Construction Payroll Made Easy in Just 4 Steps

There’s a lot to know when running construction payroll. From certified payroll to multi-jurisdiction payroll regulations, contractors have to keep tabs on a wide variety of elements to ensure they’re not only completing it accurately but in a way that complies with local laws and regulations. That’s why we’ve compiled the top four tips for simplifying your construction payroll to …

Simplifying Payroll During Davis-Bacon Jobs

Government jobs can be attractive to contractors for many reasons. They offer reliable payments from government agencies (which helps reduce employee turnover) and provide experiences that can give contractors a competitive advantage. However, working government jobs comes with dealing with government regulations; specifically, for federal construction projects, the Davis-Bacon Act— an act that not only sets wage requirements but also …

The Union Contractor’s Guide to Simplifying Payroll

Hiring unionized workers is an attractive option for contractors looking for a highly skilled and adaptable workforce, as unionized construction workers are often well-trained, well-certified, and up-to-date on industry standards. However, managing unionized workers can have a complicated impact on payroll. First off, each trade has a union, and then each union has different bargains in place that determine wage …

How the Changes to the Davis-Bacon Act Impacts You

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has officially published its changes to the Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts (DBRA). Any construction professional working on projects covered by the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts should be aware of these regulatory changes. We’re here to break down the new changes to the Davis-Bacon regulations and help you take appropriate steps to ensure compliance. …

The Top Three Challenges of Multi-State Payroll (And One Quick Fix)

Construction payroll is already difficult, but multi-state payroll requirements add a whole additional layer of administrative challenges. If mistakes are made, businesses even chance a significant degree of legal risk. Multi-state payroll comes into effect when a company’s employees work in multiple states. For example, Employee A worked in Ohio on Monday and Tuesday and then attended to a project …

A Guide to Understanding Certified Payroll Reports

In 1931, the US Congress passed the Davis-Bacon Act in an attempt to protect workers. Back then, contractors bidding on government jobs would try to win the job by offering low bids. These bids were made possible because the contractor planned on paying their employees minimum hourly wages.  The act established the prevailing wage, which is the average wage paid …

The Inflation Reduction Act and Certified Payroll

The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law in 2022, focuses on growing the economy and curbing inflation — benefiting the working class by reducing the deficit by $305 billion through 20311. The Act also improves climate control efforts, being the largest investment in green jobs the U.S. has ever seen. The act looks to provide more than 9 million jobs …

Payroll4Construction Announced as a 2022 Weatherhead 100 Winner

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – November 2, 2022 — Payroll4Construction, the #1 construction payroll service for contractors, has been selected as a 2022 Weatherhead 100 winner. Companies making the list are recognized for their percent of revenue growth over the last five years. Established in 1988, The Weatherhead 100 Awards are the premier celebration of Northeast Ohio’s fastest-growing companies. The awards celebrate companies …

The Affordable Care Act in Construction: Updated

E-Filing Threshold Has Been Lowered Starting in 2024, the IRS has altered which employers are allowed to file certain tax information returns in paper format. In previous years, employers filing less than 250 forms, including but not combining 1095 Forms, W-2 Forms, and 1099 Forms, with the IRS were allowed to complete their filings in paper format. In 2024, this …

Certified Payroll in Construction

Federally funded construction projects are attractive — offering appealing benefits like long-term employment, flexible work, good income, timely payments, and stable contracts. Not to mention lots of opportunities for profit — in 2020 alone the United States government invested over $665 billion in contractual construction services and supplies.1 But not every contractor is rushing to bid on government work. Why? …