Payroll Ethics 2021

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW21J1044

  •  The definition of payroll ethics
  •  The ways in which ethical considerations reach payroll processing
  • The importance of confidentiality in all payroll matters
  • Data security and privacy in physical place and in conversation
  • Equal treatment for all employees
  • Management of processes to ensure fairness, timely pay and accuracy
  •  Separation of duties among team members
  •  How to address errors and preventing future ones

Overview of the webinar

Payroll is a complex process with regulation and oversight from multiple governmental agencies.  The complexity of the required compliance makes it especially important that practitioners understand the concepts of confidentiality, fairness and accuracy as it applies to employee pay.  Ensuring that all Federal, state and local rules are applied across the board is a primary responsibility of the payroll team.  The webinar will review and discuss the ethical concepts underlying a focused and high-performing payroll team, while also touching on data privacy and security.

Who should attend?

  • Payroll Associate
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Payroll Manager

Why should you attend?

  • The meaning of ethics as it applies to payroll
  • Understanding all the aspects of attitudes and processes that affect payroll ethics
  • The crucial place of confidentiality in payroll data and communications
  • Adapting measures to ensure compliance
  • How segregation of team duties assists in ethical practices

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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