Compliance Update - Payroll Limits and Changes for 2020

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    Speaker: Merle Capello

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    Duration: 90 Minutes
    Product Code: 50963
    Level: Intermediate

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Make sure you are up to date on important payroll compliance issues. The webinar will discuss 2020 limits, and look at the US unemployment issues for 2020. We’ll also look at FUTA Credit Reduction states, 2019. Changes to state minimum wages, tip credit and new players in the Paid Family Leave area will also be addressed.


Attendees will receive up-to-date information on tax issues, annual IRS limits, an update on the FLSA overtime regulations, information return penalties and both year-end and current topics of use to payroll teams. If you’re unsure about deadlines, limits and current pretax regulations, this webinar will help you.

With the rapidly changing rules affecting the IRS, as well as other governmental agencies, it’s important for payroll professionals to keep up with the latest news.


  • The 2020 limits for deferred compensation as well as other IRS limits will be presented.
  • A discussion of what regulations will be deferred, and which will go forward.
  • The proposed overtime regulation changes (still in abeyance) will be discussed.
  • Effects of the government shutdown on payroll
  • Changes to Form 941 for the year 2020
  • Updates to the Form W-2 for 2020
  • Federal unemployment updates for 2020, including the final 2018 Credit Reduction States
  • State and local tax updates, as well as state unemployment updates for 2020.
  • Minimum wage changes


Important information for payroll professionals, whether they operate in one state or multiple states. State and local tax changes in 2020, Federal limits, and FLSA overtime litigation updates, 2020, are all key facts that payroll teams need to do their jobs efficiently and accurately.


  • Payroll teams of any size
  • Payroll Associates
  • Payroll Supervisors and Personnel
  • Payroll Consultants
  • Payroll Service Providers
  • Public Accountants
  • Internal Auditors
  • Tax Compliance Officers
  • Enrolled Agents
  • Employee Benefits Administrators
  • Officers and Managers with Payroll or Tax Compliance Oversight
  • Company/Business Owners
  • Managers/Supervisors
  • Public Agency Managers
  • Audit and Compliance Personnel /Risk Managers


Years of Experience: 25+ years

 Areas of Expertise: Development, Enhancement, and Transfer of Payroll and HRIS Operations

Merle Capello is an experienced CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) who can manage, train and elevate team members, enhancing their skills so that they can be leveraged to benefit clients.  Merle is a professional who works to improve processes, by additional knowledge and conforming to rules of compliance.  She is also an experienced procedure and policy developer who works to leave a better team behind than the one she finds.  Merle is a subject matter expert on compliance, payroll taxes, work rules and payroll best practices.  Merle offers consulting services for those who need a professional's advice and counsel.  In her more than 25 years of experience spearheading the development, enhancement, and transfer of payroll and HRIS operations, Merle has learned to provide team members with the guidance and motivation to exceed objectives.
Merle enjoys the challenge of implementation and organizational change, using her analytical skills and her knowledge base to make the most prudent decisions for the team and for her clients.  Merle can easily adapt to either running a department or advising a client on how best to run their department.  She can write step-by-step directions for processes, if needed, or coach a team member to do so.

Merle is also a long-time member of her professional organization, the American Payroll Association.  She has maintained her Certification for over 25 years.

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