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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The Legalities of Changing Employees’ Timecards

Learn the rules around modifying employees’ timecards — for both remote and non-remote employees.

Why Employees Should Check Their Federal Withholding Every Year

Learn why the IRS encourages employees to complete their W-4 correctly so that the right amount of federal income tax is withheld.

How to Reduce Employee Intention to Quit — and Tackle the Root Cause

The estimated average cost to lose an employee is $15,000. Here are ways you can keep intention to quit at bay.

401(k) Automatic Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Setting up 401(k) automatic enrollment could help increase the number of employees participating in your 401(k) plan.

Tipped Employee Payroll Laws

Do you have employees who earn tips? Find out about payroll rules regarding tipped workers here.

What Does the FLSA Mean by “Hours Worked”?

Learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “hours worked” definition and its various forms.

What Are State Mini-COBRA Laws?

If your business has fewer than 20 employees, you may be subject to a state mini-COBRA law.

What Is New Hire Reporting?

New hire reporting is mandatory for all employers. Here’s how to do the process properly.

6 Ways to Decrease Rising Employee Benefits Costs

Here are tips to budget for employee healthcare costs and other benefits expenses.

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.