Vicki M. Lambert
Payroll Authority and Instructor
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 respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues. She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States as well as serving as an in-house trainer for businesses such as Sun Microsystems, Fox Studios, Disney, County of Riverside and the City of Hesperia. Ms. Lambert currently produces and presents payroll related audio seminars, webinars and webcasts for clients, APA chapters and business groups throughout the country. Ms. Lambert is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in Southern California and is the creator of and instructor for their Practical Payroll Online program, which is approved for recertification hours by the APA.
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Proper Handling of Multistate Taxation 2015
This webinar will explain the payroll best practices that multistate employers have to follow to comply with taxation and reporting requirements when the workforce is distributed across different states.
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Wage and Hour Law - California Style
This California Wage and Hour Compliance training will help you understand the complexities surrounding California Wage and Hour Law Compliance and how it affects the function of any payroll department or company that has employees in California.
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4 Key Payroll Practices 2015
This webinar discusses 4 Key Payroll Practices that will be crucial to the department in 2015. These practices will increase efficiency, cut costs, prevent fines and penalties for errors and help the department identify areas to focus on for improvement in 2015 and beyond.
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Form W-2 for 2015: All You Need to Know
The Form W-2 is a significant document that every payroll department must process. In this webinar Vicki M. Lambert will discuss the 2015 Form W-2 and the IRS’ requirements for completing, processing, submitting and correcting the form.
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The Essentials of Taxing and Reporting Insurance Benefits in 2015 and Beyond
This webinar covers the basics of handling insurances in the payroll department including, reviewing the requirements under the ACA for the 2015 reporting of health insurance. We will examine how to handle other types of health insurance plans such as HSAs or HRAs. We will discuss taxing and reporting life insurance, from simple group term life insurance to whole or split life insurance. We will cover the basics of third party sick pay to ensure that it is properly reported for this year. Finally we will briefly examine the role payroll plays in workers' compensation pay-outs and premium payments.
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Handling Unclaimed or Abandoned Wages: What Payroll Needs to Know 2015
It is every employer's responsibility to identify which paychecks have remained unclaimed by employees and to turn over these "unclaimed wages" to the appropriate state annually. But most employers are unaware of this requirement and are equally unaware of the penalties, fines and especially interest that can be levied against such employers by the state. The only way to avoid these huge penalties, fines and interest is for the payroll department to correctly identify all unclaimed wages, and report and remit them each year to the proper authorities.
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Payroll Record Keeping 2015
This webinar focuses on details at the Federal level for major laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Internal Revenue Code, and Child Support Enforcement. We will discuss how long records must be kept and in what format. We will review the records needed when a merger or acquisition has taken place and whether or Sarbanes-Oxley is still relevant when it comes to record keeping. We will also review how to keep the data secure to ensure that what is retained is safe and intact when and if it is ever requested.
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Payroll Deductions: What Can and Cannot be Deducted from an Employee's Wages
This webinar discusses regulations pertaining to deductions from employee wages. In payroll, we calculate the gross wage of an employee by meticulously following strict regulations on what must be or must not be counted as hours worked and taxable income. We pay the employee their net paycheck only by the permitted payment method. But when it comes to deducting from the employee's gross wages to achieve the net income are you also adhering strictly to the rules? This webinar will guide you more on payroll deductions.
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Changing Payroll Frequencies: How It Can Be Done
This webinar discusses the legal requirements and the best practices that will be needed when an employer is investigating, contemplating, or initiating a change in payroll frequency.
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Payroll Pitfalls - Don't Fall into the Trap of these Five Areas of Payroll
Payroll rules and regulations in today's world are complex and constantly changing. With that said, amazingly it isn't always the big ticket items that lead to compliance problems and audits. It could be as simple as the misunderstanding of a wage and hour term such as "regular rate of pay" that can cause massive penalties. Or not knowing that you are responsible for reporting stale payroll checks that can lead to huge fines. Or maybe accounts payable is paying an auto allowance that should be taxable but tax has not been withheld that will lead to IRS audits. The problem is while trying to keep your eyes on the payroll horizon you may fall right into a compliance pit. But that doesn't have to happen. By understanding and knowing what to look for you can avoid the 5 biggest payroll pitfalls and keep on the smooth path.
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Preparing for Year End 2014 and Year Beginning 2015
This webinar concentrates on preparing the department for the end of the calendar tax year and the new-year processing. Topics include reconciling, completing and submitting Form W-2 federal and state; update to annual changes from the IRS, SSA, DOL and on the state level; and best practices that will help make the Year End and year beginning go smoother. But preparing for Year End should not begin in October or November.
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Employee Travel Pay - Right Handling
This webinar concentrates on the requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on when to pay employees for traveling, how to handle travel pay rightly.
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Handling Payroll Overpayments Correctly
This webinar discusses the issues that arise when an overpayment has been made in the payroll department. It addresses the requirements that must be followed for recouping the overpayment under IRS and wage and hour regulations.
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Dealing with the IRS and Other Government Agencies
This webinar discusses the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to communicate effectively with the IRS and other government entities.
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California Wage and Hour Law Compliance: Payroll Unique to the Golden State
This 90 minute California Wage and Hour Compliance training will help you understand the complexities surrounding California Wage and Hour Law Compliance and how it affects the function of any payroll department or company that has employees in California.
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Tax Levies and Creditor Garnishments: What Payroll Must Know to Stay in Compliance
This 90 minute webinar concentrates on processing garnishments in the payroll department other than child support. It covers the federal rules for creditor garnishments, the IRS rules for federal tax levies, the various aspects of state tax levies, the key points for processing state creditor garnishments, student loans and how to handle voluntary wage assignments such as payday loans.
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Child Support: What Payroll Doesn’t Know Can Hurt You
This webinar focuses on child support garnishments and includes best practices for processing child support in a payroll department. The webinar includes the rules and regulations governing child support as well as calculation examples.
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What AP Needs to Know About Payroll and Vice Versa
This webinar concentrates on how payroll and accounts payable must work together to ensure compliance with taxation and reporting requirements under the Internal Revenue Code for all payments made in accounts payable to employees. It discusses how, by working together all year round and not just at year end, results in optimum efficiency for both departments. It also ensures that both departments are handling the taxation and/or reporting of payments in total compliance with applicable tax laws.
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Form W-4 for 2014: Best Practices and Compliance Requirements
This webinar discusses the 2014 Form W-4 and the IRS’ requirements for completing, processing, submitting and correcting the form.<br/><br/>
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The Essentials of Third Party Sick Pay: What Payroll Must Know to Tax and Report Correctly
This webinar discusses the proper taxation and reporting of the fringe benefit known as third party sick pay. It discusses what is and is not third party sick pay, how the taxation is affected by the status of the provider (is or is not the employer’s agent), when this type of payment is taxable and/or reportable and who is responsible for this taxation and reporting.
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Changing Payroll Frequencies: How It Can Be Done
This webinar discusses the legal requirements and the best practices that will be needed when an employer is investigating, contemplating, or initiating a change in payroll frequency.
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Fringe Benefits: Section 132 and Beyond
This webinar discusses the proper taxation, if any for many of the various fringe benefits offered under Internal Revenue Code 132 and beyond. This includes such items as cell phones, prizes and awards, holiday gifts, employee discounts, small (De Minimis) cash and noncash items and employee achievement awards.
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Form W-2 for 2014: All You Need to Know
This webinar discusses the 2014 Form W-2 and the IRS’ requirements for completing, processing, submitting and correcting the form.
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Key Practices for 2014
This webinar discusses 4 Key Payroll Practices that will be crucial to the department in 2014. These practices will increase efficiency, cut costs, prevent fines and penalties for errors and help the department identify areas to focus on for improvement in 2014 and beyond.
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Form 941 for 2014: All You Need to Know
This webinar covers the IRS Form 941 and its accompanying Form Schedule B for 2014. It discusses what is new for the form in 2014 and covers the requirements for completing each form line by line. It includes the filing requirements and tips on reconciling and balancing the two forms. The webinar also covers the forms used to amend the returns.
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Overtime: California Style
This webinar discusses the wage and hour requirements for calculating and paying overtime in the golden state.
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The 10 Most Common Misconceptions about Payroll and How to Avoid Them
This webinar discusses 10 areas of wage and hour law that when misunderstood or applied incorrectly causes employees to be paid incorrectly with the resulting penalties, fines and interest. Some of these misconceptions can even cause the employer to overpay employees forcing unnecessarily higher labor costs.
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Multistate Taxation: What Payroll Must Know Now
This 90 minute webinar focuses the best practices and requirements needed to properly deduct and/or pay the state income tax, local taxes, and state unemployment insurance for an employee who lives and works in two separate states or who works in two or more states.
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Preparing For Year-End 2013 and Year Beginning 2014
This 90 minute webinar focuses the best practices and requirements needed to successfully close out the calendar tax year 2013 and to begin the new payroll processing calendar year 2014.
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California Wage and Hour Law Compliance: Payroll Unique to the Golden State
This 90 minute California Wage and Hour Compliance training will help you understand the complexities surrounding California Wage and Hour Law Compliance and how it affects the function of any payroll department or company that has employees in California.
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W-2s vs. 1099s Who Should and Should Not be an Independent Contractor
This 90 minute webinar focuses in on classifying workers as either employees or independent contractors under the IRS and Department of Labor rules and regulations.
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