Respect in the Workplace

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Harassment of any kind has no place in the workplace. As an employer, you are legally obligated to ensure the work environment is safe and free from any form of workplace harassment or sexual harassment. Join us for an informative webinar to discuss Ontario’s Bill 132 and the expanded definition of harassment, along with handling delicate workplace scenarios.

Dealing With an Additional Payday in a Taxation Year

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Every eleven years organizations processing payroll using a bi-weekly pay frequency can experience 27 pay periods. With a weekly pay frequency this may occur every seven years where there can be 53 weekly pay periods. Does this mean that employees may be getting an extra pay or will the employees experience a reduction in the amount they are being paid? Join us for this informative webinar to learn what this means and how to avoid these pitfalls.

Payment on Filing: What an Employer Needs to Know

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Have you received late remittance penalties due to statutory remittances made after year-end as a result of T4 year-end adjustments? Are you aware of the new legislative policy from CRA that will allow employers to make a final remittance as part of their year-end filing without incurring late payment penalties? A change is being introduced starting with the 2019 tax filing year, which will allow employers to make a final payment on filing under certain conditions. This new policy, called Payment on Filing (PoF), is the result of the CPA's advocacy initiatives.

Canada Pension Plan - Past, Current and Future

Archived:  Available until July 26, 2019

Canada’s Ministers of Finance reached an historic agreement on June 20, 2016 to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). While major changes were made in 2012 to the age an employee can stop and start their CPP contributions, the most recent enhancement is one of the most significant changes to CPP since its inception in 1965. What is happening in 2019 and beyond? The CPA will review the past, present and future of the CPP from a payroll perspective.

Developing Your Employee Handbook: Tips and Strategies

Archived: Available until August 22, 2019

Many payroll practitioners play a part in developing an employee handbook for their organizations — you may be expected to take the lead on developing, revising and updating your organization’s employee handbook, or perhaps you are being consulted on relevant policies. Whatever your level of involvement, it is important to have an understanding of how employment policies are drafted, revised and enforced, and recognize some of the potential legal pitfalls that go along with creating an employee handbook.

Fudging the Figures: Protecting Against Payroll Fraud

Archived: available until September 21, 2019

Most organizations will have to address issues related to fraud at some point. Given that prevention—rather than detection—is the best deterrent against fraud, this session led by a seasoned forensic accountant will explore what drives people to commit fraud, types of payroll fraud, and best practices in fraud prevention, detection and investigation.

The Bonus Tax Method Explained

Archived: available until October 17, 2019

Do you know which types of payments require the bonus tax method for determining income tax withholding? Are you frequently questioned by employees about the amount of tax withheld from bonuses? Join us for a 90 minute webinar to learn why the bonus tax method is used and gain some tips on formulating an easy-to-understand explanation for your employees.

The ROE and How It Affects EI Benefits

Archived: available until November 1, 2019

Do you know how the information you report on a Record of Employment (ROE) is used by Service Canada to determine an employee’s eligibility for EI benefits? Join us for a 90 minute webinar to review the key reporting requirements of the ROE, and learn how that information is used to determine eligibility for EI benefits.

Workforce Skills Development and Recognition Fund (WSDRF)

Archived:  available until January 17, 2020

Did you know: If you are a Quebec employer and your total payroll is over $2 million, you will need to invest a minimum of 1% of your total payroll as eligible training expenditures as your contribution towards the Workforce Skills Development and Recognition Fund (WSDRF)? Join the CPA for our webinar series lineup at your fingertips – just in time for Year-end.

Payroll Balancing and Reconciliation

Archived: Available until January 25, 2020

Reconciling and balancing Payroll information with your company's reports and general ledger is a critical step for the payroll professional, but one that is often overlooked.  Join us for an informative 90 minute webinar on Payroll Balancing and Reconciliation to learn what is required, guidelines to follow, and reconciliation procedures to set you up for success throughout the year. 

Dispelling the Myths on Conditions of Employment (Forms T2200/TP-64.3)

Archived: available until January 31, 2020

It's that time of year again, when employees may ask their employer to complete a T2200 and/or a TP-64.3 form. As a condition of employment, an employee may be required pay their own expenses while conducting business for their employer. In order to claim deductions for those expenses on their personal tax return the employee requires verification from their employer that this condition of employment exists.

Ontario Bill 47: ESA Changes and the Impact on Payroll

Archived: Available until February 15, 2020

Do you know which sections of Bill 148 has been repealed and what this means for employers? Join the CPA as we host a complimentary 60 minute webinar and 30 minute question and answer period with facilitators from the Compliance Services Department of the CPA and speakers from the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

British Columbia Employer Health Tax

Archived: Available until March 13, 2020

If you have British Columbia (B.C.) payroll you may be required to file and pay a new annual payroll tax online, employer health tax (EHT).  Join the Canadian Payroll Association and representatives from the Minister of Finance B.C. for an informative 90 minute webinar on calculating, reconciling and administering B.C. EHT.   

Managing Absenteeism

Archived: Available until March 28, 2020

If you manage or supervise people, you do expect workers to miss days due to illness (planned or unplanned). But do you know some of the factors that contribute to high absenteeism and how they affect an employee’s morale and your organization’s bottom line? During this webinar, we will discuss factors that contribute to high absenteeism and how performance management can help you track and monitor absenteeism before it becomes problematic.

Correcting Payroll Errors and Repayment of Salary or Wages

Archived: Available until April, 10, 2020

Most payroll practitioners have, at one time or another, had to deal with a payroll error or have been tasked with recovering a repayment of salary or wages. Both CRA and RQ have introduced new requirements for employers on correcting overpayments. This informative webinar will provide you with the most recent legislative changes and assist you and your organization in implementing payroll best practices regarding the administrative requirements under the most common situations employers may encounter.

Weed in the Workplace

Archived: available until April 24 2020

In late 2018, Canada legalized recreational cannabis. How will this impact your organization? During this webinar, we will discuss the challenges of managing cannabis in the workplace and its potential impacts on employers and employees. This is a great opportunity for employers to gain insight on the impairment effects of cannabis and better understand how these effects can impact your organization and staff.

Payroll Continuity Planning: How Prepared Is Your Organization?

Archived: available until May 15, 2020

Would your organization’s payroll be impacted by major events like a fire, natural disaster or pandemic? Paying employees accurately and on time is one of the most critical functions for an organization. With many Canadians living paycheque to paycheque, ensuring payroll continuity is crucial to the very financial survival of employees. This informative webinar, facilitated by an industry expert, will take you through the tools and processes needed to ensure your organization’s payroll is prepared for potential business interruptions.