- the process of paying employees at a business
- a list of the employees at a company
- the money that the business has to spend on its employees:
I leave all of the payroll stuff up to our Financial officer.
We have over 3,000 employees on our payroll.
All employers are required to contribute 2 percent of their total payroll to unemployment insurance.
This word comes up in some phrases like:
cut (a company's) payroll
a payroll check