8.00   Registration / Tea & Coffee

9.00   Mairead Divilly, Partner-Outsourcing Services, Mazars to open Conference as Main Sponsor

9.15   Chairman's Address 

9.30   PAYE Moderinsation
Sinead Sweeney, Ruth Kennedy & David Hanlon, Revenue Commissioners
With the PAYE Modernisation launch date looming even closer, Revenue representatives will bring us up to date on how this new system will affect every employer and employee in Ireland.

11.00   Break for Tea/Coffee

11.30   Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Niamh McGuire, Illness Benefit Section

Representatives from the DEASP will provide an update on the new tax treatment of Illness Benefit effective since 1st January 2018. The changes regarding notifications to employers and how this affects an employer’s sick pay scheme will be addressed.

12.00   Break Out Session A
Global Payroll
Ken Killoran, Tax Director - Employment Tax and Global Mobility Services, Mazars
With many employees coming to work in Ireland as short-term business travellers, short and long-term assignees and permanent transfers, this can cause headaches for payroll professionals from a PAYE and PRSI perspective. Ken will address the PAYE and PRSI issues for employers to be aware of in relation to such inbound employees to Ireland. This will include information on the tax residence rules, applications for non-operation of PAYE, shadow payrolls, tax equalisation, split year treatment and SARP relief.

OR

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017
Derek Ryan, Barrister at Law
Derek will outline the main principles of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 and how this bill will affect many employers. The Bill deals with the very topical area of zero hour contracts. The impact this new legislation will have on employers will also be discussed.

OR

Wellbeing in the Workplace
Sheila O'Malley, Workplace Wellbeing
Sheila will provide you with a customised programme to reduce stress and increase personal effectiveness. Her practical solutions to everyday problems are communicated with a facilitative style that is warm and engaging. With her personable approach, she delivers material in a relaxed and enjoyable manner that is always well received. Learn the techniques and coping strategies to manage workload, cope under pressure through enhanced coping skills.

12.45   Break for Lunch

2.00 Overseas Section
Ken Pullar, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (UK)
Bill Dunn, CPP, American Payroll Association's Director of Government Relations
We are delighted to welcome both Ken and Bill to Ireland to address our Conference and update us on what is happening in the world of payroll in both the UK and the USA

2.15    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its effect on Payroll & HR
Jim Gregg, Head of Corporate Sales, Irish Computer Society.
As we are all aware GDPR is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. Jim will guide us through the onerous obligations and responsibilities for employers in Ireland that collect and process personal information for their employees. The 25th May 2018 is on the horizon - are you ready?

3.00 Breakout Session B
Public Sector Payroll: The Issues and Changes
Ciaran Doherty, Technical Manager, IPASS
In addition to dealing with PAYE, PRSI and USC issues which every payroll department has to deal with, public sector payrolls also have to deal with specific issues which only apply in the public sector. Ciaran will address some of the issues and changes affecting public sector payrolls to include the abolition of PRD, the introduction of an Additional Superannuation Contribution (ASC) in 2019; the PRSI classification of employees; the dual look back rule for calculating sick pay; and conditions relating to the payment of civil service travel and subsistence rates.

Or

WRC Investigations
John Kelly, Inspections Services Regional Manager, Workplace Relations Commission
A fear every employer has is being investigated by the WRC. John will try to lessen that fear by discussing what happens on a WRC investigation and how employers can be prepared. He will also discuss some recent findings and outcomes from such investigations. 

3.45   Revenue Commissioners
Maura Conneely, PAYE Planning and Support Services
Maura Conneely will present an update on recent and proposed developments in the operation of PAYE and USC. Revenue will also provide a panel to answer a range of questions from delegates on all aspects of the operation of PAYE and USC.

4.30   Conference ends 

Note: Speakers and topics subject to change prior to Conference