TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Payroll is EVERYONE'S business.
For working Canadians, the confidence that comes with knowing they will be paid accurately and on time is required for them pay the mortgage, contribute to the local economy and support their family. In fact, according a Canadian Payroll Association study, 44 percent of Canadians report it would be difficult to pay their bills if their paycheque was delayed by even one week.
For employers, accurate payroll is just as important. If employees are not paid properly, an organization's reputation and its ability to operate can be compromised. That's why, with over 200 regulatory requirements impacting payroll, it is essential that every organization's payroll is managed by highly trained and qualified professionals.
As Canada's authoritative source on the topic of payroll, the Canadian Payroll Association has expert spokespersons available for media interviews on:
- The financial wellness of Canadians, including the results of transformational research on Canadians' debt, savings, spending and retirement readiness
- The mission critical function of payroll for Canadian businesses and employees
- Legislative, regulatory and administrative changes impacting payroll compliance, on issues including: Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, WSIB, Employer Health Tax (EHT), payroll and personal tax requirements
- Payroll related issues and risks impacting businesses, including: audits, employment standards, pensions and benefits
- How payroll ensures workers are paid accurately and on time
CPA spokespersons available for comment include:
- Peter Tzanetakis, President — Peter has more than 25 years of experience in government relations, public policy and business development. In his role as President of the CPA, Peter engages members, students, instructors, government stakeholders and key business partners to advance the payroll profession in Canada.
- Steven Van Alstine, CPM, CAE, Vice President, Education — Steven is one of Canada's foremost subject matter experts on Canadian payroll legislation, training and education. He oversees the Association's Certification programs and Compliance Services team, which fields over 45,000 payroll inquiries annually.
- Janice MacLellan, Vice President, Operations — Janice has over 34 years of experience in payroll administration and implementation and is considered an expert in assessing legislative impacts on employers and payroll technology. She previously served in executive positions at ADP Canada and was a member of the National Working Group for Financial Literacy in the Workplace for the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.
About the Canadian Payroll Association:
Canada's 1.5 million employers rely on payroll practitioners to ensure the timely and accurate annual payment of $970 billion in wages and taxable benefits, $324 billion in statutory remittances to the federal and provincial governments, and $188 billion in health and retirement benefits, while complying with more than 200 federal and provincial regulatory requirements. Since 1978, the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) has annually influenced the payroll compliance practices and processes of over five hundred thousand organizational payrolls. As the authoritative source of Canadian payroll compliance knowledge, the CPA promotes payroll compliance through advocacy and education. For more information on the Association's Professional Development Seminars, Certification Programs, and the Benefits of Membership visit payroll.ca.
SOURCE Canadian Payroll Association
For further information: To schedule and interview, contact: Adam Sanders, Manager, Communications and Marketing, [email protected], 416-487-3380 x 111