What is Burden?

In relation to pay, burden is the mandatory employer-paid payroll taxes and benefits based on the wage or salary of employees. In the US, burden will include workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance (SUTA), employer’s share of FICA (Social Security and Medicare) and state or local taxes, for each temporary employee on assignment. In staffing, Pay Rate plus Burden equal Direct Cost, i.e., a business expenses that directly applies to the provision of a temporary worker.

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