Cost Containment in a Time of Crisis - Best Practices for Your Employee Benefit Program

Date: Friday, April 24, 2020

You’ve been asked to cut costs wherever possible. One potential area for savings is your employee benefits program, but cutting costs does not have to mean cutting coverage. In fact, there are many ways to reduce your costs within your employee benefits plan without negatively affecting your coverage. Join the experts from People Corporation as they outline the latest trends in employee benefits and answer your questions live.

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Statutory Holidays: Ensuring Compliance

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Payroll practitioners have a big responsibility in transforming legislation into organizational policy. Given that there are so many aspects of employment and labour standards legislation and regulation that are multifaceted, this can be a challenge. The webinar will cover the federal, provincial and territorial legislation related to statutory holidays for all jurisdictions across Canada and will examine the following issues: Statutory holiday observance; employee entitlement; statutory holiday pay requirements for eligible employees; overtime calculation in weeks where there is a statutory holiday and much more.

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.

Respect in the Workplace

Archived: available until July 24, 2020

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.

Ethics in Payroll

Archived: available until September 24, 2020

How do you integrate confidentiality and integrity with payroll compliance? Join us on September 24, 2019 as we take a look at ethical control of payroll, payroll in disrepute and provide sample Code of Ethics that you can take away.

Managing RRSP Contributions Through Payroll

Archived: available until September 25, 2020

RRSP contributions through payroll allow employees the option to defer income tax on employment income along with a convenient method of saving for the future. Learn how to administer RRSP contributions through payroll in compliance with government legislation under CRA and Revenu Quebec.

Dealing With an Additional Payday in a Taxation Year

Archived: Available until October 11, 2020

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

Archived: Available until October 24, 2020

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.

Ensuring Compliance With Province of Employment Rules

Archived: Available until November 7, 2020

As an employer in order to withhold the proper deductions, you will have to know the rules around province of employment. But that’s not all, this also depends on whether your employee physically reports for work at your establishment or “place of business”. How do you determine this if you have employees that work from home offices or report for work elsewhere? During this webinar, we will answer these questions and more.

British Columbia Employer Health Tax

Archived: available until January 24, 2021

Join us for a 90 minute webinar on BC EHT Reconciliation just in time for the March 31, 2020 deadline.  During this webinar, we will review B.C. EHT and what it means for employers who pay employees in B.C.  We will review important steps in the reconciliation process and review the province of employment versus where an employee is paid from.  Finally, we will discuss what remuneration qualifies for the calculation of EHT and how to remit to the province of BC. 

Payroll Balancing and Reconciliation

Archived: Available until January 31, 2021

Reconciling and balancing Payroll information with your company's reports and general ledger is a critical step for every payroll professional. It’s also all-too-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.

Vacations - Assessing Your Policies and Procedures

Archived: available until February 26, 2021

Everyone loves a vacation, but for payroll professionals dealing with the legislated requirements for administering employee vacations is often a source of anxiety. Simply put, Payroll departments can be challenged by issues around the administration of an effective vacation policy. If you share in these feelings, join the CPA for this popular and informative webinar that will explore the legislative aspects of vacation and how it relates to the administration of an organization's vacation policy.

Understanding and Managing the Risks of Phishing Scams

Date: available until February 19, 2021

Protecting the privacy of every employee is core to what you do, even as organizations of all sizes are falling victim to various types of phishing scams targeting employees. These attempts by external parties to fraudulently extract information through electronic communication from employees, including usernames, passwords, banking information and other personal identification details, can have a direct impact on payroll. Given that prevention—rather than detection—is the best deterrent against these types of schemes, this essential webinar, led by a seasoned forensic accountant will provide participants with the tools and skills necessary to identify and protect against them.

Senior Leadership Part 1: Expanding Your Leadership Abilities

Archived: available until March 4, 2021

The Canadian Payroll Association is excited to offer a 3-part webinar series for Senior Leaders, focusing on many of the fundamental skills that Managers require to be successful people-leaders. Topics covered will include: Expanding Your Leadership Abilities, Motivate Your People Through High Performance Coaching, and Effectively Handling Difficult Conversations.

Expanding Your Leadership Abilities will provide you with the necessary tools to identify how to “live leadership behaviours.” We will help participants identify their strengths and potential developmental areas, enabling them to better focus on developing the skills necessary to be an effective leader.

Senior Leadership Part 2: Motivate Your People Through High Performance Coaching

Archived: available until March 11, 2021

The Canadian Payroll Association is excited to offer a 3-part webinar series for Senior Leaders, focusing on many of the fundamental skills that Managers require to be successful people-leaders. Topics covered will include: Expanding Your Leadership Abilities, Motivate Your People Through High Performance Coaching, and Effectively Handling Difficult Conversations.

Motivate Your People Through High Performance Coaching will focus on building effective feedback and coaching skills for leaders, providing the foundation for managing people, and sharing the importance of effective performance management practices.

Payroll Continuity Planning: How Prepared Is Your Organization?

Archived: available until March 25, 2021

With the current uncertainty around COVID-19 would your organization be prepared to ensure continuity in the execution of the payroll?  We have seen many instances where payrolls have been impacted by major events like a fire, natural disaster, a weather event or health events such as SARS, the Swine Flu and now COVID-19. 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 industry experts, will take you through the tools and processes needed to ensure your organization’s payroll is prepared for potential business interruptions.

Legislated Leaves - Q&A From Payroll InfoLine

Archived: available until March 26, 2021

During this unprecedented time, employers are dealing with various types of paid and unpaid leaves of absence from the workplace. These range from employees required to self-quarantine, to those needing time off to act as a caregiver to a sick family member. Most recently announced leaves have all had an impact on employers. Join the experts from the Canadian Payroll Association as we answer your questions live on March 26, 2020.