Monthly Archives: December 2012

Best Practices for Payroll Interfaces

The poet John Donne famously wrote that “No man is an Island”. The same is true for payroll. Payroll often requires employee-related data from, or passes employee-related results on to, other applications, such as time and attendance or the General … Continue reading

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When do earnings stop being pensionable and insurable?

The CRA asserts that earnings don’t stop being CPP pensionable or EI insurable, just because the employment relationship is over. My experience is that most payroll practitioners follow logic something like this to determine if CPP or EI source deductions … Continue reading

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Overtime rates on commissions or other incentive earnings

For most employees paid by the hour, or even on a fixed salary, overtime rates are based on an employee’s regular hourly rate. But what happens when employees aren’t just paid on the basis of time? How are overtime rates … Continue reading

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