Contractor Resources

Access to everything you'll need as a contract employee of Populus Group.

Online Pay & W-2

Paystubs and Tax Forms

You will have access to your Paperless Employee account once you receive your second paycheck. This is where you can access paystubs, tax forms, and the pay planning calculator electronically.

Paperless Employee

To access paystubs and tax forms prior to October 8, 2021, login to Paychex eServices.

For questions, or your username or password, please contact your Populus Group representative, or email our team at or give us a ring at (248) 712-7900.


Deadlines vary depending on the company you're working for. Most often you will need to submit your time at the end of your workweek.  

Have questions about allocating your hours, overtime or sick leave?

health benefits

Health Benefits

First Time Populus Benefit Users

 Eligible contractors will receive a registration email from our Benefits Team to enroll in benefits. If you have questions or need help enrolling, contact the team at  

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View Coverage Options


Our Summary Plan document states that in order to be eligible for benefits you must be working at least 20 hours per week.  Coverage begins the first of the month following your hire date.  You have 30 days from your start date to enroll in this benefit.  If you do not enroll by the new hire enrollment deadline, you must wait until our next Open Enrollment period which is typically held around November with a January 1 of the New Year effective date.
To learn more about your benefits options, eligibility and learn how to enroll, visit

Summary Plan Document


Medicare Part D Notice


Perks Program

Who doesn't love discounts on stuff? No one. That's who. We've partnered with a company calledAbenity that provides discounts at tons of different places for you and your family.  The list of places and activities is pretty long , but some examples are movies, car rentals, Six Flags, Target, Amazon, and tons of restaurants. 

How to sign up

  • Follow this link and click "Register"
  • Fill out the form
  • Get awesome discounts

Have questions or need help? Reach out to or your PG representative

401K with Principal Financial Services

To help you have the income you need once you reach retirement, it's essential to have access to a pre-tax retirement plan.  We are proud to offer our employees access to the Principal Financial Services 401(k) plan, which has many exciting options for you to choose from for your retirement savings.  IMPORTANT: if you do not want to participate in our 401(k) plan you actively need to change your deferral percentage to 0% or you will be automatically enrolled at 6%.
To learn more about the Principal Financial Services 401(k) plan, visit

Enrollment Process

  • New employees are automatically enrolled in the 401(k) plan at a deferral rate of 6%
  • Paycheck deductions begin approximately 30 days after you receive your first paycheck
  • To create your account, sign up or opt-out visit and click "Get Started"
  • If you're NOT interested in participating, you can opt out once you've received your first paycheck

Contact Info

Phone: 800-986-3343 
To learn more about signing up or opting out, check out the FAQ below

Employment Verification

Need to request employment & wage verification?  

We partner with Thomas & Company, a third-party that processes all of our employment and wage verifications. Ready to get started? Click below for a helpful article that'll walk you through it, step by step.

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Contact Us

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