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President's Message

Hello Members and Associates,



On behalf of the APA SELA Board Members, I would like to thank Edward F. Harold, Law Partner with Fisher & Phillips, LLC who spoke at our March 20th chapter meeting regarding “Exempt vs. Nonexempt Employee Classification”.  We had a successful turnout and hope to continue with that trend for the remainder of our meetings this year.


Our second chapter meeting in 2014 will be on Wednesday, May 14th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Smilie’s Restaurant located at 5727 Jefferson Highway in Harahan, Louisiana.  Our topic will be Disaster Recovery, Pay Cards, and Direct Deposit and our speakers will be Carlos Almeida and Troy Sicard who are representatives from the Major Accounts section of ADP.


To register for the May 14th meeting, please select the event link on this site.  The cost to pre-register is $30 for APASELA Chapter Members and $35 Non-APASELA Chapter Members.    Please note that after Tuesday, May 6th, the pre-registration discount of $30 for APASELA Chapter Members and $35 for non-members will conclude and the regular registration fee of $35 for APASELA Chapter Members and $40 for non-members will commence.


Speaking of APASELA Chapter Membership, I would like to say “Thank you” to all who have either “renewed” or “joined” the APASELA Chapter for the April 2014 - March 2015 year.  To either renew or join, please select the "Membership" link on the home page.   If you have not yet renewed, or wish to join, we gladly welcome you.  For questions regarding membership, please contact Catherine Chan via email at for assistance.


As previously mentioned, for the first time in twenty years, SELA is in need of volunteers for the following openings:  Public Relations Coordinator (NOLA), Certification Coordinator, and Website Coordinator.  If you can spare a few hours per month to help and learn more about the payroll association to become a chapter leader, please contact me at 504-864-7272.  Also, please join me in welcoming Janice Barrios, CPP, who has volunteered to fill the role of Government Relations Liaison for our local chapter.


See you at Smilie’s for the May 14th meeting!




Donna P. Rochon, CPP, MSM


The Southeast LA Chapter of the APA is a non-profit organization






Our Objectives

    The objectives of the  S.E. Louisiana Chapter are to keep the payroll professionals informed of the impact of changes in tax laws (federal, state and local), to provide the opportunity to network with other payroll professionals, and interchange experiences, ideas and interests by finding answers to difficult questions and problems encountered by the payroll professionals.


The S. E. Louisiana Chapter accomplishes its objectives by sponsoring:


·         Bimonthly seminars, the third Thursday of the month on the latest payroll topics by guest speakers from Federal and States agencies, attorneys, accountants and others knowledgeable in payroll compliance matters.

·         Annual Year-End Workshop on legislation affective year-end issues and changes for the upcoming year.





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