Certified Payroll

Certified Payroll Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult!

Whether you’ve done certified payroll reports in the past, or you’re just now considering jobs that require these reports, there’s always a little hesitation that comes with taking on government-funded projects. And it’s easy to see why – the reporting requirements can be daunting!
But these projects are great opportunities for contractors and can prove to be very lucrative. Plus, with the right tools (like construction accounting software) in place, producing correctly formatted certified payroll reports can be easy.
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What Are Certified Payroll Report Formats?

Depending on where you’re submitting your certified payroll reports, you may be required to use a different report format for each of your qualifying jobs. And even though most of these formats typically require the same information, the location of that information can vary drastically between each type, making it a bit like a game of hide-and-seek with where your numbers should go.

With Payroll4Construction, you’ll have instant access to dozens of print and electronic certified payroll report formats — all with your required information automatically updated every payroll.

Print Certified Payroll Report Formats

Department of Army Corps of Engineers
Michigan Department of Transportation
Minnesota Department of Transportation
New Jersey Department of Transportation
New York City
New York Department of Labor Public Works
U.S. Department of Labor
And Many More!

Electronic Certified Payroll Report Formats

California Department of Industrial Relations
Civil Rights and Labor (AASHTOWare CRL)
eComply Solutions (formerly MyLCM2.0)
Labor Compliance Management (LCM)
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
And Many More!

Don’t see the format you need? No worries! These are just a few of the ones that we offer.

Contact us at info@payroll4construction.com to see what other formats are available.

What is Certified Payroll?

Certified payroll has a reputation for being complex — report formats change depending on locality, which means the reporting requirements can vary. However, certified payroll is manageable once you have a detailed understanding of the different aspects of reporting.

Certified payroll is a requirement under the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. The wage law mandates all companies who work on government or public works projects to pay the prevailing wage rates in that area.

Prevailing wage refers to the minimum amount an employer can pay their laborers. This wage requirement ensures that skilled local workers are not being overlooked in favor of workers who accept lower wages.


Want to Learn More?

Knowing which format to use is only one of the steps in making sense of certified payroll.  That’s why we’ve created The Contractor’s Guide to Making Certified Payroll Easy, where you’ll discover everything you need to know about certified payroll.
What is certified payroll?
What makes up a certified payroll report?
How to create a certified payroll report
How to simplify your certified payroll with construction accounting software
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