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Aug 15, 2019

August Chapter Dinner Meeting: Payroll

Speaker:  Tom Lambert, Wespac. CLU, ChFC, Vice-President, Senior Consultant & Advisor, WESPAC. Since the early ’80s, Tom has embraced the vision of multi-financial disciplines in order to better serve the small and mid-sized business owners, traditional to the core of WESPAC’s practice.

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Aug 23, 2019

2019 Virtual Congress & Expo is On Demand through 8/23/2019

The 2019 Virtual Congress & Expo is an online experience that comes complete with educational workshops, a full-service Expo, and plenty of engaging virtual interaction and networking opportunities with fellow professionals and industry expert service providers.

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Sep 2, 2019

National Payroll Week, September 2-6

National Payroll Week, September 2-6, celebrates America’s employees and the payroll professionals who pay them. The APA, it’s local chapters, and others in the payroll industry use the week as a platform to spread awareness of the payroll withholding system, to host community service projects, and to educate others on how paychecks are calculated and how to get the most out of their pay. Find out how you can join the celebration at www.nationalpayrollweek.com!

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Sep 12, 2019

 

Sep 14, 2019

Fall 2019 CPP & FPC Exam

Make the Certification Commitment
Fall 2019
Exam Window: *
September 14 –
October 12

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Sep 17, 2019

Mergers & Acquisitions Forum: Virtual Classroom

Ensure Compliance, Reduce Expenses
APA’s Mergers & Acquisitions Forum: Virtual Classroom covers every payroll and HR due diligence involved when companies merge together or break apart in divestiture.

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Oct 9, 2019

California Payroll Conference

Join us October 9th through 11th 2019 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina for this year’s three day conference.  We have an exciting line-up of new topics including critical payroll statutory updates, hot new trends in payroll best practices, and the ever evolving world of global payroll.

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Oct 17, 2019

October Chapter Meeting: Technology is Driving an Unstoppable Shift to On-Demand Pay

Speaker: Burke Rice is the Director of Sales for the Western US at rapid! PayCard. Burke brings to his role more than 25 years of sales, sales management, operational oversight, and entrepreneurial experience.

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What's New

Oct 31, 2017

401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $18,500 for 2018

The IRS has announced the cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limits on the benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans, as well as other items for tax year 2018. The dollar limit on employee elective deferrals to 401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) plans increases to $18,500 (up from $18,000) and the limit on catch-up contributions for individuals age 50 or over remains unchanged at $6,000.

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Oct 31, 2017

Social Security Wage Base Up to $128,700 for 2018

On October 13, the SSA announced that the 2018 social security wage base will be $128,700, an increase of $1,500 from $127,200 in 2017. All covered wages are still subject to the 1.45% Medicare tax. The maximum social security tax employees and employers will each pay in 2018 is $7,979.40, an increase of $93 from $7,886.40 in 2017.

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Oct 08, 2017

USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9, Instructions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated July 17, 2017) by September 18, 2017.

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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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