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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Wages, Companies
payrollpay‧roll /ˈpeɪrəʊl $ -roʊl/ noun  1 on the payroll2 [uncountable]BEWBBC the activity of managing salary payments for workers in a company the payroll department a computerized payroll system3 [countable, uncountable]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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payrollThe 21-day partial shutdown of government that ended last week delayed jobless claims and payroll reports.If you have even a few employees, payroll taxes mount quickly.They also had the two highest payrolls in the league at roughly $ 50 million each.Computervision Corp is cutting another 700 jobs to take its payroll to 5,000.The financial administrative functions include budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, payroll and personnel.Suddenly I was spending more time managing my payroll than I was helping my clients.A link with the payroll files was soon established.Under the programme employers would be required to invest at least 0.5 percent of their payroll in training.
From Longman Business Dictionarypayrollpay‧roll /ˈpeɪrəʊl-roʊl/ noun1[countable, uncountable]ACCOUNTING the total amount of wages paid to all the people working in a particular company or industryThe company has cut its total payroll by 7% since the merger.More than half the state budget goes to payroll and only 11% to public works.2[uncountable]HUMAN RESOURCES the activity of managing wage and SALARY payments for employeesThe Human Resources Department is responsible for payroll administration.3be on the payrollHUMAN RESOURCES to be employed by a particular companyUnder the plan, every employee on the payroll can buy 100 shares at $127.25 each.
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