Training for Payroll Professionals

The Payroll Training Center offers a variety of payroll seminars, webinars, and online payroll training courses, as well as the Certified Payroll Administrator designation. To find your payroll training courses, either select from the icons or topics listed below, or from the menu-bar items above.

Today's Featured Payroll Courses

Certified Payroll Administrator
The Certified Payroll Administrator includes all aspects of payroll and training, including numerous examples, administrative tips, and interactive Q&A with answer rationales to help provide valuable insight into compliance requirements while testing your comprehension and application of the learned material! Being self-paced, the courses also allow you to earn at your own pace without time out of the office!
Garnishments, Child Support Orders, And Other Levies
This training session gives you tools to better understand the responsibilities that a company has regarding garnishments, Child Support orders, and levies under state and federal guidelines such as Consumer Credit Protection Act, IRS levy requirements, and state-specific levy and garnishment withholding requirements.
Multi-State Payroll Tax Compliance
Many states have become aggressive when enforcing their non-resident state income tax withholding rules, and state payroll tax auditors are now questioning whether or not you have workers "performing services" in their state. By attending this audio conference you will learn taxation and reporting requirements for all states where your organization has employees working - or in some cases - living.
How To Do A Payroll Audit - Former Auditor's Expert Advice
Learn how to audit your payroll department to not only catch potential mistakes – however inadvertent – but also save your organization some fines or penalties.
Paycheck Fundamentals Training & Certification Program
The Paycheck Fundamentals Training & Certification Program helps beginning and intermediate HR professionals learn the basic payroll requirements, as well as How to properly handle deferred compensation, cafeteria plan, sick pay, and other compensation. How to correctly handle stock options, expense reimbursements, relocation, and other "expenses" and How to follow the proper policies, procedures, and documentation requirements for garnishments and levies.
Workers' Comp 101: The Whats, Whens, And Whys
This 90 minute training session will provide you and/or your team with a better understanding of how workers’ comp works, plus how you can directly impact claim outcomes and costs.
Payroll Records: What To Keep, What To Toss
This audio conference covers the rules for identifying, filing, retaining, protecting, and destroying your important payroll records.
Payroll Requirements For Terminated Employees
Paying an ex-employee involves not just distributing the ex-employee's final paycheck, but knowing how to properly handle and tax any severance or other benefits due, then integrating these payments with compliance regulations under COBRA or the Stimulus Act. By attending, you also will learn how to handle more-advanced issues such as requirements for death payments, legal settlements, and stock options.
Payroll Reporting Training & Certification Program
The Payroll Reporting Requirements Training & Certification Program helps beginning and intermediate HR professionals learn the basic payroll requirements as well as how to properly complete and file all required reporting requirements. How to correctly complete year end requirements, and how to correctly establish the year-beginning requirements.
Internal Investigations Certificate Program ™
Available via in-person and video conference formats - or we can come to you!

By attending, you'll learn how to properly handle a workplace or internal investigation, including the when, why, and how to conduct internal investigations and best practices for interviewing, documenting, and reporting.
Tips For Tracking, Monitoring, And Managing Your Workers' Comp Claims
Join us for a 90-minute audio conference when our expert reviews successful strategies for tracking, monitoring, and managing your workers' comp claims at work.
How To Handle Background Checks That Come Back With Arrests Or Convictions
This audio conference focuses on some of the most-common background check challenges many hiring managers face.
Compensation Training & Certification Program
This comprehensive course covers everything from the factors that influence compensation plan design to the various types of compensation plans available, and even includes special sections on analyzing and evaluating jobs, performing market surveys, writing job descriptions, and communicating and evaluating your plan.
How To Get Payroll Penalties Waived
In this audio conference, we will arm you with all you need to know in order to submit a penalty waiver request and hopefully enable you to receive the waiver.
How To Document Your Payroll Procedures
Every payroll professional knows that they must ensure that all employees are paid accurately, that contracts and wage and hour laws are adhered to, and that each paycheck is taxed properly.
Certified Payroll Manager
Among all the internal operations of contemporary U.S. businesses, perhaps none is subject to as many governmental regulations and requirements as payroll. Originally a technical skill, payroll today is a professional discipline. Now you can enhance your skills with a "Certified Payroll Manager" designation.

What Are The Most-Common Errors In Payroll Administration?

Payroll administration involves a complex set of tasks, and errors can occur at various stages. Some of the most common errors in payroll administration include:
  • Incorrect Classification of Employees:
    Misclassifying employees as independent contractors or vice versa can result in errors in tax withholding and benefits administration.
  • Data Entry Mistakes:
    Simple typos or incorrect inputs such as hours worked, hourly rates, or employee details can lead to significant errors in payroll calculations.
  • Missed Deadlines:
    Failing to process payroll on time can lead to late payments, penalties, and disgruntled employees.
  • Overtime Calculation Errors:
    Incorrectly calculating overtime pay, especially for non-exempt employees, can lead to underpayment and compliance issues.
  • Failure to Account for Deductions and Taxes:
    Forgetting to deduct employee contributions for benefits, retirement plans, or taxes can result in inaccurate paychecks.
  • Compliance Violations:
    Failing to comply with federal, state, and local labor laws, such as minimum wage laws, overtime regulations, and tax requirements, can lead to penalties and legal issues.
  • Making or Correcting Errors
    Payroll rules for garnishments, multi-state documentation, reporting, and more are complex, so you need to either get trained or keep updated.
  • Inadequate Record Keeping:
    Poor record-keeping practices can make it challenging to track employee hours, benefits, and tax information accurately.
  • Not Updating Payroll Software:
    Using outdated or improperly configured payroll software can result in miscalculations and errors in payroll processing.
  • Failure to Account for Leaves and Absences:
    Not accurately tracking leaves, vacations, sick days, and other absences can lead to incorrect payments.
  • Communication Errors:
    Miscommunication between HR, finance, and payroll departments can result in errors in employee data and payroll processing.
To minimize these errors, organizations should invest in robust payroll systems, provide adequate training to payroll administrators, regularly review payroll processes, and stay updated with changes in regulations and tax laws. Additionally, implementing checks and balances, such as reconciling payroll reports and conducting audits, can help identify and correct errors before they escalate.

Why Purchase HR Training Courses From

There are several reasons why someone might choose to purchase HR training courses from Here are some potential reasons:
  • Quality Content:
    The courses offered by are developed and delivered by industry experts, ensuring high-quality content that is accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive.
  • Specialization: offers specialized HR training courses tailored to specific industries or job roles on multiple topics - from Garnishments to Multi-State Taxation to Recordkeeping and more, ensuring that the content is relevant and applicable to the learner's needs.
  • Flexibility: offers a variety of course formats, such as self-paced modules, live webinars, or recorded sessions, providing flexibility to accommodate different learning preferences and schedules.
  • Avoid Errors:
    Instead of guessing, payroll training courses help ensure that you are correctly following the myriad of payroll rules and requirements.
  • Certification:
    Completing payroll certification courses through can enhance your credentials and career prospects in the field.
  • Reputation:
    Having provided training to payroll professionals for almost 20 years, has a great reputation within the payroll industry, with positive reviews and testimonials from satisfied learners who have benefited from their courses.
  • Convenience:
    Whether in-person, virtually, or online, our training courses offer the convenience of learning from anywhere with an internet connection, allowing learners to study at their own pace and on their own schedule.

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Top FAQs

In addition to ensuring that your employees are paid correctly and on time, "Payroll" has numerous time and reporting requirements. The primary payroll areas include paychecks, reporting, operations, and management.
Payroll is much more than just handing out paychecks, and includes a variety of responsibilities such as handling garnishments, travel pay, multi-state taxation, unclaimed paychecks, and much more in a timely and accurate fashion.
While many payroll-related regulations are federally-governed, there also are many state requirements, including those for handling garnishment, final paychecks, and unclaimed paychecks. Each state's requirements differ in the details, so be sure to check your state's requirements by clicking the applicable link(s) at the bottom of this page.
Payroll Administrators must be able to:
  • Properly "classify" workers
  • Apply the various exemptions
  • Calculate gross pay and properly make deductions
  • Correctly identify, pay, and withhold taxes for employees
  • Administer deferred compensation, cafeteria plan, sick pay, and other compensation
  • Handle stock options, expense reimbursements, relocation, and other "expenses"
  • Follow the proper policies, procedures, and documentation requirements for garnishments and levies
  • Properly complete and file all required reporting requirements
  • Correctly complete year-end requirements and establish year-beginning requirements
  • Implement and maintain fraud, audit, disaster recovery, and record retention processes and procedures
In business since the mid-1990's, we have over 25 years of experience delivering high-quality training content via seminar, webinar, online, and other formats. Each of our courses are delivered by an industry expert who will share his or her years of experience to help you be in compliance, smarter, and more productive, and almost all offer SHRM and HRCI credits.
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