Payroll Services


Your Human Resources, HCM & Payroll Experts



At Big Fish Employer Services we offer cutting edge Payroll processing. Our Human Capital Management system unifies multiple functions in one system, making Payroll seamlessly integrated with Time and Attendance, HR and Benefits Administration.

Employee Self-Service

Employee Self Service (ESS) is the process and associated technology which offers employees the opportunity to log on, view, print, and edit personal information. The goal of acquiring an ESS platform is to “push” to the employees the management of their personal information, thus relieving the HR and/or Payroll Department from handling paper and making updates. The employees became true “owners” of their data.

Tax Services

Taxes may be inevitable, but they don’t need to be difficult! Big Fish currently services hundreds of clients across the United States with our Comprehensive Tax Management Service. Big Fish also offers a second level of tax filing service, a Tax Notification service for clients who wish to have the flexibility and control of making their own tax payments.

Comprehensive Tax Management Service
This level of service includes the impounding and electronic payment of all tax liabilities. Big Fish will also prepare and file all quarterly and annual payroll tax returns with all federal and state agencies. Big Fish is responsible for the timely filing of all payroll tax payments and returns.

Tax Notification Service
Signature-ready tax checks are produced each payroll period. This service offers clients the flexibility to manage their own tax deposits. Big Fish creates the tax checks that are made payable to the proper agency, and the client is responsible for their timely deposit. The quarterly and annual returns are created for the client, and await their signature and submission to the appropriate agency.

Workmans Compensation

Big Fish has partnered with several insurance brokers to offer Workers Compensation Insurance. Across the US workers compensation insurance remains an integral part of ensuring the coverage of medical claims for employees injured on the job. Here in the State of CA workers compensation rates have seen a steady decline in the premium costs to employers. If you are an employer in California you are required by law to carry Workers Compensation insurance.

The typical workers comp model requires that an employer pay an initial up-front down payment against projected payroll amounts and employee headcount. The employer is asked to provide periodic audits detailing eligible wages and associated premium costs. Often during this audit a check must be written to the insurance carrier to cover that audit period’s workers comp premium amount. This can often result in some “sticker shock”, especially when it is a several – thousand dollar expense that must be paid immediately.

A unique workers comp premium payment model offered by Big Fish, and our partners, is called “Pay-as-you-go”.

After each payroll is processed Big Fish automatically sends to our broker(s) a detailed list of the employees’ eligible workers compensation wages. The broker then forwards that wage data to the specific company that insurance coverage has been bound with. The insurance company then sends an email to the employer stating how much the current payrolls workers comp liability is. The premium amount is then deducted from the employer’s bank account.

Advantages to this model include:

-No up-front premium down payment
-Improved cash flow
-No invoices
-No premium checks to write
-Automatic premium payments via ACH debit
-Minimize and/or eliminate any audit surprises
-It is very easy. Big Fish does all the heavy lifting Our partner broker(s) only use “A” carriers.

Please call us to answer any questions you may have, and receive a free consultation and quote from our broker(s).

Big Fish Employer Services is not licensed to sell or offer insurance products

Pay Cards

Big Fish has established a formal relationship with an affiliate to provide Pay Cards for your employees. We have selected industry leader SOLE Financial to provide these services to our clients. Pay Cards offer your employees the safety and convenience of having all, or part, of their wages sent to a debit card.

Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit is a simple, safe and smart way to pay your employees. Over 93% of employees worldwide are currently participating in direct deposit. A few big advantages of direct deposit are the security and convenience of removing costly, labor intensive paper checks from your payroll process.


Big Fish will get your people paid... but we don't stop there.
We'll get you answers and assistance in areas of compliance. As your Human Resources, HCM, & Payroll expert we provide you with access to relevant tools that streamline your processes as an employer, giving you peace of mind. Plus, when you call us, you'll talk to humans that answer the phone-every time you call.