the bill passed. APA’s lobbying effort began last February when it informed the Legislature that the proposed calculation method was inherently unfair to California residents.

 

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Sep 10, 2017

California, Virgin Islands Apply for Benefit Cost Rate Add-on Waiver

California and the Virgin Islands have applied to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for a Benefit Cost Rate (BCR; sometimes referred to as Benefit Cost Ratio) add-on waiver by the, deadline. California and the Virgin Islands are on the DOL’s updated list of potential Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) credit reduction states for 2017 [DOL, Potential 2017 Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reductions, rev. July 2017].

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Sep 04, 2017

Court Invalidates DOL’s Overtime Rule

Following up on its preliminary order issued last November, a Texas federal district court has ruled that the DOL’s rule, which would have increased the minimum salary threshold for exempt “white collar” employees from $455 to $913 per week, is invalid.

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Apr 02, 2017

IRS Issues 2017 Forms W-2, W-3, and Instructions

The 2017 Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, and the 2017 General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3, have been released by the IRS. A new Box 12 Code FF has been added to Form W-2.

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Apr 02, 2017

ACA Replacement Legislation Withdrawn

On March 24, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would have repealed and replaced many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was removed from consideration by the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives. The proposed legislation contained several payroll-related provisions. It is unclear whether Congress will attempt further changes to the ACA. Employers should continue to comply with the requirements of the ACA.

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Jan 14, 2017

Business Standard Mileage Rate Decreases to 53.5¢ in 2017

The IRS has announced that the business standard mileage rate for transportation expenses paid or incurred beginning January 1, 2017, will be 53.5 cents per mile, down 0.5 cents from the 54 cents-per-mile rate in effect during 2016 [Notice 2016-79, released 12-13-16].

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Jan 14, 2017

USCIS Publishes New Form I-9 and Instructions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated November 14, 2016) by January 22, 2017.

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Jan 14, 2017

Employers Should Start Planning for Upcoming Minimum Wage and Minimum Salary Increases

Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 3, raising California’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2022 (“SB 3”). Increases to the minimum wage begin January 1, 2017, when the minimum wage will rise to $10.50 per hour with increases scheduled through 2022. – See more at: http://aalrr.com/publications/alerts/qp/california-employers-should-start-planning-for-upcoming-minimum-wage-and-mi#sthash.pbP38aXO.dpuf

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