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Travel Pay: Handling It Correctly (New Edition) (HRM853D)

Presented by: Vicki M. Lambert, CPP
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Pre Recorded Webinar
100 minutes
Event Description
2.0 Credits
1.5 Credits
2.0 CPE

How To Comply with Travel Pay Requirements Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Today, one of the major concerns of your payroll department should be how to compensate employees for the hours they spend travelling on business. Noncompliance lawsuits are becoming increasingly commonplace as employers try to keep up pace with recent changes in federal and state wage and hour rules. Also, economic pressures on employers and employees create a situation where compliance may be disregarded leading to massive penalties and fines-especially if travel time results in overtime being owed to the employee.

It's not just the DOL that is interested in ensuring that you comply with Travel Pay regulations, the IRS also takes a great interest when employees are reimbursed for travel pay. It has strict regulations on when employees can be paid for travel expenses without it being considered wages.

This webinar by expert speaker Vicki M. Lambert, CPP will focus on Travel Pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It will act as a great resource of information and knowledge for your payroll as well as your HR department. You will learn when to pay employees for travelling and when not, as well as get answers to the following:

  • When commuting is considered hours worked and when is it not?
  • When an employee is called out on an 'emergency' is he entitled to Travel Pay for travelling a substantial distance?
  • When advance notice has been given, should that be included in hours worked?
  • Does travelling outside of the employee's normal work hours constitutes hours worked?
  • What if the employee travels overnight or all in a day's work-which one must be paid for and why?
  • What do to when state requirements differ from the federal?
  • Is your company using the per diem method or the accountable plan method?
  • Do you even need a method for reimbursing employees for travel expenses?
  • What about reimbursement for travel such as mileage, hotels, etc?
  • How auto allowances must be handled to ensure compliance with IRS regulations?

Session Highlights

  • What you must pay and why you must Travel Pay
  • Paying Travel Pay correctly and compliantly-What are the best practices?
  • Learn which employees need to be paid and when it needs to be done
  • How handling payroll compliance and travel pay issues correctly can keep wage and hour claims at bay?
  • Handling multistate, federal and state laws conflict issues in Travel Pay
  • How travel pay affects overtime calculations-travel pay differences for exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Special circumstances eligible for Travel Pay
  • Travel reimbursement taxation and auto allowances under IRS rules

Who Should Attend

Payroll and human resources professionals who must handle travel pay for employees.

About Our Speaker(s)

Vicki M. Lambert | Payroll Training SpeakerVicki M. Lambert CPP
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™ a firm specializing in the training of payroll professionals. With over three decades of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert is a sought-after and respecte... More info

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