Child Support: What Payroll doesn't Know can Hurt You


May 25, 2017


Vicki M. Lambert

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 90 Minutes

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Understanding child support guidelines as per the Federal and state laws to avoid Penalties and Liabilities.

For setting a uniform standard across the whole nation in regards to the child support, the Federal government outlined certain laws that every state needs to follow while setting their own standards and regulations for implementing child support requirements. These laws include guidelines for remitting payments, filing procedures, deadlines for withholding along with penalties and fines for violating these laws. Federal government allows all the states to make their own child support rules and regulations complying with the federal guidelines and laws. Payroll departments need to understand both the federal and state laws to judge which law applies best to the child support withholding order. Along with these regulations, the federal rules have also defined a standard income withholding order (IWO) in regards to the child support withholding garnishments.

During this webinar, the expert speaker, Vicki M. Lambert, CPP will explain all the requirements of the child support garnishments. IWO itself depicts all the necessary information required to follow the orders but, employers and the Payroll department should completely understand both the federal and state regulations to escape any penalty or liability. Federal law doesn’t define any guidelines to calculate the child support withholding in the case of the employee who is not financially capable of covering all the support orders whereas state law consider all such issues including the collection of the administration fees. Other than withholding monies for child support, the payroll department also needs to process the medical support orders. The webinar will explain both federal and state rules and regulations in regards to all the child support orders along with examples to calculate child support.

Learning Benefits:

  • Definition of child support garnishments
  • The federal laws requisites regarding child support that the payroll department must know
  • Effects of the state laws requirements on child support
  • Specific requirements like deadlines, deduction limits, administrative fees, penalties for violations in regards to child support
  • How to manage the case of terminated employees in regards to child support?
  • Important practices and instructions for the employees and issuing parties
  • Which garnishment to consider for an employee having medical support orders and arrears along with current support orders?
  • Calculations of the withholding along with the examples to prioritize the order of the distribution in case of the employee with more than one type of garnishment
  • Best practices for the payroll department to process child support garnishments
  • Learning the paperless methods like electronic withholding orders and paying by EFT for processing child support
  • Complete discussion about the medical support notice and the latest OCSE withholding notice
  • How to Process medical support notices correctly?

Who Should Attend:

  • HR department
  • Payroll department
  • Employees and Employers
  • Attorneys
  • Accounting personnel
  • Business Owners

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