Employee Travel Pay and Handle it Correctly 2019

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  • 90 minutes

"Understand how the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Portal to Portal Act affect employer travel pay policy"

Travel pay computations can be complex and confusing, even for experienced payroll professionals. The FLSA and state wage and hour laws require employers to pay employees for all hours worked and include all hours worked in computing overtime compensation. An employee's total hours include all time spent doing work for the employer including time spent traveling on behalf of the employer.

Different rules apply for commuting, travel away from the employee’s tax home, and local travel between work locations. Rules also vary based on whether the employee is driving a company or personal vehicle or using public transit, and whether the employee is exempt or non-exempt. Some states have enacted travel pay rules that differ from federal guidelines.

Join this session by expert speaker Patrick A Haggerty, where he will discuss what employers must know, which hours must be compensated, which payments must be included in the regular rate of pay, and how to compute the correct amount of overtime compensation.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand the importance of communicating travel pay and expense reimbursement policy to employees.

  • Distinguish between non-compensable commuting time and travel time that constitutes hours worked subject to compensation.

  • Know when employees are considered working while away from home.

  • Understand how the rules apply differently in different situations – Driver or passenger in a vehicle – exempt or nonexempt employee – during normal business hours or non-business hours – weekends or regular business days.

  • Know when expense reimbursement must be included in employee wages.

  • Distinguish between an accountable and non-accountable employee business expense plan.

Why You Should Attend:

Mistakes in computing time worked or overtime compensation may lead to wage and hour complaints and claims. Employers must know which hours must be compensated, which payments must be included in the regular rate of pay, and how to compute the correct amount of overtime compensation. It is important for employers to establish clear policies regarding employee business travel and communicate those policies to employees to assure compliance avoid problems.

Who Should Attend:

  • Payroll Supervisors and Personnel

  • Accounts Payable Supervisors and Personnel

  • Public Accountants

  • Internal Auditors

  • Tax Compliance Officers

  • Enrolled Agents

  • Employee Benefits Administrators

  • Officers and Managers with Tax Compliance Oversight

  • Company / Business Owners

  • Managers/ Supervisors

  • Public Agency Managers

  • Audit and Compliance Personnel / Risk Managers 

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

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Patrick Haggerty

Patrick Haggerty

Patrick Haggerty is a tax practitioner, author, and educator. His work experience includes non-profit organization management, banking, manufacturing accounting, and tax practice. He began teaching accounting at the college level in 1988. He is licensed as an Enrolled Agent by the U. S. Treasury to represent taxpayers at all administrative levels of the IRS and is a Certified Management Accountant. He has written numerous articles and a monthly question and answer column for payroll publications. In addition, he regularly develops and presents webinars and presentations on a variety of topics including Payroll tax issues, FLSA compliance, information returns, and accounting.

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