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Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR


I can answer payroll questions, payroll tax questions, 401K questions. No stock option questions please and I have some knowledge of other pensions but am most familiar with the 401K pension. I can answer U.S.and Canada payroll questions proficiently and have a good general knowledge of UK and South Africa and some knowledge of Australia and New Zealand Payroll procedures. Please do not ask me homework questions I do not have time to answer them.

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25 years with an international company in the Human Resources, Payroll and Payroll Tax areas.




I.O.M.A. and BNA


P.H.R., C.P.P., Canadian Payroll Administrator, Successfully passed APA class on UK Payroll Administration. Boise State University Human Resource Certification

Awards and Honors

APA Hotline Citation of Merit for last 8 years.

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2017-01-23 Varied Pay Rates:

Employers are allowed to set the wages for their employee.  There are some employment laws that pertain to employment.    Employers must pay their employees minimum wage  ?Ō  Women working and doing

2016-11-15 Payroll Service:

You can use a payroll service for the check processing and pay the taxes yourself, but I would not recommend it. The amounts must be paid 3 days after payroll is processed and in a certain way over the

2016-07-18 409a Deferred Comp:

The only place that can give you that answer is the state tax office in each state listed. Each state sets is own rules on deferred compensation plans and state taxes. I researched and can find nowhere

2016-06-22 Pay Incentives for Part Time Employees:

I can see a couple of  concerns    1.  If the hours for the part time employee exceeds the full time amount, usually 35 to 40 hours.  than that employee is no longer part time and becomes a full time employee

2016-06-16 Car allowances/401K:

I have been HR for 32 years. I helped to design our 401K plan. We wrote into our plan all wages except severance and bonus checks. The plan is written by either the company or the 401K administrator for


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