Payroll in the Pandemic: How to Provide Your Employees Pay Support

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  • 90 minutes

Back in 1999 with Y2K looming on the disaster horizon many payroll departments were coerced into creating elaborate and multileveled disaster plans that may have even included guarding offices in case of riots and having enough currency on hand to pay all employees in cash.  But when Y2K turned out to be a dud many of these disaster plans were shelved—perhaps a bit too quickly.  Because 20 years later after experiencing power outages in the Northeast, severe storms in the Midwest, massive and more frequent hurricanes, devastating wildfires in California, the horrible events of 9-11, and now a world-wide pandemic, it has become all too clear that disaster recovery plans must be a critical part of any payroll department’s long-range planning. Payroll professionals are all too aware that any business disruption—nature or manmade—can not only short circuit paychecks and third-party transactions but also expose the company to penalties and fines for noncompliance in paying employees or in reporting and remitting payroll reports and employment taxes.

In this webinar expert speaker, Vicki Lambert will discuss, in-depth what is required for the payroll department to continue operating properly during disaster situations. We will provide guidelines for creating a disaster program, identify critical elements necessary for a successful program and provide sample charts explaining critical functions.

Session Highlights:

  • Establishing a new disaster plan

  • Improving an existing plan

  • Identifying the critical functions that must be done

  • Identifying the processes that can wait

  • Handling the physical side of disaster including moving offices and staff

  • Preparing for remote working from home

  • Identifying who are key personal and who are not

  • Including the human factor of a disaster—taking care of personnel

  • Keeping prepared on a daily basis including Backing up files and storing off-site Cross-training payroll staff and establishing back up team so Keeping manuals and other materials up to date Keeping disaster emergency kits full and fresh

Why You Should Attend:

After witnessing the catastrophic effects of Coronavirus (covid-19) and other disasters, there’s a good chance you are thinking “What if a natural disaster disrupted my operations?”

Certainly, no corner of the United States is spared from natural disasters, including pandemic Coronavirus, tornadoes, earthquakes, or wildfires. But is your business ready to handle what Mother Nature could throw at it?

But what about your employees? What are the rules for paying employees during this difficult period? Are there better ways to manage your payroll to avoid disruption to your valued staff?

Who Should Attend:

  • Payroll Executives/Managers/Administrators/Professionals/Practitioners/Entry Level Personnel

  • Human Resources Executives/Managers/Administrators

  • Accounting Personnel

  • Business Owners/Executive Officers/Operations and Departmental Managers

  • LawmakersAttorneys/Legal Professionals

  • Any individual or entity that must ensure the continued smooth and efficient operation of the payroll function before, during and after a disaster strikes

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience

Vicki  Lambert

Vicki Lambert

Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™, a firm specializing in payroll education and training. The company offers a payroll news service which keeps payroll professionals up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations. 

With over 35 years of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert has become the most 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 that have been attended by executives and professionals from some of the most prestigious firms in business today.

A pioneer in electronic and online education, Ms. Lambert 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. She is also the Program Developer, Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Facilitator for the Certificate in Payroll Practice and Management Program offered by Cengage Learning / Ed2Go through hundreds of colleges and universities across the country.

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