“Oh no, I’ve stuffed up the payroll and underpaid my staff!” Heard that one before? Cheryl-Anne Laird of Mazars will tell you how easy and how common it is to make mistakes in payroll. But while the headlines talk about “wage theft”, Cheryl-Anne sees it differently. Because in the vast majority of cases, she says, the mistakes are unintended. Modern awards are not easy and they’re being complicated further as a result of COVID. Separate the facts from fiction, she says, and if you aren’t sure, consult the experts.