Payroll Outlook for 2019


This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


New laws continue to bring many changes for payroll professionals in 2019. Changes to wage and hour administration at both the federal and state level are expected to continue in 2019, including a new overtime rule. Clarification of a big, expected change involving adjustments to federal income tax brackets and Form W-4 withholding rules should come in 2019, which the IRS plans to implement in 2020, and states reactions will follow, with some already taking action. Employers in 22 states must calculate unemployment taxes for 2019 using taxable wage bases that differ from those from 2018, and new taxes are being administered by unemployment agencies to fund leave programs. Editors that cover payroll for Bloomberg Tax will explore these changes during this hour-long webinar.

Educational Objectives:

  • Review federal tax changes, the existing guidance for 2019 and what else can be expected
  • Discuss how some states are adjusting their own tax withholding regimes in the wake of the federal tax-code overhaul
  • Cover the issues the federal Labor Department will address in 2019 regarding wage and hour issues
  • Address state and local issues for tax and labor that affect payroll.

Who would benefit most from attending this Bloomberg Tax webinar?
Human Resource managers, Payroll managers, Tax professionals


Michael T. Baer
  • Managing Editor
  • Bloomberg Tax

Michael Baer, the managing editor of Bloomberg Tax's Payroll publications, has been with Bloomberg BNA since 1990 and has spent his entire time there covering payroll and HR issues. In 1998, he received recognition as a Special Friend to the payroll community from the American Payroll Association. Prior to joining Bloomberg BNA, Mr. Baer gained experience in payroll and human resources with Marriott, and later was the personnel manager for the Shanghai Hilton.Mr.Baer became a Certified Payroll Professional in 1991. He earned his M.A. in International Affairs from the American University s School of International Service and his B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.

Continuing Education

1.0 General COA, 1.0 RCH
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