Payroll Deductions: What Can and Cannot be Deducted from an Employee's Wages

Vicki M Lambert
Jan 15, 2020 - 01:00 PM EDT
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This training program will discuss what can and what cannot be deducted from an employee’s regular paycheck as well as their final one. The course will offer a brief overview of child support and its limits, federal and state tax levies, credit garnishments that can be honored, voluntary wage assignments for payday loans, and several other related topics.

Course "Payroll Deductions: What Can and Cannot be Deducted from an Employee’s Wages" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1.5 Credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program”.

Why Should You Attend:

In payroll we calculate the gross wages of an employee by meticulously following strict regulations on what must be or must not be counted as hours worked and taxable income. We pay the employee their net paycheck only by the payment method that is permitted. But what about in between? When it comes to deducting from the employee’s gross wages to achieve the net income, are you also adhering strictly to the rules?

Failure to follow the regulations pertaining to employee wage deductions can result in substantial penalties and interest. This 90 minute presentation will offer attendees insight into how to protect your company and stay compliant with laws regarding employee wage deductions.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Taxes—which are mandatory, which are a courtesy, and which ones the employee controls
  • Child support—the limits but not beyond
  • Tax levies—federal and state
  • Creditor garnishments—how many can you honor and how often
  • Voluntary wage assignments for payday loans—when are they required to be honored
  • Handling fringe benefits such as health insurance or group term life
  • Uniforms—when the employer pays for it and when the employee furnishes it
  • Meals—when they become part of the employee’s wages
  • Lodging—when it is part of the employee’s wages and when is it a perk
  • Shortages—the employee came up short so they have to cover that right?
  • Breakage—you broke it so you have to pay for it, legal or not
  • Overpayments—the employee was overpaid so you can just take the money back or can you?
  • Advanced vacation pay—the employee knows the vacation hours were advanced so we can take them back when the employee quits, can’t we?
  • Loans to employees: what terms can be set while the employee is still active and what can be taken when the employee terminates
  • Employee purchases—active employees and terminated employees
  • Anti-wage theft laws and the states

Who Will Benefit:

  • Payroll Professionals
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Business Owners
  • Lawmakers
  • Attorneys
  • Any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and technicalities within the payroll process
Webinar Events
Attend Live Webinar
Jan 15, 2020 - 01:00 PM EDT

Duration: 90 Minutes

Single Attendee


Group of 3 to 5


Group of 6 to 10 + DVD-USB


Training CD-DVD

Physical CD-DVD of recorded session will be despatched after 72 hrs on completion of payment


Recorded video

Recorded video session



Speaker: Vicki M Lambert,

Vicki M. Lambert, CPP is president and academic director of The Payroll Advisor a firm specialized in the training of payroll professionals. 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


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