Payday Laws – By State

Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW21C0305

  • Pay Frequency
  • Paystub requirements
  • Direct deposit
  • Allowable Methods of Pay
  • Final Pay
  • Sick and Vacation Payout
  • Allowable deductions/liens
  • Recovering losses/theft
  • Minimum wage and tip credit
  • State Tax Withholding Forms
  • Multi-state taxation
  • Non-worked hour pay
  • Earned Income Credit Notification
  • Nexus and state withholding

Overview of the webinar

New Content added for 2021! Do you feel as though you’ve been thrown into the deep end of payroll without a rope?  This webinar will help.  State laws govern paycheck rules and may supersede Federal requirements. To understand the differences in these laws, the payroll professional needs a guide to payday rules and how they may vary from state to state. 

This webinar will touch on such topics as final paychecks, requirements around vacation and sick pay, frequency of paychecks, minimum wage, late or missing pay, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and legal deductions from pay.  We will look at how remote work affects state taxation for employees; many new rules have been put in place to cover remote work due to pandemic closings.  We will cover what happens when wages are garnished, and which types of garnishments states allow.  We’ll also review how to determine which takes precedence, state or federal law.

If you are a multi-state employer, or even if all your employees are in one state, these laws are important to any payroll professional.  To ensure that all employees are treated fairly, payroll teams need to be in the know about rules that affect payments to those employees.

Who should attend?

  • Payroll Associate
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Payroll Analyst

Why should you attend?

Are you new to payroll processing? Or have you recently been promoted to a new position with more responsibilities? How has the pandemic changed your workers’ locations?  Are there state withholding requirements changed?  Have you added new states for reporting? Are you up to date on all the rules for paychecks issued in your state? Do you know the requirements for employee salary payments in all your US locations? How do you handle final pay for a separated employee? Do you offer direct deposit – can you require a direct deposit for your employees? What items must appear on employee pay stubs?  Are there different rules for each state where you have employees?  For answers to these and other questions, take this webinar and receive valuable information that will help you be compliant in all states where you have employees. This webinar contains all-new content for 2021!

Faculty - Ms.Merle Capello

Merle Capello is an experienced Payroll Professional who can manage, train and elevate team members, enhancing their skills so that they can be leveraged to benefit clients.  Merle is a professional who works to improve processes, by additional knowledge and conforming to rules of compliance.  She is also an experienced procedure and policy developer who works to leave a better team behind than the one she finds.  Merle is a subject matter expert on compliance, payroll taxes, work rules and payroll best practices.  Merle offers consulting services for those who need a professional's advice and counsel.  In her more than 25 years of experience spearheading the development, enhancement, and transfer of payroll and HRIS operations, Merle has learned to provide team members with the guidance and motivation to exceed objectives. Merle enjoys the challenge of implementation and organizational change, using her analytical skills and her knowledge base to make the most prudent decisions for the team and for her clients.  Merle easily adapted to either running a department or advising a client on how best to run their department.  She can write step-by-step directions for processes if needed, or coach a team member to do so. Merle is also a longtime member of her professional organization, the American Payroll Association.  She held Advanced Payroll Certification for over 25 years.  


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03-17-2021- Payday Laws 2021.pdf


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