Payroll is a bit more complicated than simply paying each employee an hourly wage and calling it a day. You have some options in how you handle payroll for your restaurant and employees, but it really comes down to two choices: do it yourself or hire a payroll service. The obvious advantage to calculating payroll yourself every week is that you’ll save money, but there are far more advantages to paying a service to do it for you.

Keeping track of tips, service charges, regular wages, tax credits and more can be a complex and time-consuming task. There are several rules and laws to keep in mind, and you must follow the strict guidelines in order to remain compliant.