Whether you have a few non-exempt employees earning overtime or many more, managing overtime costs is essential to keeping track of your payroll spending.
By establishing rules for overtime, scheduling, and employee attendance, you can manage overtime in real time and stay informed when costs approach or exceed your budget.
When you have a mobile workforce, some or all of your employees perform their duties outside of a traditional work location. Employees may be working from home or—in the case of rideshare workers, traveling nurses, or construction workers—conducting their work activities in the field.
Managing a mobile workforce requires efficient processes for tying employee pay to work hours. Whether your employees are located at home or remote work sites, you can benefit from setting rules for accurate scheduling, time and attendance reporting, and payroll.
Even with a solid payroll process in place, payroll errors still happen. Miscommunication between HR and payroll systems, record-keeping mistakes, or a single missed deadline can result in overpayments, underpayments, or incorrect payroll deductions.
Though the best solution is to avoid payroll errors altogether, you should still have a plan in place for what you will do when errors occasionally occur. Having the appropriate communication and follow-up with employees not only shows your commitment to making the necessary corrections, but it can also give employees peace of mind in knowing that they won’t be left to sort out the error alone.
Follow these tips for communicating payroll processing errors to employees.
Errors and delays in payroll can be frustrating for everyone—payroll staff, HR, and the impacted employees. The problem can often be traced back to an inefficient, manual process or a payroll platform that doesn’t fully meet your needs for accuracy or integration. The good news: There are steps you can take to fix a broken payroll management system and keep your payroll processes humming.
Your payroll provider is responsible for helping you deliver accurate employee pay, but if the provider falls short of expectations, you may need to make a switch. Changing payroll providers is no small thing, but you can manage a seamless transition with a solid plan and a provider that delivers comprehensive payroll tools and services.
For time-strapped HR and payroll managers, every day at work is a juggling act. The mental load of keeping a bunch of open tasks and deadlines straight can be a challenge, and the last thing you need is to miss a crucial deadline.
That’s why we put together our annual HR and payroll compliance calendar: to give you a list of all the important dates and deadlines you need to know to keep your workplace on track. Here’s what you should mark on your calendar for 2020: