Wage & Hour

Tax Levies and Creditor Garnishments -- Managing the Coming Avalanche

Presented by Vicki M. Lambert
Recorded On: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
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Bad news: State and local governments continue to dig out of the worst shortfall in budgets in a decade.

Why should you care? Because government authorities are coming after delinquent tax dollars more aggressively than ever. So as a payroll professional, it is certain that you’ll have to process even more tax levies. And that’s not all. In hard economic times, creditors are using the courts to collect outstanding debts, which also means more administrative burdens for you.

In this 90-minute webinar, payroll expert Vicki M. Lambert, CPP will give you the latest information you need to know about handling and complying with tax levies and creditor garnishments. She’ll also cover how to prioritize between conflicting entities as well as federal and state compliance requirements, and give tips for reducing processing time and costs.

You’ll Learn:

  • The federal requirements a payroll department must know regarding each type of garnishment
  • How state requirements affect garnishments
  • How to handle terminated employees in regard to garnishments
  • How to determine the withholding under a federal tax levy
  • Proper processing for student loans and creditor garnishments
  • Best practices for communicating with employees and issuing parties
  • How to calculate the withholding for, and prioritize the order of, distributions when an employee has more than one type of garnishment
  • Best practices for processing garnishments in the payroll department

Who Should Attend:

  • Payroll managers and analysts
  • Accounting staff
  • CFOs and financial executive management
  • Controllers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Third-party administrators
  • Auditors
  • Business managers and supervisors
Vicki M. Lambert Vicki M. Lambert
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.