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payroll

noun
     
Related topics: Companies, Wages
pay‧roll
1

on the payroll

if someone is on the payroll of a company, they are employed by that company:
The company now has 350 people on the payroll.
2 [uncountable]BEWBBC the activity of managing salary payments for workers in a company:
the payroll department
a computerized payroll system
3 [uncountable and countable]BEWBBC the total amount of wages paid to all the people working in a particular company or industry:
the annual payroll was $88 million

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