It’s one thing to have an angry entertainer in your midst, it’s another to have costly litigation aimed at you or your club because payroll was botched. Dominion Payroll helps your club navigate its way through today’s murky HR waters.
(Note: This article appeared in our January 2020 issue’s Special Focus on Future Technology. All of the articles in this Special Focus will be posted to ExoticDancer.com.)
Dynamex and AB5 (Assembly Bill 5) are two words you’ve seen if (a) you’ve picked up a recent issue of ED Magazine and/or (b) either the former court case or the latter California bill have directly impacted the operations at your club.
Dynamex was the California Supreme Court case that established a multi-prong test for qualification requirements for an independent contractor. AB5 was the bill that codified this case, a result of the “gig economy” headed by ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. All of this to say, if clubs didn’t have an HR department before, it may be something owners/operators may have to factor in.
Dominion Payroll attempts to ease the burden as a do-it-all payroll and HR company that can mitigate employee-related lawsuits. ED Magazine spoke with Andrew Campolattano of Dominion Payroll to find out how something as mundane as human resources looks in the 21st century.
ED: For a club owner/operator who may not be familiar with your company and its product, how would you briefly summarize Dominion Payroll and iSolved?
CAMPOLATTANO: Dominion Payroll is a privately owned payroll and HR company that has the service of a local business with the technology of a national provider. We offer businesses a robust scalable workforce management tool that includes everything from talent acquisition, time and attendance to payroll, HR, and benefits administration.
ED: “iSolved runs as a single hub for all of your payroll, HR, and benefits information, with the option of integrating your time and attendance as well.” Can this work with independent contractors as far as integrating selected information?
CAMPOLATTANO: Our technology partner, iSolved, is a cloud-based single-source database provider that can integrate with various POS systems, accounting software, and time-and-attendance solutions.
In addition to having a solution that streamlines payroll and HR-related tasks, Dominion Payroll has built a solution specifically for the gentlemen’s club industry. — Andrew Campolattano
ED: How does iSolved help a gentlemen’s club’s operations or make a club more profitable (by saving time, money, etc)?
CAMPOLATTANO: We help business owners streamline their current payroll and HR processes to save them time, money, and help reduce the risk of employee-related lawsuits. Employers under the new classification standards could be subject to harsh penalties, including 100% responsibility for the employee’s unpaid taxes on wages and tips, employer taxes, workers comp, etc. Dominion Payroll processes, files, and pays all payroll-related taxes to the appropriate agencies, giving our clients the benefits of a local service with the financial and process security for all your payroll tax needs. All clients are insured, and Dominion Payroll maintains all communication with the appropriate tax entities.
ED: Is there any learning curve for your product?
CAMPOLATTANO: With any major change comes a learning curve, but with onsite training and ongoing support for our clients, we are able to help them seamlessly transition from their current payroll processes.
ED: How does iSolved help bring gentlemen’s club owners into the future of their club’s operations?
CAMPOLATTANO: In addition to having a solution that streamlines payroll and HR-related tasks, Dominion Payroll has built a solution specifically for the gentlemen’s club industry. We can ensure that your club is compliant with recent changes following the Dynamex case and the state of California passing Assembly Bill 5 while ensuring entertainers are paid daily if preferred.
For more information, visit dominionpayroll.com or call (877) 377-7298.