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  • Writer's pictureTanya Hilts

Why Double-Checking Payroll is Important


Payroll is one of the most important aspects of your business and doing it with accuracy and precision is key. Of course, mistakes can happen and changes that have been made do get overlooked from time to time. That is why it's so important to double-check and triple-check payroll after making any changes.

  1. Avoiding Errors: Errors can be an issue for both the business and the employee. If you overpay an employee, it could lead to financial difficulties for the business, especially small businesses but on the other hand, if the employee receives less pay it could lead to financial difficulties and cause dissatisfaction among employees.

  2. Compliance: There are several laws that need to be followed, including minimum wage, overtime, and labor laws to name a few. Failure to comply can result in penalties, fines, and legal action. Double-checking will help to avoid this.

  3. Efficiency: Having to go back and correct payroll errors can be time-consuming and costly. Double-checking payroll changes before running the next payroll cycle can save you time and money.


Now on to the tips for double-checking payroll.

  1. Review Employee Data: Before you process payroll, ensure all the employee data is correct and up to date.

  2. Review Payroll Data: After you make any changes to the payroll, double-check the data to make sure it is accurate by checking that all deductions, benefits, and bonuses are correctly reflected in the payroll & Paystub.

  3. Verify Timesheets: Timesheets are the most important part of the process, and any errors can lead to inaccurate payroll. Always check to ensure employees' hours have been accurately recorded in the software.


In Conclusion, remember that payroll errors can have major consequences. It is vital to take the appropriate steps to ensure that your payroll is done correctly each time.



Until next time,


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