Developing Your Employee Handbook: Tips and Strategies

Date: August 22, 2018

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

Date: September 21, 2018

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

Date: October 17, 2018

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

Date: November 1, 2018

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.

Taking Stock of Your Options (Archived)

Archived: available until August 23, 2018

Stocks and security options are commonly perceived to be among the most difficult and challenging taxable benefits to assess and understand.

How Payroll Income Tax Works (Archived)

Archived: available until September 20, 2018

Payroll professionals in Canada are collectively responsible for remitting $313 billion in statutory remittances to federal and provincial governments annually. While many of us rely on payroll software that has been programmed to calculate these amounts, as professionals we need to be able to provide oversight on these remittances. What's more, we need to be prepared when employees have questions about their payroll deductions.

Human Rights and the Duty to Accommodate (Archived)

Archived: available until September 28, 2018

Employers in Canada have a mandatory legal obligation to ensure their work environment is free from any form of discrimination. All reasonable steps must be taken by the employer to ensure the organization's legal obligation is met. This webinar will examine the nature and purpose of human rights in the workplace. There will also be a review of the different types of discrimination in the workplace and the general principles governing the concept of "Duty to Accommodate." Through this webinar, you will learn how to manage discrimination or harassment-related complaints and how to better protect your organization against potential claims.

Workforce Skills Development and Recognition Fund (WSDRF)

Archived. available until: January 17, 2019

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 Compliance For Frequent Business Travellers (Archived)

Archived: available until October 19, 2018

This webinar will explore what employers need to know with respect to their mobile employees and how to comply with Canada Revenue Agency rules and changes that may impact your expat/impat employees.

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

Archived: available until January 31, 2019

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 Statutory Holiday Legislative Changes - Are you compliant?

Archived: available until February 2, 2019

Payroll practitioners have a huge responsibility to transform legislation into organizational policy. This can be a challenge given that employment and labour standards legislation and regulations are multifaceted and constantly changing. This webinar will cover the significant legislative changes for Ontario. The following issues will be examined: 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.

CRA Digital Services Update

Archived: available until February 23, 2019

During this presentation, participants will learn about the Canada Revenue Agency’s newly launched digital services and upcoming services available to representatives, business owners as well as individuals and benefit recipients.

Vacations - Assessing Your Policies and Procedures

Archived: available until March 15, 2019

One of the biggest anxieties for a payroll practitioner, next to balancing year-end, is dealing with vacations. Payroll departments can be challenged by issues around the administration of an effective vacation policy. 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.

Effectively Handling Difficult Conversations

Archived: Available until May 31, 2019

Effectively Handling Difficult Conversations will help you maximize the performance of staff, co-workers and colleagues, both individually and as a team, by raising participants’ awareness of the different communication styles and tools required for different conversations.

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.