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Do your own Daycare Payroll and Save

Daycare Payroll ChecksMy recent post on Efficient Scheduling of Daycare Staff got me thinking about other ways to economize on payroll expenditures. If you are currently outsourcing your payroll check calculations you should seriously consider doing your own Daycare Payroll. It’s much easier than you might think and will save you money every pay period by not having to cut a check to your payroll service. If you are currently spending $50 to $100 per month or more on a payroll service you’ll easily recoup your software investment in just a short time.  Continue reading

Reporting Payroll Hours for your Child Care Business

42-16072097Recently this question came in to the ProCare Tech Support team. Perhaps your child care business could use payroll reports like this too.

“I need to produce a summary report containing employee name, straight  time and overtime hours and their hourly pay rate.”

This turns out to be an easy one. ProCare Software already includes a Daycare Payroll report with all that information. In fact, ProCare can automatically calculate payroll and withholdings and print payroll checks, as well as offering many standard payroll reports.      Continue reading

Federal Minimum Wage Rises

[Note: This article was originally published in 2008. See the Updated 2009 Article.]

The U.S. Federal Minimum Wage rises today to $6.55 per hour. If your State Minimum Wage is already higher than that it won’t directly affect your child care business. For those of you who need to implement the change you may find that some employees will have part of their next paycheck at the old hourly rate and part of it at the new rate.     Continue reading

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