Definition of payroll
1 : a paymaster's or employer's list of those entitled to pay and of the amounts due to each
2 : the sum necessary for distribution to those on a payroll; also : the money to be distributed
Examples of payroll in a Sentence
They cut him from their payroll.
He's the manager of a baseball team with a $50 million payroll.
Businesses are keeping their payrolls low by embracing new technologies.
Recent Examples of payroll from the Web
The companies are expected to create more than $14.8 million in new payroll and generate $605,000 in new investments across Ohio, according to a press release.
Under his plan, some 30,000 workers from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would be taken off the government payroll and transferred to a private non-profit organization.
Analysts have counted many costs savings from payroll to network spending if the nation’s No.
Rhode Island, California and New Jersey, to be joined by New York next year, all offer paid parental leave programs funded either partially or entirely through employee payroll deductions made to a temporary disability fund.
Privatization advocates also claim that shifting air traffic control away from the FAA would speed the process and shift about 30,000 unionized traffic controllers off the government payroll, an idea supported by the ATC union.
The East Chicago School Board voted to cut 112 employees from its payroll on Monday.
And in both cities, the police and firefighters have opted out of Social Security, something state and local workers often do in hopes of avoiding the Social Security payroll tax.
It’s jobs day in the U.S.—and though the non-farm payrolls report will be released after Asia Pacific markets close, the results will certainly set the trading tone for next week.
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First Known Use of payroll
PAYROLL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of payroll for English Language Learners
: a list of the people who work for a company and the amount of money that the company has agreed to pay them
: the total amount of money that a company pays to all of its employees
PAYROLL Defined for Kids
Definition of payroll for Students
1 : a list of persons who receive pay
2 : the amount of money necessary to pay the employees of a business
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