What Contractors Need to Bid on Government Contracts

If you’re looking to grow your construction business, government jobs can be incredibly profitable and a great addition to your project portfolio. However, these projects come with several additional considerations. Before bidding on government jobs, it’s crucial to make sure you have a plan in place for: Documenting and submitting certified payroll reports Safety certifications Union reporting Safety forms Minority compliance …

The Ins and Outs of Multi-State Payroll

Working in multiple states is a great way to attract skilled workers and create more profitable opportunities. However, it does come with its fair set of challenges that contractors need to navigate… namely having to process multi-state payroll. The issue with multi-state payroll is that a single mistake can have serious legal repercussions such as lawsuits and fines. According to …

The Benefits of Synching Payroll with Time Tracking

In the construction industry, the payroll process can be complicated. Legally, payroll has to be accurate under governmental regulations to avoid lawsuits, costly fines and liability claims. For your workers, payroll must be precise so that every worker is paid on time. To keep both the government and your employees happy, you have to ensure accuracy right from the start. The …

How to Handle Multi-State Payroll

When you’ve got multiple workers on multiple jobsites with multiple wages and multiple pay rates, maintaining accurate payroll can get extremely confusing. Multi-state payroll in particular brings about a variety of time-consuming regulations that require absolute accuracy. According to Independent Electrical Contractors, more than 5,000 cities across 17 states have their own payroll regulations and city-specific tax rules that construction …

How Can a Union Payroll Company Help Manage Payroll for Construction Companies?

Processing union payroll for a construction company is different from that of other industries. Construction companies with union employees have to deal with: Collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) Complying with specific union regulations Union dues Multiple jobs with multiple unions and varying pay rates Multi-state payroll and taxation Preparing and submitting reports Staying in compliance with the guidelines set by the …

The Benefits of Outsourcing Construction Payroll

For contractors who want to run a successful construction business, efficient payroll management is essential. Contractors striving for efficiency in this area are often impeded by the challenges presented by construction-specific payroll, including: Certified payroll reporting Multi-state and multi-rate payroll Union payroll In order to avoid the hassles associated with these challenges, many construction professionals are opting to outsource their …

Easier Construction Payroll 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. …