With many factors and issues involved in paying employees properly, we have compiled answers to some of the questions frequently asked by employers. At Quartermaster Payroll, we are always available to answer any question you may have.
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Time sheets and paper checks are becoming a thing of the past with new payroll software, direct deposit and payroll cards. For example, employees who are unable to get a bank account and do not want to pay high check cashing fees, can have their payroll put on prepaid debit cards. We use a payroll Cash Card product, which gives one free withdraw per payday (four to five times a month for weekly paid workers). This allows for green employee paystubs, which saves paper via online payroll.
We offer many different versions of time and attendance, including a biometric time clock, which is a fingerprint time clock plus it connects directly with our payroll software. We have a payroll portal that has a virtual time clock, which is an online time clock to sign in and out using a computer, tablet, or any other mobile device. This is great for industries such as construction, where workers travel from place to place and a standalone time clock or punch card is not available.
One of the biggest red flags to the IRS is misclassification of workers. Businesses that employ independent contractors may be more vulnerable than ever to private lawsuits and government scrutiny. Private actions involving alleged improper independent contractor classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws are on the rise. At the same time, the federal government has focused its attention on employers’ compliance with the rules governing worker classifications, and state governments have tightened their enforcement efforts.
Unlike employees, independent contractors are not covered by federal or state wage and hour laws, are ineligible for employee benefits such as health insurance and participation in company retirement plans, and cannot form or join labor unions. Additionally, employers are not required to pay Social Security, Medicare and unemployment taxes, or withhold and remit income taxes for independent contractors.
While companies are not prohibited from employing independent contractors, they can get in trouble for improperly classifying employees as independent contractors. Worker misclassification can result in substantial liability for unpaid wages, and taxes, penalties and fines, among other consequences.