Pay and Benefits Documentation

Accurate documentation of employee pay and benefits is essential. If pay and benefit decisions are not accurately documented, needless disputes may arise over pay raises, employer contributions to health insurance payments, accrual of leave time, and other payroll matters.

A well-written employment contract can often prevent issues from arising in employment situations. Where a written contract is not used, it is especially important for governing bodies to accurately record pay and benefit decisions in the meeting minutes. This is true both for decisions about individual employees and for decisions about employee benefits generally.

Date this Avoiding Pitfall was most recently published: 2/25/2022