Payroll & Benefits

High complexity hospitality payroll. Our speciality.

Multiple employments, varying pay rates, shift work, variable hours, temporary staff and PTO – it’s all part of payroll in our sector.

“As we roll out Leon in the US, we are so grateful to be in the safe hands of Fourth. We truly believe we’d be a bit lost and certainly failing in the hands of a non-hospitality specific payroll service provider. The support from our dedicated Fourth team is unparalleled, and their knowledge of US payroll is encyclopedic. We would definitely recommend Fourth to a hospitality operator wanting to get their payroll 100% right, 100% of the time” - Glenn Edwards, Managing Director & Nickie Bartsch, Head of Training & Recruitment, LEON USA

The Challenge

  • You need to get information from multiple systems to run payroll.
  • Managing payroll is too labor intensive and administration heavy.
  • It's difficult to keep on top of various federal, state and city minimal wage regulations.
  • You’re not confident that your employees will be paid the right amount at the right time.

Key Benefits

  • Fully integrated HR, scheduling and payroll ensures data flows through the system.
  • Improved employee experience with the option of replacing checks with payment cards, making it easier and cheaper for them to access their pay.
  • Our Gross Wage Engine automatically calculates pay based on federal, state and city regulations on minimum wage and overtime.
  • Manage service charges and tips with complete compliance.



Fourth Payroll

The Problem
Payroll in the hospitality sector is complex and the frequency of pay periods and various employment types, pay rates, shifts and variable hours make errors common. Rectifying payroll issues is not just difficult, it can also be damaging to employee relations.

The Solution
When you outsource your payroll to us, we take complete care of paying your employees with no hidden costs. The risk of penalties is eliminated as we handle all aspects of compliance with payroll legislation, and you'll have on demand access to a qualified Payroll Hospitality Specialist, specifically skilled in all the complexities of hospitality payrolls. Find out more about our Payroll & Tax Filing Services.

Employee Payments

The Problem
In order to keep staff happy and engaged, you need to make sure you’re paying them the right amount at the right time, which is difficult to ensure if you need to extract data from multiple systems. But they also need easy access to their money, and with as few charges as possible.

Our Solution
The Fourth platform provides fully integrated HR, scheduling and payroll so you can be sure the right data flows through the system to pay your staff the right amount. 


Affordable Care Act

The Problem
Determining Affordable Care Act (ACA) eligibility for employees with flexible hours can be challenging and time-consuming, especially when combined with calculating and predicting your organization’s classification, and addressing the affordability (9.5%) test.

Our Solution
With Fourth’s eligibility reports, you can quickly and easily determine which employees meet the full-time equivalent (FTE) threshold. Your company size can be analyzed across any date range to make sure you’re delivering the right benefits in compliance with ACA requirements, while ensuring you are providing one of the three approved calculation methods for affordable and compliant healthcare options.

General Ledger Reporting

The Problem
You need to make sure that information around financial transactions is correct in your accounting system. Doing this manually not only takes time, but also risks errors due to rekeying information.

Our Solution
With Fourth, pre-built templates make sure uploading information to your accounting system is simple and accurate – and they can be customized to your specific requirements.

Payment Cards

The Problem
Paying staff by check not delays them being able to access their money, but also means they lose some of their wages in costs.

Our Solution
As well as providing checks, we can take care of all payments to employees via direct deposit to their bank account, or through a payment card which is lower cost to the employee than cashing a check, and has no additional cost to you. 

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