Calculating and distributing employee overtime is a burdensome process that many business owners and payroll administrators have to deal with on a weekly basis. Everyone has a different opinion on just "HOW" that overtime is to be calculated and distributed. By everyone, I mean the business owner, the payroll clerk, heck even the Federal and State government. No wonder it's just a problematic situation! Continue reading
Reporting fringe benefits paid in cash on the Federal WH-347 Certified Payroll Report has specific requirements which the built-in QuickBooks report cannot handle. Here is a question from a reader who is using the certified payroll report provided in the QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll subscription asking how cash fringes should be reported because her reports are being rejected because they aren't reporting the cash payment correctly.
This article will explain how any cash paid in lieu of fringe benefits on prevailing wage projects is supposed to be reported on the WH-347 form and why the built-in QuickBooks certified payroll report isn't handling it correctly. Continue reading
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
Federal Prevailing Wage requirements, through the U. S. Department of Labor, indicate that working foreman or supervisors that regularly spend more than 20% of their time performing actual construction work on the project are considered to be covered and, therefore, required to be reported on the certified payroll report. 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
How often you have to pay your employees is determined by each State, these requirements seldom take into consideration certified payroll reporting requirements. 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
Holiday pay can be confusing. These tips provide answers to common questions such as: Do you have to provide paid holidays? What about for new employees? and more. Continue reading
A nonexempt employee working a second job as an independent contractor for your organization is a red flag for the IRS, the DOL, and state agencies. Continue reading
The built-in QuickBooks certified payroll report is a frequent topic on the Intuit Community forums . Learn how to check the report for accuracy BEFORE submission. Continue reading
Common employer practices result in unpaid work hours which violate the Fair Labor Standards Act - 5 common practices that could lead to trouble in an audit Continue reading
The IRS wants your QuickBooks company data file as part of an audit, this is new request and will probably begin to grow in popularity as time goes on. Tips & Best Practices for compliance.
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
Yet another massive winter storm. Do you know what your obligations are to employees who cannot get to work on these bad weather days? Continue reading
California's prevailing wage laws and certified payroll reporting requirements can be mandated by any of the following agencies or organizations, each with their own unique set of reporting requirements. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the filing of Form A-1-131, Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) and the filing of a modified WH-347 form, the U.S. Department of Labor and the filing of a standard WH-347 Form, Electronic filing requirements through the use of LCPtracker, TRS Consultants, and/or Elation Systems, Inc. D-BAS Labor Compliance Software, Additional "paper filing requirements" by Labor Compliance Organizations, such as, Golden State Labor Compliance, LLC or CalLCP. Continue reading