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“. . . I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."
(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 5)
So why is change a sin in payroll? Because change is to payroll like food is to the body: necessary for continuation, but when lacking or taken to excess – it has the power to destroy.
All employees are workers, but not all workers are employees.
Without a doubt, worker misclassification is one of the most common sins of payroll. I’ve found that it is quite often done out of desire to accommodate a worker’s wishes rather than an attempt to circumvent payment of employment taxes. Unfortunately, the intent to help a person out does not negate the potential for penalties.
This is the first of a series of blogs titled The Seven Deadly Sins of Payroll. The first sin is not having a disaster plan for payroll. It is absolutely critical to have a solid plan for your payroll in the event of a disastrous event. Your employees depend on those funds to feed their family, pay their mortgage, etc.
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