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Wage restitution and certified payroll revisions happen when you miss an update to the wage determination which increases the prevailing wage rate and the fringe benefit rate or perhaps you weren't informed until after working on the project for several weeks/months that this project was subject to prevailing wage.
Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of clear guidelines for submitting revised certified payroll reports, however, I've had experience in following two different sets of requirements, which I've outlined in this article. Continue reading
Can you deduct the cost of lost equipment from your employee’s pay? As a business owner I'm betting that on more than one occasion you have had an employee who has lost his company provided cell phone more than once and you've have to replace it.
Perhaps you want to recover the cost of the phone via a payroll deduction - before you do, read the rest of this article, because the answer depends first on state and federal restrictions and second on how much you want to deduct. Continue reading
Construction payroll can be complex and many business owners wonder if they should hire a payroll clerk and issue payroll in-house or if they should outsource it.
As a contractor a significant portion of your job costs involve payroll and labor burden (payroll taxes, worker's compensation insurance, general liability insurance, company paid fringe benefits etc.) and you need to have these numbers included in your job costing reports so you can analyze your bidding practices and know whether or not you made a profit on the job. If your payroll is not run through your accounting software you loose this vital piece of job costing information. Continue reading
The certified payroll report that your company submits to a general contractor, project owner, or contract administrator should contain information about your W-2 employees, the ones that work directly for you, are paid via payroll checks issued by your company and who you provide a W-2 for wages earned at the end of the year. When you enter into a formal contract for a portion of the prevailing wage/government funded construction project with a subcontractor, the subcontractor will submit a certified payroll report from his company to yours, listing their employees, the work classifications they fell under, hours worked on the project, wages, taxes, deductions, etc. Continue reading
Displaying employee social security numbers and addresses on certified payroll reports, which are ultimately public documents, causes privacy and identity theft concerns for many employers and employees - not to mention confusion over reporting requirements. Read this question submitted by a blog reader and our response. Continue reading
The Wage Decision provides you with the minimum amounts (base rate and fringe rate) that you must pay your employees when they work on a Prevailing Wage job - but confusion often happens when you actually pay your employees more than what the Wage Decision requires Continue reading
Payroll can be one of the most complex duties of any bookkeeper's job - especially when you need to OR want to track your Worker's Compensation costs for job costing purposes and pay your employees Vacation, Holiday and Overtime wages Continue reading
This payroll tip discusses being prepared for Wage & Hour and IRS Audits - what records have to be kept, how long you need to keep them, etc. Continue reading
Certified payroll report mistakes cause delayed payments and can put your company's good standing in jeopardy with the General Contractor or Project Administrator. Continue reading
Unraveling Certified Payroll Requirements On Federal Construction Projects webinar presented for L2 Federal Resources, LLC. Join us 5/18/2011 • 1:00 - 2:30 PM EDT Continue reading
The fact that you are a non-union shop, and your employees are probably also work on non-prevailing wage jobs adds another layer of complexity to this. Continue reading
All prevailing wage projects will come with wage determination schedules that detail the base rate and fringe rates for all craft and trades. Continue reading
Employee record keeping requirements must include proper time and payroll records for it's workers. The Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as most state wage and hour laws, are the ones who determine what is or is not "proper". Continue reading
Setting up and tracking Union Fringe Benefits in QuickBooks can be a fairly straightforward task, Union Fringes are just a specified hourly dollar amount that the company pays to the Union on behalf of the employee. Continue reading
Payroll which involves the payment of Davis Bacon or prevailing wage can be quite complex, especially for non-union or open shop contractor. Continue reading