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4 Tips To Manage Payroll More Effectively

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 15, 2020 7:51:50 AM

How you manage payroll may be one of the most critical operations of your business. And effective payroll management can be a challenge even with the best software.

[This post, originally published in March 2015, has been revised and updated.]

It requires more than a software solution to implement efficient, accurate, and cost-effective payroll management processes.

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Topics: payroll management, HR best practices, payroll audit, payroll process, payroll outsourcing

How to Conduct a Payroll Audit

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jul 16, 2019 7:42:00 AM

Your payroll process can be relatively simple or, if your organization is large or growing rapidly, more complex and challenging. Either way, a payroll audit is in order.

 

One of the common occurrences in many businesses is that time can go by without any significant efforts made to ensure that payroll is being processed accurately. The purpose of an audit is to verify that your financial statements reflect a true and accurate record of your organization's results during the financial year.

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Topics: payroll management, payroll audit, payroll process, outsourcing payroll management, payroll compliance

What Is Certified Payroll And What You Should Know

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 20, 2019 10:17:00 PM

All payroll is not created equal. This is especially true of certified payroll for government contracts and public works projects. 

 

So, what is certified payroll? A brief explanation is found on the State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) website:

"Contractors and subcontractors on most public works projects are required to submit certified payroll records (CPRs) to the Labor Commissioner using DIR's electronic certified payroll reporting system."

That's fine, but a bit brief and high-level, so let's take a deeper look at certified payroll.

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Topics: payroll process, HR compliance, Certified payroll, Certified Payroll Software, Certified Payroll Services

10 Signs That It's Time To Outsource Payroll Management

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As your business grows, so does the volume of administrative work. And when your HR and payroll staff are overwhelmed, more costly mistakes occur.  

 

[Editor's note: This post was originally published in January 2017 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.]

Increasing numbers of mistakes with payroll processing serve as warning signs that indicate your payroll team may need more staff and and better resources. On the other hand, it's very likely that it's simply time to consider other options for managing your payroll process, such as outsourcing.

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Topics: payroll management, payroll management companies, payroll process, outsourcing payroll management, payroll compliance

California Court Expands Scope Of Reporting Time Pay

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 21, 2019 9:42:05 AM

Until recently, California employers provided "reporting time" pay when workers report to work but are not put to work or work less than half of their usual schedule. No longer.

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Topics: payroll management, time and attendance, payroll process, employee lawsuits, reporting time pay

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