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Whether you’re a business owner, a human resources specialist, or an employee, it’s important to be familiar with common payroll terms and acronyms. To help you gain a better understanding of common payroll terms, we’ve created a quick view of essential payroll terminology. Navigate this glossary to find the definitions for a wide variety of different payroll terms.

Popular Terms

Employee Attendance Tracker

Tracking employee attendance is a crucial component to runni... See more

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

A health maintenance organization (HMO) is one of the primar... See more

Disability leave

The Americans with Disabilities Act  (ADA) requires employe... See more

Employer identification number (EIN)

An employee identification number (EIN), sometimes called a ... See more

Deferred compensation

A deferred compensation plan sets aside a portion of an empl... See more

Remote Workforce Management

The challenges of managing remote employees have recently be... See more

Recent Terms


You may see the acronym “SaaS” from time to time, especi... See more

Workforce Management Clock

Workforce management clocks allow your employees to clock in... See more

Contingent Workforce Management

The contingent workforce management definition is the practi... See more

Attendance Management System

An attendance management system refers to an organization's ... See more

Employee Assistance Program

Is the modern workplace more stressful than ever before? If ... See more

Employee Self-Service (ESS)

Empowering your employees has been a hot topic in human reso... See more

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