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Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR


I can answer questions about payroll laws and payroll tax laws and Human Resource laws and agencies. I can answer federal payroll and human resource law questions and most states; I do not have a knowledge of the local taxes for cities and counties within the state. If and when I can I will try and send you the website where you can reference the answer and where you can obtain more information as well as a contact number if needed for that particular agency. Some agencies I have worked with are IRS, Department of Labor (federal and state), Revenue Canada (and provincial governments), Inland Revenue, OSHA (0ccupational Safety and Health Administration); Social Security Administration and National Child Support as well as other agencies in Payroll and Human Resources. Some Laws I am particularly familiar with are FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act ) , QDRO's, QMCSO's, and other support orders and garnishments, USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Remployment Rights Act,PPA Act (Pension Protection Act of 2006, As well as most other employment type acts. I am also well versed in the Title V Civil Rights Act and the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

Experience in the area

30 years in Payroll and Human Resources


SHRM (Society of Human Resources) APA (American Payroll Association) DOLEA (Department of Labor Employers Association) CPA (Canadian Payroll Association) NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) The Mentoring Network


PHR Certification in Human Resources CPP Certification in Payroll in U.S. Payroll Administrator and Payroll Supervisor certification in Canada

What do you like about this subject?

I have studied much on this subject, and it is an interesting subject for me to answer. This is where my experience excels.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

The laws change all the time, new ones are written, old ones are discontinued, it is never the same. I hope to be able to keep on top of the new laws.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Most of the agencies are connected with or have contact with each other and cross with each other. The IRS and the Social Security Department has computer interaction with each other.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

The laws no matter how well written can be interpreted in any number of ways by any number of people.

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Recent Answers from Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR

2016-10-14 It's Confusing:

Once you are no longer working with him he has no obligation of any kind toward you.  The only thing you can do is heed your attorney's advice and send letters too your clients.  You can ask him to give

2016-10-03 Payroll Cycle Change:

This is legal to do, most companies do it when you are hired, the first week is held back and paid when you leave the company.    When we changed Salaried to match hourly we allowed them to sell a vacation

2016-09-28 Retaliation?:

First of all, I am assuming that since this is a small business and you have employees you also have worker's comp insurance and unemployment insurance.    When and employee is hired there are certain

2016-09-24 Overtime & A Flex Schedule:

In the context of what you have found you are correct. The fixed schedule agreed on by both parties would be the fixed schedule. Any hours worked over that schedule would be overtime that would include

2016-09-18 Overtime & A Flex Schedule:

Unless you are working in an industry which is exempt from the FLSA or partially exempt each week stands alone and you must be paid overtime. There are a few exemptions to the the law.     OVERTIME  In


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