Intro to Business • HR: Payroll Fundamentals
What you'll learn
- Master the basic information required for payroll process
- Understand what is required for an employee to be legally hired and paid for their work
- Learn the process for calculating gross pay when using hourly wages, salary, commissions, and more
- Grasp the difference between Mandatory and Voluntary deductions from an employee's paycheck
- Work through the entire process of calculating earnings, deductions, and net pay for employees
- As long as you understand addition and subtraction, you're ready to take this course!
From how to calculate earnings to determining which taxes apply and how to file them, processing payroll can be kind of confusing.
In this course, we use everyday, easy-to-understand language to explain the fundamentals every person responsible for getting payroll processed should understand - whether you're the person actually doing, a small business owner overseeing someone else, or a student learning the activity.
While this course uses United States information as examples, the information and principles included apply to almost every country in the world.
Successful students will not only grasp how each of the different aspects of payroll process work, they will understand how (and when) those pieces come together resulting in employees receiving actual paychecks.
Throughout the entire course, quizzes and actual working "homework assignments" are used to reinforce the lessons as well as help the student understand what they are grasping or needing to restudy.
Some of the many areas covered in the course include:
Starting off, students learn the basic legal requirements that must be met before employees start receiving payroll, along with expectations employers should keep in mind when they work with their employees.
Next, the course delves into how gross pay is determined, whether it's hourly wages, annual salary, tips, commissions, bonuses, incentives or more. Also, the definition and expectations of Independent Contractors is covered, along with tax forms for these services.
How often are employees paid and how that affects many different steps of the entire operation.
Which payroll deductions are Mandatory according to government, versus which ones are Voluntary. How are all those different deductions calculated, collected, matched, and paid.
Several different tax form types are required to successfully process payroll each pay period and every year.
MANY other lessons are included such as:
What is Unemployment Insurance and is it paid by the employee or employer?
Court-ordered Garnishments legally require an employer to withhold an employee's pay and turn it over to someone else. Understand how and why.
How does an employer process and prepare an employee's final paycheck.
Which records need to be kept and for how long.
Who this course is for:
- Business owners, employees, students • And anyone wanting to better understand how payroll works from the fundamentals up.
Over 25 years ago, after building his experience in the hospitality industry and working with business start-ups around the country, Ron Trucks founded his privately owned firm guiding and coaching small businesses and non-profit organizations in a wide variety of fields and industries both in his hometown of St. Louis, MO and across the country.
In addition to his professional work in small-business support, Ron has also been an Business Management adjunct instructor at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO for over 15 years.
Over those two-plus decades of both teaching and coaching small businesses and non-profit organizations, Ron has served on various boards and in many volunteer positions including the Board of Directors of a $500 million dollar credit union, developing leadership skills with members of national fraternities and sororities, and working with troubled youth dealing with identity and self-confidence issues.