2019 RMRPC


Learning Session 1
9:30am - 10:30am 



The evolution of pay

Presented by: George Mavrantzas, Wisely by ADP

A new study from ADP Research Institute®focused on employee and employer perceptions and attitudes about traditional and emerging pay methods to address some of their biggest human capital management concerns.
In a highly competitive environment for recruiting top talent, ADP Research Institute’s study suggests that both employees and employers agree that offering alternative payment methods would provide a competitive edge. Over 60% of employees indicated that off-cycle pay options would make a difference when considering a job offer. Likewise, 73% of employers surveyed indicated they need to customize payment options to compete in the war for talent. Beyond recruitment, the study touches on emerging trends in employee retention and financial wellness, the impact of the gig economy and 1099 employees, and the evolving attitudes of Millennials and next gen workers.
What You Will Learn / Learning Outcomes
1. Driving forces shaping the future of work—and the future of pay
2. How offering alternative pay methods can impact recruitment, retention and employee wellness.
3. Why security, speed, and flexibility are the key elements of pay
4. Employer/employee disconnects in attitudes about pay and what employers should know.
5. How to anticipate and address the pay needs of 1099 and gig economy workers


mental flexibility

Presented by: Angela Hildebrand, Autopaychecks

The presentation is a 50 minute interactive presentation. Mental Flexibility is an interactive experience that gives the attendees practical hands on exercises that will leave them with a take away that can be used both personally and professionally. During the presentation Mental Flexibility is defined as a Way of Thinking, A Mental Skill and an Attitude. During the presentation the participants will learn to become a better listener, a better observer a more skilled thinker and a more effective problem solver.


Mergers and acquisitions

Presented by: Michele Rowland and Steve Suflas, Ballard Spahr

The new leadership at the United States Department of Labor has finally implemented significant changes to the wage and hour rules and regulations over the past 12 months. Topics include the very recent announcement of amendments to the white collar exemptions, an avalanche of important opinion letters, proposed new rules on joint employer status, new guidance on the definition of independent contractor and guidance on FMLA compliance. In addition, there have been significant developments at the state level, both in Colorado and elsewhere, dealing with issues of paid time off locally, and pay equity nationally. We will cover all of these important and timely developments.




Learning Session 2
10:45am - 11:45am 


Social Security 101 

Presented by: Josh Weller, SSA

Josh Weller, Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration, will discuss how benefits are calculated, eligibility requirements, the application process, planning tools available on SocialSecurity.gov and more.


Cyber Security

Presented by: Julie Sutton, City & County of Denver

The New Targets: How cyber attacks are becoming more strategic, targeted, and sneaky.


Economic Update - Impact on Unemployment Insurance Taxes

Presented by: Thomas Mudd, Equifax

This session will provide an overview of how the unemployment insurance system works and arm you with best practices to ensure you’re paying the least amount of unemployment taxes necessary. We’ll cover how current economic factors are impacting SUI rates, learn about the solvency and efficiency of the unemployment system, and share tax planning strategies you can use to minimize your organizations' employment tax costs.



Learning Session 3
2:30pm - 3:30pm 



effective listening

Presented by: Angela Hildebrand, Autopaychecks

The presentation is a 50 minute interactive presentation. If you are a leader, manager or supervisor who wants more effective relationships professionally and personally. Discover which barriers are preventing you from excelling in both your personal and professional life.


Denver OPT

Presented by: Judy Bonato, City & County of Denver

What the heck is OPT?

Basic definition
Purpose of tax
2 Separate taxes – business and employee


Technology is Driving an Unstoppable Shift to On-Demand pay

Presented by: Ryan Lane, Rapid Pay Card 

FinTech innovations are reducing payroll costs while offering employee payment benefits. rapid! Disbursements is an all-in-one payment disbursement platform that allows businesses to electronically pay anyone in the U.S., including customers, employees, contractors and vendors. It even unlocks early wage accrual access as a benefit for employees to drive recruiting and retention. rapid! Disbursements works seamlessly with existing payroll systems to enable 100% electronic payroll and tip disbursement to employees when and how they want, such as any debit card, payroll card, direct deposit, cash pick-up, or digital wallet



Learning Session 4
3:45pm - 4:45pm 


You've selected a new HCM system.  Now what?

Presented by: Stephanie Beiermann and Jennifer Fitzpatrick, ClearCourse Consulting

How to project manage implementation, resources needed, what to expect from you vendor and how to prepare your data.


Child Support Jeopardy

Presented by: Janine Archuleta, Colorado Child Support

Are you a fan of Jeopardy? Do you want to test your luck on a daily double? Or maybe you just enjoy trivia?? If so this session is for you. Please join the Colorado Divison of Child Support Services for a fun and interactive game to learn or refresh yourself on new hire reporting and income withholding. Come test your knowledge and maybe win a prize.


paycard strategy: complying with legislation in all 50 States

Presented by: Jeff Albert, Netspend

An important part of your role as an employer is to ensure that you pay your workers promptly and accurately, and that you comply with the federal and state payroll laws that apply to your business. As an employer and a payroll business person, you want to manage your payroll system in the most efficient, cost-effective and equitable way possible. Visa explains in an Employer’s Guide to Payroll Cards how a well-designed payroll card program can benefit both the company and its employees. Are you providing your employees enough options for receiving their wages? Are the options you currently offer meeting the needs of all your workers? Are there ways to process your payroll that could save you time and money? Is there another tool to help you approach 100% “electronic pay”? Together, we will explore the answers to these questions, focusing on the below learning objectives.

Learning Objectives:

• Understand the history of electronic payroll distribution, what to avoid and the potential benefits payroll cards can bring to your business and to your employees.
• Understand your responsibilities and the different responsibilities of issuers, employers, program managers and employees.
• Understand the different Federal and State Laws you need to comply with.
• Understand how 100% electronic pay is possible.
• Understand if Real Time Funding and Earned Wages make sense for your business.
• Develop a paycard strategy that complies with legislation in all 50 States.