Monthly Meetings

2018_05: How to select a Payroll/HCM System

Overview 1.What are the most important elements to considering a new system? 2.What research shows as the keys to a successful selection process 3.Major Trends in our industry driving the payroll/HCM space 4.How are these trends impacting our day to day functions in the workplace? Handout Speaker: Casey Larson, Paylocity Director of Sales 14+ years industry experience; 10th year with Paylocity Opened the Minnesota Market for Paylocity HR consulting, benefits, payroll, HCM cloud Sales Manager, District Manager, Coach, Mentor Married 10 years to Sandy and have two children Speaker: Rick Dowda 12+ years industry experience; 3rd year with Paylocity HR consulting, benefits, and search expertise Business Owner, Coach, and Sales Manager Non-profit board member and volunteer Married to Tanya for 2...

2018_04: Professional Ethics in the Payroll Department & Developing an Unbeatable Team

Professional Ethics in the Payroll Department and the Workplace Overview How do companies provide guidance to employees? What types of ethical changes are in payroll? What resources are available to mitigate unethical behavior? Handout Speaker:Jessica Docken Principal, M.A., SPHR GO Intellectual Capital – GO HR With over 15 years of experience, Jessica is a hands-on strategic leader who is passionate about helping companies grow and maintain their maximum potential through their number one asset, their employees. She has proficiency in all areas of the HR function, working in a variety of industries including software technology, healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, and HR services. Jessica holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from St. Mary’s University and i...

2018_03: FLSA Exempt – Non Exempt Considerations and Other Emerging Issues

Overview New” Overtime Regulations for exempt employees Working Families Act – paid time off in lieu of overtime? Tip pooling New DOL Intern test Worker Classification – employee or independent contractor? Joint employment Related municipal action Handout Speaker: Penelope (Penny) J. Phillips Felhaber Larson Penny Phillips focuses exclusively on counseling and representing employers in all areas of employment law, including FMLA, wage and hour, and employment discrimination claims. She has spoken to companies and organizations throughout Minnesota, the Midwest and the United States. Register Now Meeting Logistics: ◾Date: March 15, 2018 ◾Time: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Ballroom SHARE

2018_02: Best Practices for Conducting an Employment Audit

Overview • How an HR Audit can make your job easier • Determining the scope and scale of an audit • Planning your audit project • Audit report structure • Ensure the audit findings result in action Handout Handout2 Speaker: Michael Hyatt With more than 15 years of progressive HR experience in multiple industries, Michael serves MRA members as the HR Government Affairs Director. He helps members by: Keeping current on employment and labor law trends and focusing on what members need to know. Providing guidance and interpretation on diverse employment, labor and compliance issues. Managing investigations and HR audits. Designing tools, communications and training to support members policies and programs. Michael earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology (Law & Criminology emphasis) from th...

2017_11: 2017 Year-End Information and 2018 Changes

Year-End Information and 2018 Changes This 1/2 day training session will help prepare you for a successful year-end. Who should attend: Human Resource, Accounting, Payroll staff and anyone else that works on year-end or that needs to know what is or is not taxable. Because year-end only comes around once a year, a refresher class is a must for anyone responsible for completing year-end. Agenda: 1. Taxable Income 2. Principle of Constructive Payment 3. Taxable and Nontaxable Compensation 4. Other Employer Provided Benefits 5. Withholding and Reporting Rules 6. Box by Box Instructions for 2017 Form W-2 7. Decision Chart for Retirement Box 8. Changes for FICA and Supplemental Rates 9. Changes for Per Diem Rates 10. Changes for Mileage Rates 11. Changes for Retirement Plans 12. Changes for Qua...

2017_09: An Overview of ICE Worksite Enforcement, E-Verify and Form I-9

Overview Working with Employers ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) Overview E-Verify Form I-9 Examining Documents Correcting Mistakes Summary/Things to remember Handout: none Speaker: Mary Hogan Mary has been the Community Relations Officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since September, 2016. Register Now Meeting Logistics: ◾Time: 7:30 – 12:00 ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Ballroom SHARE

2017_08: Employment Law Updates

August Meeting Topic: Employment Law Updates Employment Law – FMLA – Wage & Hour – Employee Misconduct – Discrimination Handout Speaker: James F. Olney, J.D. Senior Vice President | Senior HR Consultant james.olney@AssociatedBRC.com Register Now Meeting Logistics: ◾Time: 7:30 – 12:00 ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Ballroom SHARE

2017_07: Annual Business Meeting & Innovative Paycards

July Meeting Topic: Annual Business Meeting & Innovative Paycards Recent or Pending Regulatory Changes How Will You Stay Informed? Paycard Tools Handout Speaker: Dallas Wilfong Eastern Division Sales Manager rapid! PayCard Register Now   Meeting Logistics: ◾Time: 7:30 – 12:00 ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Ballroom SHARE

2017_06: Explaining Retirement Plans

June Meeting Topic: Explaining Retirement Plans Retirement Planning – Accumulation – Risk – Taxation – Distribution Handout Speakers: Ryan Ash & Greg Zuspann [Thrivent Financial] Register Now Meeting Logistics: ◾Time: 7:30 – 12:00 ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Ballroom SHARE

2017_05: The Bounce-Back Factor: Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Success

    DR. JERMAINE DAVIS WHO IS JERMAINE DAVIS? Growing up surrounded by violence and fear on the west side of Chicago, Jermaine changed the direction of his life by studying success, achievement, and leadership. Now he helps individuals, teams, and organizations thrive and succeed by teaching the principles and practices of Positive Interpersonal Interactions.™ Handout (.pdf) Handout (.pptx) **Register and bring a guest and we’ll enter your name in a drawing for a $50 Gift Card (must be present to win)** GC Winner: Beth Norcia Members were also treated two complementary copies of Dr. Davis’ book.  Among them were: Darcu Schmidt Mark Cotton Register now Meeting Logistics: ◾Time: 7:30 – 9:30 ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Locat...

2017_04: ACA: Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting [1/2 Day Meeting]

  Margaret Lett and Andrea Smith of the LeClair Group gave an interesting, informative, and educational presentation. April 1/2 Day Meeting Topic: ACA: Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Employer Shared Responsibility Provision What is Required? Applicable Large Employers (ALE’s) Look Back Measurement Periods Minimum Essential Coverage Reporting Requirements  Forms and Revisions Review of Codes and Changes Notices, Filings, and Due dates Employer shared responsibility payment Resources Best practices and lessons learned Q&A Handout 4.0 RCH LeClair Group | 6701 Upper Afton Road | Saint Paul, MN 55125 Register now Meeting Logistics: ◾Time: 7:30 – 12:00 ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Ballroom SHARE

2017_03: Social Media and the Payroll Pro

March Monthly Meeting Topic: Social Media and the Payroll Pro Handout Speaker: Christine Stolpe – Payroll Manager at Roku Current position responsibilities – Oversight of all payroll obligations for 450+ employees in North America; Maintain payroll information; Update payroll records; Pay employees; Prepare reports; Determine payroll liabilities; Balance the payroll accounts; Provide answers to questions and requests; Maintain payroll guidelines; Write and update policies and procedures; Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements; Maintain employee confidence and keep payroll information confidential; Maintain professional and technical knowledge; Complete operational requirements; Recruit, select, orient and train payroll employees; Maintain payroll staff job results. ...

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