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Welcome to the West Michigan Chapter of the APA website! 

Lighting the way for Payroll Professionals...

Welcome .... to the site of the West Michigan Chapter of the American Payroll Association. We are dedicated to providing networking and educational opportunities for the payroll professionals of West Michigan. Our members come from all over West Michigan including Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo and Lansing. Feel free to browse our pages, see who we are, what we're doing, and please contact us if you have any questions.

 Free Webinar!  EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Requirements

The lawfirm Warner Norcross+Judd LLP is hosting a complimentary one hour webinar on Wed, June 12th from 12 Noon-1pm EST, where they will be discussing the new EEO-1 compensation reporting requirements and how to effectively conduct a pay equity audit.

"Covered employers must continue to file Component 1 data, which includes demographic data on race, gender and ethnicity by job category.  Component 1 data must be submitted by May 31, 2019.  By Sept 30, 2019, covered employers will be required to submit Compnent 2 W-2 wage data and hours worked for employees within 12 specific pay bands.  The wage data must include data from both2017 and 2018. it is not yet known when covered employerswill be able to gevin submitting Compnent 2 data, but mid-July is a possibility." - Warner Norcoss+Judd LLP

To register, visit the link below:



Michigan Statewide Conference Announced!

October 16-18, 2019 @ Firekeepers Resort and Casino in Battle Creek, MI

Reserve your hotel now!


NEW Overtime Update Proposed by DOL

Here we go, round Two! On March 7th, the US DOL announced a proposed rule that will increase the salary exemption level for OT.  Read more about it here:

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Payroll Specialist Position Available @ Gun Lake Casino!

If you or someone you know is looking for a new Payroll position, Gun Lake is hiring!  To learn more about the open Payroll Specialist position, visit

 or email Rosie Endsley at [email protected]


*NEW* MI Dept of DOL Release new MI Paid Medical(Sick) Leave Documents

The following documents are now available on the MI Dept of Labor Website (Wage and Hour Division):

MI Paid Medical Leave Act

MI Paid Medical Leave-FAQs

MI Paid Medical Leave-Required Poster

New on IRS.GOV - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:  A comparison for businesses

The TCJA changed a great many things such as deductions, expension, tax credits and other items that affect businesses.  The IRS has created a new resource on their website that shows a side by side comparions to help business understand the changes and plan for them accordingly.  See the Chart here: