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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Average PTO In 2022

A productive workforce is the ultimate win for your business; offering paid time off helps you attract and retain qualified people.

Absence Management: Why You Should Be Doing It

Regardless of your business size, you must have attendance policies that address employee absences.

What Is the Average Number of Sick Days in the U.S.?

On average, workers who receive a fixed number of paid sick days use only around half of the sick days they earn per year.

What Seattle’s Minimum Wage Law For Gig Workers Means For Employers

Studies reveal that 14% of gig workers earned less than the federal minimum wage, and 29% earned less than the state minimum wage.

What Are Payroll Internal Controls? And Why You Need Them

You need formidable payroll internal controls because payroll threats can be external (e.g., cybercriminals) and internal (e.g., payroll employees).

Local Income Tax: What Employers Need to Know

Companies can ensure they're adhering to local income tax obligations by keeping these things in mind.

How to Reduce Payroll Headaches: Pro Tips

Use these strategies to help minimize payroll errors and make the process simpler and faster.

Do You Own a Family Business? Here Are Common Labor Issues to Avoid

Keep these laws and tips in mind when hiring family members.

What California Employers Need to Know About the 2022 Retirement Plan Deadline Mandate

By June 30, 2022, California employers with more than 5 employees will need to offer their workforce a retirement plan through CalSavers or a private retirement plan provider.

What Is Succession Planning, and How Can It Benefit Employers?

Succession planning is crucial for business continuity and organizational performance. Take these steps to implement succession plans for employees in your company.