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HR and payroll for your franchise
Paychex Flex for payroll and HR

Integrated HR solutions customized for franchise systems

You’re involved with franchises – brand or running the business itself – and you want to build on your success. Paychex can help. We offer solutions, from training and recruitment to benefits and retirement, that help manage the intricacies of the franchise industry, including helping keep up-to-date on regulations that impact compliance.


IFA Preferred Vendor

The IFA prefers franchise solutions offered by Paychex

“Bringing Paychex on as a preferred provider is a natural fit for the IFA, since they are a longtime member with a focus on small- to medium-sized businesses. We’re certain Paychex has the right mix of national scale, franchise experience, and service quality that our members will love.”

– Robert Cresanti, CFE
IFA president and CEO

Paychex Makes It Simple

  • Franchisor
  • Franchisee
HR services for franchisors

Assist your franchisees with an end-to-end solution for their HR and payroll needs

Whether your franchisees have one employee or thousands, Paychex® Flex can help them effectively manage workers.

  • Recruiting and applicant tracking
  • Hiring and onboarding
  • Time and attendance
  • Payroll services
  • HR services
  • Health insurance management
  • Retirement plans and recordkeeping

Custom HR and payroll integrations

With Paychex APIs, building applications, connections, and solution integrations helps maximize your data.

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Hiring and HR
  • Time and Attendance   

If you’re a franchisor interested in partnering with Paychex, call 844-846-7830.

Solutions that grow with you

Solutions that grow with you

Payroll processing

  • Flexible payment options, including Pay-on-Demand and Real-Time Payments
  • Payroll tax calculation, payment, and filing
  • Mobile apps for you and your employees
  • 401(k) Services


  • Workers' compensation
  • Commercial property
  • Cyber liability 

Payroll and 401(k) integration

  • Ongoing fund management
  • Range of investment options
  • HR Administration

HR Services

  • Employee handbooks
  • Paperless onboarding
  • Detailed job descriptions
  • HR Administration

If you’re a franchisee interested in working with Paychex, call 844-846-7824.

webinars and resources for your franchise

HR and payroll resources your franchise can use

Our webinars, articles, and videos contain best practices to help you handle the challenges of franchising. 

Educational Resources

Redefining the partnership model, one franchise at a time

  • Attract new franchise owners

    Help make your organization even more appealing to new franchisees by offering discounted pricing on industry-leading payroll, HR, and benefits solutions.

  • Ensure consistency across franchise system

    By partnering with Paychex, we can help you implement and standardize world-class HR systems, processes, and education across all franchise owners and locations.

  • Position yourself for growth

    Build an infrastructure of scalable solutions that spans single- and multi-owner needs, so you can support expansion, growth, and varying franchisee requirements in any state.

  • Integrations that drive efficiency

    Paychex General Ledge Service syncs with QuickBooks® Online, Sage Intacct®, Xero™, and more, to help run payroll faster. Plus, discover the advantages from our partnerships with Indeed and Workplace by Facebook.

  • Help your franchise prosper and grow

    • Drive revenue – create positive, engaging work environments while increasing productivity and retention
    • Reduce expenses – minimize labor waste, manage turnover, streamline vendor processes
    • Protect profits – maintain compliance to minimize risk of fines (DOL, OSHA, IRS), labor violations, and potential litigation


Subway franchises

What franchisees are saying about working with Paychex

“Paychex got me all set up. It was seamless, no hassles …. I spend no time on payroll. They do everything, so I can spend time on the details at my store like marketing. I always get a good rep on the phone (if I have questions). Price isn’t the biggest thing; it’s the service.” Scott Leafer, owner

Subway franchises
Business size: 10-49 Employees
Solutions: Payroll

Paychex HR outsourcing

Delivered by a partner you can trust

When it comes to franchise payroll and HR, Paychex has built a reputation as an industry leader for more than 45 years.

  • Serves more than 10,000 individual franchisee clients in the U.S.
  • Pays more than 300,000 franchisee employees
  • Largest 401(k) recordkeeper in the U.S. (by number of plans) – PLANSPONSOR magazine, 2019
  • Paychex Insurance Agency is ranked 21st on Business Insurance magazine’s 2019 list of the Top 100 Brokers in the U.S.
  • Named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for a 11th time by Ethisphere Institute
  • FORTUNE® names Paychex among “Future 50” companies best positioned for growth
  • Paychex Flex named best HR outsourcing solution for small businesses in 2019
  • No. 12 on Training Magazine’s List of the Top 125 Training Organizations, 2019
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