Child Support: What Payroll Doesn’t Know Can Hurt You


June 12, 2019


Vicki M. Lambert

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

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The Federal government has enacted laws that require states to adopt certain rules when setting their own standards for implementing child support requirements. The aim is to create a national standard for child support withholding laws.

However, states are free to set up their own rules and regulations as long as they fall within those guidelines and many do differ from the minimum federal requirements. Payroll departments must know both the federal laws and the state laws and must determine which one applies to the child support withholding order.

In addition to these laws and regulations, the federal rules now require that a standard Income Withholding Order (IWO) be used for all child support withholding garnishments. And although the IWO can include all the information necessary to comply with the order, employers must familiarize themselves with both federal and state regulations to avoid penalties and liabilities.

This webinar by payroll expert, Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, will focus on processing child support garnishments; though some of the best practices are applicable for all garnishments. This session will review several federal and state rules and regulations on child support withholding and provide calculation examples. Additionally, it will review the Income Withholding Order (IWO) form and its requirements.

Session Highlights:

  • How to define child support garnishments 
  • The federal requirements a payroll department must know for child support
  • How state requirements affect child support
  • Specific requirements for child support:
    • Deduction limits
    • Deadlines
    • Filing procedures
    • Administrative fees
    • Penalties and fines for violations
  • How to handle terminated employees in regard to child support
  • Best practices for communicating with employees and issuing parties
  • Which garnishment to take when an employee has current support orders, medical support orders, and arrearages
  • Examples of how to calculate the withholding and prioritize the order of distribution when an employee has more than one type of garnishment
  • Best practices for processing child support garnishments in the payroll department
  • How to go paperless with child support by receiving electronic withholding orders and paying by EFT
  • In-depth discussion of the latest OCSE withholding notice and medical support notice
  • Processing medical support notices properly

Also Includes:

  • Live Q&A session with speaker
  • PowerPoint presentation for download
  • Certificate of attendance
  • HRCI and SHRM Credits

Who will Benefit:

  • Payroll professionals
  • HR professionals
  • Accounting professionals
  • Business owners
  • Operation managers
  • Departmental managers
  • Lawmakers
  • Attorneys and other legal professionals

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