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When are Staffing Agencies Required to Pay Overtime to Temporary Staff and Contractors?

Posted by Col Levander on Sep 18, 2017 8:51:55 AM

How do I figure out what to pay whom? How do I determine what is and isn’t overtime? And how do I know if I am liable to pay overtime to contractors and temps? Not to mention contingent staff and the gig economy!

There are 5 common errors made by temp, contract and contingent staffing agencies that often come up when creating quotes and running payroll in the temporary recruitment placement field. The answer is complicated - dependent on the type of worker/ industry and many other variables. Col Levander of ratescalc.com and Rec Tech Solutions explains what you need to look for when it comes to over-time and meal allowances!

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Tags: payroll, ratescalc.com, temporary recruitment, contract recruitment, payroll errors, overtime, PAYG

5 of the most common errors made by staffing agencies for contract and temp quotes

Posted by Col Levander on Aug 30, 2017 4:26:30 PM

Determining the correct wages for temporary and contract payroll can often be a daunting task for even the most experienced contract recruitment consultant. Due to the complexities that staffing agencies face on a day-to-day basis relating to contract and temp payroll, we have developed a short checklist of common mistakes that should help you get your ducks in a row!

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Tags: payroll, ratescalc.com, temporary recruitment, contract recruitment, payroll errors

Risky Business - the hidden costs of incorrectly paying temporary and contract staff

Posted by Col Levander on Aug 11, 2017 3:12:56 PM

The staffing industry can be a risky business! There is nothing riskier than incorrectly paying your contract and temporary workforce. On top of these risks, the recruitment industry payroll areas are heavily regulated and are made even more complex when considering your businesses compliance.


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Tags: Recruitment Technology, payroll, ratescalc.com, compliance, temporary recruitment

Ratescalc.com payroll errors checklist


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