The HR Dictionary

Payroll Activities

The processes and duties involved in determining, processing, and dispersing employee pay and benefits are referred to as payroll activities in HR. They can be the following:

  • Time and attendance tracking - Employee absences, leave requests, and hours worked are all recorded by HR staff. This data is used to determine employee pay and make sure they are fairly compensated for their labor.
  • Payroll processing - After gathering time and attendance data, HR must process payroll for each employee, accounting for elements like overtime, bonuses, and tax withholdings.
  • Benefits administration - Employee benefits including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off are frequently managed by HR. This entails signing up employees for benefit plans, responding to inquiries about benefits, and making sure that benefits are correctly withdrawn from employees' paychecks.
  • Compliance and reporting - All payroll and benefits-related operations must abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, according to HR. This entails creating and submitting tax paperwork as well as giving employees the necessary notices.
  • Record-keeping - In addition to any pertinent tax and regulatory papers, HR is required to keep correct records of employee pay and benefits. This data needs to be protected and kept private.