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Top 10 Overtime Questions – Part II

If you have a broad practice of not paying overtime to employees, you may find your organization subject to a class action claim involving multiple employees, which can result in even bigger payouts. As an example, Wal-Mart recently agreed to settle nearly 65 federal and state class action lawsuits involving allegations of unpaid overtime and break time requirements for a reported $640 million.
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Top Ten Overtime Questions – Part 1 of 2

The requirement to pay employees overtime seems simple enough; once a nonexempt employee has worked 40 hours in a single workweek, each additional hour worked MUST be paid at time and one-half the regular rate of pay. Yet, many employers are confused about the mechanics of implementing the law, such as how overtime pay is calculated when a nonexempt employee is paid a salary or works two jobs.
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QuickBooks Time Card Entry and Overtime Calculations – Beyond the Basics

In today’s busy workplace business owners and payroll administrators are faced with numerous challenges which cause them to want and need to be able to quickly and accurately enter employee time cards by “crew or group” by “job or project” and by day – because that is how they are done on the jobsite. Because of these situations, they also want software that will automatically calculate and distribute overtime hours worked for all employees on all jobs for any given work week – relieving them of the time-consuming and error-prone process caused by manual calculations and time card entries; this is an area where QuickBooks is lacking in functionality.
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Certified Payroll Training Class Available

Take the "mystery" out of Government Construction Projects & Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements. Making the move from residential/commercial construction projects to government-funded construction projects, which have certified payroll reporting requirements, can be overwhelming for most contractors, their office staff, and the accounting professionals who support them.
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Reporting Requirements for the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), provides the State Departments of Transportation and Federal Lands Agencies with $27.5 billion for highway infrastructure investment. With this money there also comes an increased level of reporting, which we will be adding to Certified Payroll Solution to better and more fully serve the needs of our customers who may be working on these types of construction projects.
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U. S. Department of Labor Revises Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements for Form WH-347

The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 established into law the requirement for paying "prevailing wages"; a specific rate of pay plus fringe benefits for each trade/work classification that has been set by the Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division, on federal or federally-assisted construction projects exceeding a value of $2,000.00. Construction includes the alteration and/or repair, including painting, decorating, plumbing, electrical, etc., of public buildings or public works - including roads and bridges.
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Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.
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I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.


QuickBooks is a powerful product, but learning how to use it in your construction business can be difficult. I hope you find resources available here to be helpful.

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