Members may submit educational opportunities that they become aware of, or their organizations may be presenting to Lisa Wilson for posting on this site. All postings will be removed on a monthly basis or earlier if the event has passed.




    Educational Opportunities Available


    We are excited to once again offer this fantastic FREE HR webinar series to our valued clients. Be sure to check back often to see what we have in store for 2018, to register for upcoming webinars, and to view the recorded sessions after they take place.

    Harassment Prevention Training for Managers (60 min.)
    Wednesday, February 7 at 2:00 pm ET
    To view the recorded webinar, click here.
    To view the PDF of slides, click here.

    Taking Care of Business: Employee Handbooks (60 min.)
    Wednesday, March 7 at 2 pm ET
    Registration Link

    Marijuana & Other Substances in the Workplace (60 min.)
    Wednesday, April 4 at 2 pm ET
    Registration Link

    Recruiting & Hiring Great Employees (60 min.)
    Wed, June 6 at 2 pm ET
    Registration Link

    New Manager Survival Guide & HR Essentials (60 min.)
    Wed, August 1 at 2 pm ET
    Registration Link

    Social Media in the Workplace (60 min.)
    Wed, October 3 at 2 pm ET
    Registration Link

    Form I-9: Keys to Compliance (60 min.)
    Wed, November 7 at 2 pm ET
    Registration Link

    To view the PDFs from our 2017 series, click here.


    Upcoming Compliance Trainings 

      Domestic Partners on Health Plans - Taxation Rules and Best Practices

    Do you have employees asking to have their domestic partners added to their health insurance? Many organizations allow this, and many have stopped allowing it since the Supreme Court decision on same sex marriages in 2013.

    Why is this a big question for employer’s? The IRS has some tax rules on this situation, and it can be very burdensome for both the employee and employer.

    Join us as we review the pros and cons of Domestic Partner insurance, and see what tax consequences the employee (and employer!) have.

    Date and Time:

    Tue, Mar 20, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

    Click here to register


    Penalties! Penalties! The IRS is now sending ACA Penalty Letters!

     The IRS has begun the process of sending Preliminary Calculation of the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment letters (aka Penalty Letters) to Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) of their potential liability (aka penalties) for not being compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the 2015 reporting year. These letters will be followed very quickly with letters for the 2016 reporting year. You will have only 30 days to respond to these penalty letters. Do you have your documentation ready to prove you were in compliance? Even though the IRS stated that reporting for 2015 and 2016 years will be viewed as “good faith effort” they are still reviewing if a good faith effort was made. 

    Join us as we uncover what information the IRS will require, what you should have prepared to show the IRS, and just what will come attached to those letters

    Date and Time:

    Tue, Mar 27, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

    Click here to register


    Payroll Compliance 101 Overview

    Did you know that as a Payroll manager/practitioner you have the primary responsibility over the largest expense category (or at the least the 2nd largest) in your entire company?  You control more cash than any other person and your actions can either SAVE or COST the company millions of dollars in fines, penalties and lawsuits. Let's make sure you are doing it right!

    The easy-to-follow, step-by-step presentations, discussions, and resources will walk you through each major payroll issue, from exempt/non-exempt status to taxes and benefits, providing useful information for everyday HR Payroll activities.

     At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Apply the appropriate Wage and Hour laws and regulations to processing their payroll
    •  Understand and apply the correct taxation rules to compensation and benefits
    • Create best practices for their own organization


    NOTE: This is a 4-week webinar series. Each week a new session will open up that includes webinars, assignments, discussion groups and research. This requires a commitment on your part to finish all assigned tasks during the course. You will receive downloadable resources and access to the instructor during the weeks to answer questions you may have on the materials.

    Dates: Begins March 19th, 2018 and runs through April 13, 2018

    Cost: $249.00 for the entire series

    For further information Click Here



    Members of GMPA are allowed to post job opportunities at their organization. Please email with the details to be posted.



     PayData Workforce Solutions

    Job 171351 - Client Service Representative
    Colchester, VT

    Job Description


    PayData Workforce Solutions is looking for an additional team member to join our Client Service Department as a Payroll Processor/Client Service Representative. If you have a strong worth ethic, can work under timeline deadlines and enjoy working in a team environment (along with prior Customer Service and Payroll experience), we want to hear from you.

    Our Client Service Representatives work closely with our clients to produce accurate payrolls utilizing various import methods including data entry, Excel worksheets, and time clock imports. The ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and manage ongoing projects is necessary. Attention to detail is critical to your success




    Candidates must have prior payroll experience as well as customer service experience and possess strong communication and organizational skills. Candidates should also have proven troubleshooting skills and be able to adapt to new and changing technology. Our Client Service Representatives work in a team environment and cubicle office setting.

    Experience handling a large volume of telephone calls, as well as having strong number skills or prior payroll experience is required; working knowledge of the “Evolution” payroll software is desirable. Experience with Windows including Word, Excel, and Outlook is required as well as strong keyboarding skills. This position is a mid-level position and is paid on an hourly basis.

    PayData is a pet friendly environment...must love dogs!

    Please send a cover letter with resume by applying on-line at: 



    Useful Links to Outside Resources

    Dept of Labor

    VT Dept of Labor

    The IRS

    VT Dept of Taxes

    DOL - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

    DOL - Health Care Reform - The Affordable Care Act (ACA)I

    IRS - Health Care Reform - The Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    DOL - Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

    Social Security Administration

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

    VT Fair Employment Practices Agency (Attorney Generals Office)

    United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS)

    USCIS - I9 Information