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Certified Payroll Bi-weekly payroll

  • 1.  Certified Payroll Bi-weekly payroll

    Posted 01-08-2019 09:28
    Hello,

    I have only ever done Certified Payroll for weekly pays, but the company is switching to a bi-weekly. How would that reflect on a certified payroll report?

    Thank you,


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    Christine Rivera
    Controller
    Via Technology, LLC
    San Antonio TX
    (210) 227-7726
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  • 2.  RE: Certified Payroll Bi-weekly payroll

    Posted 01-08-2019 09:43
    Christine,

    You may want to review the Davis Bacon act or the state laws where you operate. The Davis Bacon Act requires pay at least once a week (see 40 U.S. Code @ 3142 (c) (1)). Some contractors pay on multiple pay schedules, i.e. office staff is paid monthly or bi-weekly and craft workers are paid weekly. The extra effort to pay on multiple schedules may not be worthwhile.

    Best,


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    Kevin Halme
    Constructive Tech Solutions
    Omaha, NE
    www.consttech.solutions
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  • 3.  RE: Certified Payroll Bi-weekly payroll

    Posted 01-08-2019 11:43
    Edited by Mike Elek 01-08-2019 12:10
    CFMA is holding a webinar on Davis-Bacon in March:

    Davis Bacon Ins and Outs – Prevailing Wage Compliance

    Date: March 6, 2019

    Time: 03:00PM - 04:15PM (1.5 CPE credits)

    Listen to industry expert, Sam Melamed, CEO, ABC Trust, discuss the compliance specifics for the allowable Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Ancillary Benefits, Retirement Plans, Vacation/Holiday and PTO, Apprenticeship Program, Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plans. Learn the differences between funded and unfunded plans and the approval process for unfunded.

    More information: https://cfma.digitellinc.com/cfma/live/1857/page/9879

    CFMA members will be pre-registered. The monthly webinars are a free member benefit, so there is no cost if you are unable to attend. Pre-registering makes it easy for you to view the webinar recording, if you want to view it at a later date or replay it for your colleagues.

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    Mike Elek
    CFMA staff
    Princeton NJ
    (609) 945-2412
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  • 4.  RE: Certified Payroll Bi-weekly payroll

    Posted 01-09-2019 09:55
    It is my understanding that certified payroll is required to be reported weekly.  Even if you pay biweekly.  I believe that it also requires weekly payments to those workers who are covered by the Davis Bacon or other prevailing wage.  I realize that many jurisdictions have their own guidelines and I am not aware of those specific guideline however the AGC has published An Industry Guide to Understanding Federal Prevailing Wage Law.  It is a very useful tool and it states that the Davis Bacon act require weekly payment of wages and posting of wage rates.

    Hope that this is helpful.


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    Catharine Smith
    M.R. Pittman Group, LLC
    Saint Rose LA
    (504) 733-3040
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  • 5.  RE: Certified Payroll Bi-weekly payroll

    Posted 01-09-2019 17:10
    Thank you all for your comments and great information.

    The company is sticking with weekly payrolls.


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    Christine Rivera
    Controller
    Via Technology, LLC
    San Antonio TX
    (210) 227-7726
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