12.jpg

The Complete Payroll Blog

Your steady stream of news, insight and analysis into payroll, tax, human resources and more.

The money and salaries behind the PGA and professional golf careers

on Apr 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Salaries
In the $70 billion golf industry, salaries can make your head spin. Golf’s highest-paid player was Tiger Woods for 12 years, but that changed in 2017 when he made a mere $37 million. Injuries and endorsement losses sank Woods to number 3, behind Jordan Spieth at $52.8 million and Phil Mickelson at $50.8 million in total golf earnings.
Read More

A breakdown of Major League Baseball player and front office salaries

on Apr 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Salaries
Major League Baseball has seen a mixed bag in terms of salary growth over the past 30 years. While average player salaries have grown by leaps and bounds, front office job growth has varied depending on position and demand.
Read More

A little bit about wage and hour classifications

on Dec 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Salaries Payroll Human resources Time and labor
Did you know that just because you are paying an employee on a salary basis, it does not immediately make that employee ineligible for overtime? The crucial distinction is whether the employee is exempt or non-exempt from wage regulations that cover overtime. The employer’s method of payment such as hourly, salary, or commission, is only one element of the exempt classification.   
Read More

Can you ask your competitors how much they pay?

on Dec 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Salaries Human resources
Our clients often inquire as to whether their employee compensation and benefit packages are competitive with respect to current market conditions and industry standards. In fact, it is an HR best practice to evaluate the company’s compensation and benefit programs on an annual basis. So where do you begin to get accurate and timely industry data for benchmarking purposes?
Read More

The money behind the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

on Nov 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 2 Comments | Salaries
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade costs over $10 million to produce. Being that it is the world's largest parade, it is ultimately seen as the kickoff of the holiday season. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an American tradition that most of us have taken part in in some way, whether it be volunteering, seeing the parade in person, or viewing from home.
Read More

Fees, earnings and the financial side of UberEATS

on Oct 17, 2017 9:18:07 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Salaries
Two major aspects seeming to evolve with the lives of Americans are smartphones and ridesharing, add food to these and you have UberEATS. You may be familiar with our post from back in May examining the financial side of Uber. So we decided to look into UberEATS from a similar perspective. What is the average UberEATS salary in your city?  How much do UberEATS drivers make per delivery? What are the UberEATS driver requirements?
Read More

NYC employers can no longer ask applicants about salary history

on Oct 13, 2017 2:42:36 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Salaries Human resources
In May, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro. 1253 into law, which prohibits all employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history. Beginning October 31, 2017, New York City employers may not do the following:
Read More

Actual take-home pay for NBA's highest-paid players

on Oct 4, 2017 7:26:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Salaries
The salaries of the top 5 highest paid NBA players all have 2 commas and a whole lot of  zeros. We all know that NBA players earn some serious bank. What we don't know are the specifics. Your Google search for the  “Highest Salaries of the NBA” might show you how much these players signed contracts for, but those numbers probably don't reflect how much money they actually take home. The published and highly publicized salaries of the top NBA players do not account for agency fees, federal, state and city taxes, as well as other various deductions. So, how much do these NBA stars actually take home? We found a really interesting article from ESPN that shows the take-home pay of the highest-paid NBA players after all the deductions come out. You can find that article here. But being the (sometimes nerdy) payroll people that we are, we of course wanted to dive a little deeper into it...
Read More

Fares, driver pay and the financial side of Uber

on May 5, 2017 8:02:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Salaries Payroll
With the recent rideshare approval in the New York State budget, we decided to shine a light on the payroll aspects of Uber as a company as well its drivers. How much do Uber drivers make? How does Uber pay their drivers? Are Uber drivers Employees or Independent Contractors? Here in Payroll Country, we are excited to answer questions like these.
Read More

Who Do Celebrities Employ? The Beyonce Edition

on Apr 6, 2017 10:25:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Salaries
With 22 Grammy awards, 62 Grammy nominations, and 24 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce is more than an icon; she is a household name and her own brand. However, Beyonce has also managed to stay predominantly under the radar when it comes to all aspects outside of entertainment. Who is on Beyonce’s payroll? Who does Beyonce hire at her entertainment management company, Parkwood Entertainment? What are the qualifications that an applicant needs to work for the Queen Bee?  Here in Payroll Country, we are interested in answering questions like these; so if you would like the facts, read on!
Read More

Are you using our free resources?

We're constantly publishing free tools to help with payroll, HR and other administrative objectives.

New Call-to-action
New Call-to-action

Subscribe to instant blog email notifications

Recent Posts

General Disclaimer

The materials and information available at this website and included in this blog are for informational purposes only, are not intended for the purpose of providing legal advice, and may not be relied upon as legal advice.  The employees of Complete Payroll are not licensed attorneys. This information and all of the information contained on this website are provided pursuant to and in compliance with federal and state statutes. It does not encompass other regulations that may exist, including, but not limited to, local ordinances. Complete Payroll makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of the information on this website and does not adopt any information contained on this website as its own. All information is provided on an as-is basis.  Please consult an attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular question or issue.