Grace Ferguson

Grace Ferguson

Grace Ferguson is a business writer and blogger covering payroll, employee benefits, and human resources. She has vast experience serving as a payroll and benefits administrator for large and small businesses. At age 18, Grace landed her first job: working as a secretary for a forestry company.

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How to Keep Your HR Engine Running During Economic Slowdowns

Here are steps HR departments can take to ensure organizations are prepared for potential economic downturns.

Employee Poster Laws for Small Businesses

Are you displaying and updating the right employee posters at your business?

Payroll Budgeting: The Essentials Your Small Business Needs to Know

Here are some common items that go into a small business payroll budget — including base wages and salaries, benefits, taxes, and more.

How Often Should You Run Payroll?

Before you set your company's payroll frequency, consider these factors first.

COBRA Compliance Checklist for Employers

Don't get bitten by COBRA! Use this checklist to stay in compliance.

Payroll Tax Penalties Small Businesses Should Know About

Here are penalties your small business might face for failing to comply with payroll tax laws — along with waivers and technology for avoiding them.

Everything You Need to Build Your Employee Handbook

Here's how to make your employee handbook comprehensive, up to date, compliant, and accessible.

Do You Have an Inclement Weather Pay Policy?

Severe weather may cause you to temporarily close your business or modify employees’ work schedules. Here's how to create a payroll policy that addresses inclement weather.

What Is Form 5500 Filing?

If you file Form 5500 incorrectly, it can lead to penalties. Learn more about the annual report here.

What Is Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Compensation?

Learn about this pay-as-you-go model, and its advantages and disadvantages for small businesses.