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Prepare a Payroll Disaster Recovery Plan Checklist

Author: Vicki M. Lambert, CPP

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There are plenty of situations that may prevent an employer from conducting business at its normal location(s), such as an extreme weather event, damage due to a fire within the office, a terrorist attack or an infectious disease pandemic. When a disaster strikes, the obligation to pay employees' wages and remit payroll taxes in a timely manner remains. Therefore, before a disaster strikes, an employer should make preparations that will enable it to process payroll during the disaster.

This checklist will help an employer organize and establish a payroll disaster recovery plan. Employers should complete the following steps in sequential order.

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