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What You Need to Be Aware of When Processing Payroll Internally

Although processing payroll may seem as easy as printing a check. You should be aware of the many complexities that come with being an employer. The laws have become so complex that keeping up on the changing rules for each state requires extensive time and resources. The following are some of the areas that you need to be concerned with when processing payroll for your contingent workers.

    Federal Wage and hour rules 


   FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) 

       -This is a federal law that governs excessive overtime and/or penalties

   State specific rules 

       -California Meal Penalty

       -State Specific Overtime

       -NY Wage Form

   I-9 compliance 

       -Viewing identification

       -3 Day Rule

       -E-Verify regulations

   W-2 processing  

   Workers’ compensation misclassification (reporting and/or audit by insurance company) 

   Workers’ compensation claims management 

   Unemployment claims management (fighting claims and documenting HR related activity) 

   Tax remittance - EDD 

   Tax remittance IRS 

   Payroll Adjustments (if an employee changes withholdings, is paid incorrectly, or changes name etc…) 

   ERISA – Employee Retirement Income Security Act 

   EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 


       -What questions can be asked pre-employment

   Benefits Administration 


       -Medical Insurance

       -Paid Leave


   Sales Tax 

       -Sales tax may apply to a staffing company who supplies contingent labor depending on state and position.

Emergent screens and employs the temporary workers you recruit when your company cannot or does not want to. Emergent takes care of employer obligations such as HR, legal, payroll, workers’ comp and risk management so you can focus on your core business. Call us at 855-250-5000 or email us at to ensure a compliant workforce

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