As an employer, you want to maintain a good relationship with your employees. While there are bound to be some disagreements, you want to keep them satisfied. That includes paying your employees and providing an accurate pay stub.
Here’s an example of the basics gone wrong.
While remaining anonymous, an employee wrote in to Boston.com.Their complaint was that their employer wasn’t paying them as promised, and wasn’t providing pay stubs! They said that this problem had been going on for some time.
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Because they failed to pay employees according to the terms that were agreed upon, this company could be in serious legal trouble! Turns out, keeping employees satisfied also satisfies the law!
Rightfully so, the legal experts responding to the column recommended that the employee contact their state’s Fair Labor Division.
Employers spend so much time making sure they are compliant. An alert to a state agency is the last thing that any business wants.
Know the Facts.
Laws and regulations vary by state. As an employer, you are responsible for knowing the state’s labor laws where your business is operating. In addition, you are responsible for following those laws.
At the very least, most states require employees to be paid fairly, within a reasonable amount of time, and with some form of documentation of their pay, such as a pay stub.
“Pay stubs and timely paychecks are crucial in the employee/employer relationship and state regulators look down on any employers who don’t provide either of those in a timely, reliable, and accurate fashion,” says Boston contributor Elaine Varelas.
When it comes to paying employees and staying within the law, you don’t want to mess around. Sitting down to do payroll can seem like a mountain of a task, but you MUST tackle it. The headache and penalties that could come if you don’t are very steep.
There are a lot of complex calculations involved with payroll. When you factor in time clock mistakes, tax withholdings, or even certain legal withholdings such as child support, there’s a lot to figure out.
Many companies with the best intentions still run into trouble. It can be tough to find the perfect payroll solution for your small business, and provide employees with timely pay stubs.
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