Preparing payroll when taking on the U.S.

Hiring a professional with prior U.S. payroll experience might make for easiest transition when adding staff south of the border
By Zachary Pedersen
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 10/22/2012

When Exova, an international materials testing company based in Mississauga, Ont., acquired a thermal processing company to expand its business, 300 American employees were added to the payroll.

The additional employees became Lynne Harkness’ responsibility and she had to make sure the transition was seamless.

But she knew nothing about American payroll.