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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New 2021 Paycheck Protection Program Funding

Here’s how to make the next round work for your business.

401(k) FAQs: The Big List for 2021

Learn about responsibilities, options, and uncertainties surrounding 401(k) plans this year.

Critical HR, Benefits, and Payroll Compliance Information for 2021

Remote work is here to stay. Paid leave programs are expanding. Healthcare costs are rising. Here's a rundown of next year’s biggest HR trends.

Payroll Accounting Basics for Small Businesses

Whether your small business has one employee, a few employees, or hundreds of employees, payroll accounting is a must.

ACA Affordability Threshold for 2021: What ALEs Need to Know

If you’re an Applicable Large Employer (ALE), find out what the ACA affordability threshold is for next year.

Does Your Small Business Have a Payroll Continuity Plan?

When disasters or emergencies hit, a payroll continuity plan can keep your payroll function intact.

Payroll Tax Guide for 2020 Year End

Be prepared for the end of the year with this guide exclusively for 2020 payroll taxes.

Benefits Software for Small Businesses: 5 Key Features

It’s crucial to find benefits software that caters to your specific small business needs — but make sure to consider these general features.

Preparing for Payroll Year End During COVID-19

Check out our list of payroll changes impacting small businesses in 2020.

SBA Simplifies PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

A new form aims to deliver financial and administrative relief to smaller businesses by streamlining the PPP loan forgiveness process.