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Robert Half Payroll & Human Resources Associate in New York, New York


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Payroll & Human Resources Specialist to join our client’s team in a permanent capacity. This on-site role is designed to balance responsibilities equally between Payroll and Human Resources functions. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented professional with a strong background in both areas, capable of managing a wide range of tasks efficiently and accurately.

Key Responsibilities:

Payroll Duties (50%):

  • Process multi-state payroll for exempt and non-exempt employees accurately and on time.

  • Handle tax deductions, garnishments, commission payments, benefits deductions, and other payroll-related transactions.

  • Conduct payroll investigations and resolve discrepancies.

  • Calculate and manage Paid Time Off (PTO) accruals and usage.

  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local payroll laws and regulations.

  • Maintain payroll records and prepare reports as needed.

  • Provide exceptional customer service to employees regarding payroll inquiries and issues.

Human Resources Duties (50%):

  • Oversee the onboarding process for new employees, ensuring a smooth and welcoming experience.

  • Manage the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) to maintain accurate employee records.

  • Conduct background checks and ensure compliance with hiring standards.

  • Perform various HR administrative tasks including maintaining employee files and documentation.

  • Oversee benefits administration and assist employees with benefits-related questions.

  • Assist with recruitment efforts, including job postings, screening applicants, and coordinating interviews.

  • Support employee relations initiatives, including addressing employee concerns and facilitating conflict resolution.

  • Assist in performance management processes, including tracking performance reviews and employee development plans.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field is strongly preferred.

  • A minimum of three years of experience in a combined HR and payroll role.

  • Strong proficiency with Paylocity or similar payroll/HRIS software.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local payroll and labor laws.

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit roberthalf.gobenefits.net for more information.

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