You’ve Got To Get Payroll Right
If you are a business owner, you are probably busy 24/7 and can’t always give each required task your full attention. If you get to the point where you have to put something on the back burner, make sure it’s not payroll. Workforce Management Suite has convenient, powerful tools to help you avoid these common payroll mistakes.
1. Inaccurate Time Cards
Manual timekeeping systems that require team members to log hours on a paper timesheet are susceptible to errors that are both deliberate and accidental. Employees often record their prescribed shift start time even when arriving late and do the opposite when leaving early. Even your most honest staff member can have trouble accurately recalling hours when filling out a time card several days afterward. Erroneous timecards increase costs of labor unnecessarily and burden your HR staff (which may just be you).
TimeWorksTouch tracks employee time to the minute to make sure that you only pay employees for the time they are working. Workforce Management Suite maintains accurate audit-ready time and attendance reports that can protect you in case of a DOL dispute.
2. Misclassifying Employees
Employee classification influences benefits eligibility, minimum wage provisions, overtime pay eligibility, and workers’ comp eligibility. Employers who misclassify are at risk of state and federal penalties and should consult the comprehensive DOL guidance on the matter.
Workforce Management Suite allows you to customize the job codes for your business to help you stay in compliance and design efficient scheduling strategies to keep your labor costs as low as possible.
3. Failing to Pay Payroll Taxes
Small business owners may wrongly think that failing to pay payroll taxes is akin to not paying personal income taxes. If you get in a cash pinch, DO NOT delay paying your payroll taxes as a stopgap measure.
Meeting all of your employer tax obligations is problematic without trustworthy time and attendance data for each pay period. Workforce Management Suite automatically collects, calculates, verifies, and submits the critical information to your payroll provider.
SwipeClock serves many businesses like yours and can help you avoid these dangerous pitfalls with the experience and proficiency you can count on. Call us today at 888-223-3450.
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WorkforceHUB includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, and TimeWorks Mobile. We’ve just added onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! WorkforceHUB is designed for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and reduce labor costs.
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