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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

2017-02-25 over draft fees exceeding $1000 - payroll:

It is the responsibility of your company to make sure you are paid correctly.  When payroll made an error at our company the company paid the bank fees for that employee.    If Paychex is at fault the

2017-02-03 Non Scheduled Emergency Meetings:

If this is required of everyone than it is okay that it is required of you because of either company policy or precedent set.  They cannot fire you for this reason, however you have to work there so I

2017-01-25 uniforms:

I apologize for the answer taking so long. Apparently I thought I had answered it on the 23rd of January.  Here is the copy of the answer that I was sent by which when I answered your question

2016-12-21 time clocks:

I do not believe this would be a problem.  The person clocking in at the warehouse knows the is a bit extra to get to the time clock and needs to account for that.  Many companies such as ours check in

2016-11-10 vacation pay:

Whether or not you receive vacation pay depends on how they handle it in your company. If they pay it out to other's that have been terminated you should also be paid the vacation time.  The laws do not


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