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6 payroll questions your workers are asking

And how to be prepared to answer them
Read or download our handy ebook designed to help you set up payroll policies and profiles for your employees.
Free ebook with top payroll questions and answers for workers
Free ebook with top payroll questions and answers for workers
Free ebook with top payroll questions and answers for workers

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Find a solution that helps address workers’ concerns

Payroll can be complex, but tackling your workers’ questions should be easy. Prepare yourself with the knowledge you need to answer their questions, and partner with a payroll solution that’s there with you every step of the way.
QuickBooks provides a payroll platform that automates every element of the payroll process, so you can focus on growing your business.
Looking for more resources to help answer your workers’ payroll questions? Check out our free downloadable guides on the following topics to distribute to your workers and help make the payroll process easier for everyone.
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Provide clarity with a time off policy

It’s no secret, employees work to get paid. But they also love taking time off. Having established guidelines for when they’ll get paid and how much they’ll earn, if any, is important.

As an employer, you’ll need to have a plan for:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) policy
  • Holiday pay
  • Jury duty pay
  • Overtime pay

To help your employees understand how each of these can affect payday, download and fill out our free employee pay guide. Be sure to include how and when payments are processed.

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How PTO, holidays, jury duty and more can affect payday
How PTO, holidays, jury duty and more can affect payday
How PTO, holidays, jury duty and more can affect payday

Employee time tracking to-do list

Clock in; clock out. It sounds simple enough, but for employees, it’s easy to incorrectly input time card information, or to forget to submit a timesheet altogether.

Share this checklist to help your team submit accurate time and attendance, emphasizing that doing so will help you provide accurate and timely paychecks.

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Downloadable checklist: employee time tracking and submitting timesheets
Downloadable checklist: employee time tracking and submitting timesheets
Downloadable checklist: employee time tracking and submitting timesheets

New employee forms: What’s needed on day 1?

Every new hire means a stack of new hire paperwork. Using this guide, you’ll be able to streamline the onboarding process and check multiple boxes off your new hire checklist.

In this guide, you’ll find important forms for new employees to fill out, along with the personal information they’ll be expected to provide. Consider sending the applicable forms to new hires before their start date so they can come ready to work on their first day.

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New-hire employee forms and paperwork
New-hire employee forms and paperwork
New-hire employee forms and paperwork

Set up direct deposit and banking information

Employees want to get paid accurately and on time, and you want the payroll process to be as smooth as possible.

This downloadable direct deposit checklist allows you to:

  • Share direct deposit information with employees when they’re deciding how they want to get paid
  • Manage and authorize employee payment details if they need to make a change to their banking information.

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New-hire direct deposit and banking info checklist
New-hire direct deposit and banking info checklist
New-hire direct deposit and banking info checklist

How to read a W-2 Form: A breakdown for employees

Letters and numbers, boxes and codes.It’s no wonder employers get a lot of questions about how to read W-2 forms. Well, now you can help your employees understand them.

As an employer, you’ll need to have a plan for:
This guide helps explain wages and tips and all the W-2 deductions that come with them, including federal income withholdings, social security and medicare taxes, state income taxes, and more.

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How to read a w-2 form: a breakdown for employees
How to read a w-2 form: a breakdown for employees
How to read a w-2 form: a breakdown for employees

Understanding paycheck deductions

Employees often want help understanding pay stub deductions, especially how much is taken out of their paycheck for taxes. With this guide, they’ll have it laid out clearly and concisely – important pay stub definitions all in one place.
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Understanding paycheck deductions for employees
Understanding paycheck deductions for employees
Understanding paycheck deductions for employees
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