I enjoyed the flexibility to work around my schedule and knowing that the support was available should I need it.
The timeliness of my facilitators responses was excellent! Everything was great.
The online course allowed me to complete the course in the convenience of my home. The facilitator and support were both helpful and timely with resolving inquiries and submitting test scores.
My instructor, Laurie Fagundes is very knowledgeable and has given me great support throughout the entire course. I am very satisfied with the whole thing.
Laura Fagundes was always available and was so timely in responding to my questions. I am appreciative of a facilitator that was so professional and helpful in explaining concepts when I needed the assistance.
I enjoyed learning! I was able to apply some of the things I had learned immediately. The course also challenged me to think outside of the box at different times as well.
I found all aspects of the course to be enjoyable. I really got a good feel for the material and how it applied to real life. The method in which the portions on state taxation and payroll were delivered was particularly useful as it allowed me to investigate the payroll laws and tax laws for a state of my choosing which I would research throughout the remainder of the course (I chose my state of residence, California for the project).
I liked the fact that the course was self paced. Being a mom of three and a military spouse dealing with a deployment during this course, it really helped working at your own pace.
This experience was wonderful in every way; learning, facilitator, and the support that I received. The facilitator always demonstrated expertise and professional experience in the subject. The facilitator's responses to inquiries were timely and appropriate. Administration and support staff at Education To Go were accommodating. Thank you for making possible this online course. I think this online course has everything you need for an efficient and effective learning.
Course Code: GES409
Learn the ins and outs of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). You’ll also learn the various payroll classifications of different types of workers from leased and common-law employees to independent contractors. Understand white collar exemptions and who is eligible for them.
Master the mathematics required to calculate gross pay. Learn how to calculate regular rate of pay as it’s affected by hours worked or overtime hours. Move on to understanding specialized payrolls, employees, and regulations.
Understand federal income tax laws. Cover withholding, deposit rules, and the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). Learn about state wages and hourly laws. You’ll also learn about the different types of taxes, state tax charts, and how to calculate multi-state taxation.
Understand the Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate (Form W-4). When learning about the W-4, you’ll cover withholding allowances, what constitutes as an invalid form, submitting forms, and W-4 forms for nonresident aliens. Then move on to discussing wages and compensation. During this section, you’ll learn about various types of compensation, supplemental wages, special compensation, and more. You’ll also learn how to calculate and create tax reports for different types of wages.
Understand the fundamentals of fringe benefits. Learn about pension plans, incentive matches, and tax preferred compensation for employees. Cover additional benefits you might encounter such as company car or aircraft, stock options, and educational assistance.
Learn how to verify and record employee information. Understand how to file and correct year-end tax forms. Master the fundamentals of payroll administration. Learn how to manage a payroll department by studying basic department procedures, learning how to audit for fraud, and knowing how to manage security operations.
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP is president and academic director of Vicki M. Lambert, LLC and www.thepayrolladvisor.com. These entities specialize in the education and training of payroll professionals. With over 37 years of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 25 years as an author and trainer, 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 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.
In addition, Ms. Lambert has written extensively on payroll administration and compliance issues for publishers such as John S. Wiley & Sons, Institute of Management & Administration (IOMA), Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), Thompson Publishing Group, and Commerce Clearing House (CCH). A partial list of titles of her major books and guides include, Complete Guide to Federal And State Payroll Compliance, Federal & State Wage/Hour Compliance Guide, Payroll: A Guide to Running an Efficient Department, Complete Guide to California Payroll Compliance, Garnishment: A Practical Guide, and Payroll Benchmarks & Analysis.
Ms. Lambert has also edited and contributed to numerous newsletters and magazines published by Thompson Publishing, IOMA, BNA, Aspen Publishing and others. Titles include “Employer’s Guide to Fringe Benefit Rules”, “Payroll Manager’s Report”, "Payroll Practitioner’s Monthly”,” Payroll Manager’s E-Alert”, “The Payroll Advisor” and many more.
To enroll in this program, you should be proficient in keyboarding, have a basic understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended), and have a command of English grammar and punctuation. No payroll or office work experience is required.
To qualify to sit for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam, administered by the American Payroll Association (APA), you must have been practicing a total of three (3) years out of the five (5) years preceding the date of the examination. The practice of payroll is defined as direct or related involvement in at least one of the following:
If you're interested in learning the skills to become a payroll professional, or if you'd like to update your knowledge in the field, this program is for you.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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