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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 …

From the Trenches: A Lawyer’s Perspective on FLSA Violations

From the Trenches: A Lawyer’s Perspective on FLSA Violations – Part 1

We’ve written several articles about the legal risks and ramifications of being out of compliance with state and federal payroll regulations. But we wanted to get the perspective of someone who works in the trenches and sees the consequences of FLSA violations firsthand every day. So we sat down with employment litigation attorney Matt Elliott and asked him for his take …

Why Construction Contractors Are Fed Up with Payroll

If you’re selling a payroll solution to government contract construction companies, you’ve got some frustrated clients—and one terrific opportunity. Government construction contractors have a unique payroll problem that virtually no other industry has to deal with: prevailing wages. In essence, prevailing wage is a federal requirement for government contractors that’s designed to guarantee that construction workers receive the going rate …

Legal Risks Government Construction Contractors Take with Payroll

Messer Construction is a regional general contractor and commercial construction manager that provides leadership for complex building projects in Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky. Messer’s staff includes a wide range of labor types, such as foreman, laborer, paver and others. As a government construction contractor, Messer was constantly tied to three requirements that dragged down its productivity and put the …

New California Piece Rate Is in Effect—Are Your Clients Compliant?

As you may have heard, effective January 1, 2016, the State of California changed legislation on how companies that pay piece rate need to pay and report earnings to their employees. The changes were approved by Governor Jerry Brown as part of Assembly Bill 1513 (AB 1513) California Labor Code Section 226(a), which requires that each piece-work-compensated employee receive the …

How to Always Be Prepared for an FLSA Audit

Noncompliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is no small matter. It can result in heavy fines, lengthy lawsuits and criminal charges that could ultimately cost your company millions. But if you think a FLSA audit might be on the horizon, there are a few critical activities that you can focus on to make sure that you won’t be …

Never Fill Out Another Certified Payroll Report Again

Contracting with the government can be a bittersweet experience. You get a stable job that pays well, but there’s a cost. Contractors with government-funded projects are required by law to submit certified payroll reports. Born out of the Davis-Bacon Act, any company that performs projects on public works or buildings with a contract value over $2000 must submit certified payroll …

The Painful Process of Managing Payroll

Infographic: Automation Solves Your Payroll Puzzle

Managing payroll can be like trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle with pieces from multiple boxes. The Painful Process of Managing Payroll If you enter data from multiple systems, the process is time-intensive and costly—especially when mistakes need to be corrected. Between the innumerable steps, manual calculations and changing policies it’s nearly impossible to avoid errors—which raises questions from your …