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Keep your cool and vanquish your tough summer pay problems

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It’s summertime soon, and the Payroll living is anything but easy. Every employee wants off at the same time. (Not gonna happen!) Unpaid interns flood the office. Employees don’t understand how their pay is calculated if they work overtime during a holiday or vacation week.

Here’s what you need to know to keep Payroll running smoothly this summer.

Nonexempts and overtime

July 4 falls on the worst possible day for staffing concerns—Thursday. If your company isn’t springing for Friday as a vacation day, it’s a safe bet that many employees will want that day off, too. Then there’s Memorial Day and Labor Day, and other Mondays/Fridays off for those who vacation one long weekend at a time.

What’s the problem? If you include nonexempt employees’ days off in their regular rates when figuring their overtime rates, you’ll overpay.

Payroll rule No. 1: Vacation or holiday pay is idle time pay, which isn’t included in the regular rate c...(register to read more)

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