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3 Legal Risks Construction Companies Take Each Pay Period

Messer Construction is a regional general contractor and commercial construction manager in several Midwest and Mid-Southern states. As a government construction contractor, Messer was constantly tied to three requirements that dragged down its productivity and put the business in legal and financial risk. Each pay period put them in a situation that could result in fines, legal fees, and employee …

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You Don’t Need to Fill Out Certified Payroll Reports Anymore

For construction companies, contracting on government projects provides a stable job with guaranteed money. But there’s a cost, too. Government-funded projects with a contract value over $2000 require contractors to submit certified payroll reports. These reports are designed to show that you’re paying your employees the appropriate prevailing wage and fringe rates for their specific job. It’s a well-intentioned measure …

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[Video] 3 Construction Payroll Problems Your Prospects Haven’t Solved

Construction contractors offer terrific opportunities for HCM sales reps, because they face unique time-and-attendance problems that most companies in the industry haven’t solved—but desperately need to. Every time they issue a paycheck, they’re taking certain risks that could result in government audits, fines, employee disputes, or public lawsuits. Fortunately, we can give you insight into their pains that gives you …

phone hanging from the line in a phone booth | put complex union pay policies behind you

Put Complex Union Pay Rules Behind You for Good

Union-based construction and manufacturing companies don’t have it easy when it comes to writing paychecks. Union rules have a major impact how timekeeping and payroll are processed. Complex calculations need to be applied to each employee, making it particularly challenging to manage time and payroll records accurately. As regulations place an increasing emphasis on complying with union contracts and bargaining …

closeup of a knotted rope | Managing payroll can be like trying to untie an impossible knot

End Your Painful Payroll Management [Infographic]

Managing payroll can be like trying to untie an impossible knot. Every pay period, you have to take data from multiple systems that don’t play well together, apply your unique business rules, and enter them into your payroll system. For many companies, that means dedicating as much as 20% of the week to the task of manually entering every piece …