Handling Travel Pay: Payroll’s Rules of the Road

webinar Handling Travel Pay: Payroll’s Rules of the Road

You Will Learn:

  • How to determine what you must pay for and why
  • Methods for identifying which employees have to be paid…and when
  • IRS requirements for taxing travel expenses
  • How to keep wage and hour claims at bay
  • How travel pay affects overtime calculations


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Are you sure you know when to pay it, how to pay it, and how to tax it?

Whether it’s from job site to job site throughout the day or across the country on a multi-day trip, you may have to compensate your employees for some or all of the time spent traveling.

With the recent changes in federal and state rules and the explosion of wage and hour litigation, now’s the time take a good hard look at your company’s travel time pay policies and practices to ensure they comply with the law… a simple mistake can spark anything from a mild complaint to a full-blown class-action lawsuit.

Remember, it’s not just the DOL that’s interested in travel pay. The IRS also has strict regulations on when employees can be paid for travel expenses without it being considered wages.

Learning Objectives

This practical webinar discusses the rules and regulations that must be followed when paying an employee for travel pay, including:

  1. What is travel pay,
  2. Best practices for handling the payments,
  3. How it affects overtime calculations,
  4. What’s required on the state level, and
  5. Requirements for taxing travel expenses under IRS rules.

During this compliance focused session, you will learn:

  • Travel pay requirements—What you must pay for and why
  • Best practices for paying travel pay correctly
  • Which employees have to be paid…and when
  • Payroll Compliance and travel pay issues—keeping wage and hour claims at bay
  • What to do when federal and state laws conflict and handling multiple state conflict issues
  • How travel pay affects overtime calculations—travel pay differences for exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Special circumstances that may require travel payment
  • What are per diems
  • When travel payments are taxable
  • Accountable and non-accountable plans

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Vicki M. Lambert, CPP.
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP.
"The Payroll Advisor"

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. 

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