Payroll Fundamentals OnDemand Online Training

On Demand Webinar Credits HR Certification Institute, NASBA, AIPB, ASA, SHRM

Ensure the correct and timely handling of the largest expense of your company and the security of your greatest asset (the employee).

Navigating the many federal, state and local regulatory requirements that oversee the accurate and timely payment of employee wages require understanding each of the different steps in the company payroll process. Understanding how to identify the different employee types is a critical first step. Once the employee type is identified, calculating the wages for the compensable time (to include overtime) are essential to ensure an employee’s gross wages are accurate. One of the final steps in the payroll process will include various pay deductions, garnishments and employee taxation – all leading to the final net pay. The basic payroll cycle will close with the calculation and management of the tax liability payment processing and reporting. The accurate completion of each of these steps will ensure the correct and timely handling of the largest expense of your company and the security of your greatest asset (the employee).

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to define compensable time for different employee types.
  • You will be able to describe how garnishments and overtime are calculated.
  • You will be able to discuss the calculation and payment of employment taxes.
  • You will be able to explain overtime calculation to employees.


Defining Employee Status
  • Common Law Employee vs. Independent Contractors
  • Statutory and Non-Statutory Employees
  • Exempt vs. Nonexempt
Paying Employees
  • Minimum Wage Differences
  • Compensable Time
  • Calculating Overtime
Calculating the Paycheck
  • Allowable Deductions and Garnishments
  • Employee Taxation Calculations
  • Employer Liabilities and Payments
Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, payroll professionals, benefits professionals, accountants, presidents, vice presidents, business owners and managers, bookkeepers, controllers, and CFOs.

Your Instructor

Tricia Richardson
Tricia Richardson
  • President, Purposed Payroll Professional
  • Human capital management consultant, payroll and human resources best practices, regulatory compliance audits
  • Conducts regular webinars on all topics related to human capital management and payroll processes, regulatory compliance, and best practices
  • Regular contributor to Paytech Magazine
  • National speaker for the American Payroll Association, Payroll Certification Study Group Leader, Human Resource Certification Study Group Leader
  • Bachelor’s degree in management studies with a minor in psychology, University of Maryland University College


  • AIPB 1.5
  • This program is acceptable for 1.5 CPEC(s) towards the CB designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
  • CPP/FPC (Pending)
  • This seminar has been submitted to APA for RCH approval. PLEASE NOTE: To receive credit through the American Payroll Association if approved, you MUST use the streaming option and enable (and complete) the required progress checks.
  • ASA 1.5
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 continuing education hour(s) towards maintaining your ASA credential. Please contact ASA for more information at [email protected]
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Preferred ProviderSHRM 1.5
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit
  • National Registry of CPE SponsorsCPE 1.8 including Business Law 1.8
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Business Law for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of processing payroll. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.

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