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Payroll Services
for Washington Businesses

Making Life Easier with Efficient, Helpful, Effective Payroll Software

PayNW is a provider of payroll, time and attendance and other employer services to small and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Seattle and surrounding regions. PayNW is dedicated to returning peace of mind and business focus to our clients and their employees. Our goal is to relieve clients from administrative and regulatory burdens and deadlines; reduce costs associated with payroll and labor management; provide outstanding customer service, flexibility and reliability; and deliver added convenience and value to client employees.

With Headquarters in Seattle, WA, PayNW is the payroll and employer services provider of choice for small to medium sized employers in Seattle and Washington State

Want to learn more? Talk with a specialist now: 866-729-6920

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now: 866-729-6920

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Washington State Resources for Employers

Industrial Insurance (Workman’s Comp)

As an employer or prospective employer in Washington State, you must provide industrial
insurance coverage for your employees. Coverage is mandatory. Employers purchase
coverage through the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). L&I manages all claims

and pays benefits out of an insurance pool called the Washington State Fund. The
fund is financed by premiums paid by employers and employees, not by general revenue
taxes and is instead of private workman’s compensation found in most other states.
Premiums are based on job classifications and rates are applied to hours worked.
For more information, see:

State Unemployment

Generally, every business with employees in Washington State must register with
Employment Security and file unemployment insurance taxes every quarter. You pay
unemployment taxes on gross wages up to the average annual salary for the state
(the taxable wage base). Wages are taxable, whether paid as a fixed salary, as an
hourly rate or on a piece-rate basis. Washington State bases your tax rate on your
experience with unemployment. “Experience” is the total unemployment benefits paid
to your former employees. For more information, see: Washington State’s Employment Security Department

Other important links for Employers:

What PayNW Clients Have To Say...


“I just want to take a moment and tell you how pleased and delighted I am to have the firm’s payroll in PayNW’s capable hands. It is wonderful knowing that [PNW Payroll Specialists] are there any time I have a question, so responsive and accessible, and so supportive. The Platinum Pay system is at once sophisticated and user friendly. I love it! And the concept of “real time” is my new best friend! Thank you all for the smooth transition, attention to detail and kid-glove treatment. You guys are great and I am very excited to be working with you again!”

- Sue H., Office Manager, Multi-partner law firm, Tacoma, WA

“We wanted to drop you an E-mail to let you know how incredible your team has been in the transition. The support that we have received from [your staff] has been incredible. In fact we have not had a bad experience with anyone we have worked with at PayNW. As the bar for what passes as quality customer service gets lower and lower with each passing year, what we have seen from PayNW reminds us of the some of the great customer service organizations like Disney or Nordstrom, the old school Disney and Nordstrom. Your team has set us up for success and we look forward to what promises to be a great experience with PayNW.”

– Bill S., Owner, multi-state operator of assisted living facilities, Bothell, WA