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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Alternative Payment Methods for Your Remote Team

If your staff is now working remotely due to COVID-19, here’s how to pay employees who normally receive paychecks and pay stubs in person.

What are Petty Cash Transactions?

Learn what petty cash is used for and how to best manage it.

It’s Time to Evaluate Your Payroll Processing Model

COVID-19 is changing payroll. Are you up-to-date with the latest compliance laws? You may want to evaluate your current payroll processing model

The CARES Act: Payroll Implications for Small Employers

The CARES Act delivers massive payroll assistance for SMBs, including paycheck protection loans, loan forgiveness, payroll tax credit, and Social Security tax deferral.

IRS Delivers COVID-19 Relief for HDHPs

The IRS recently announced that High Deductible Health Plans can cover the testing and treatment of the coronavirus before plan deductibles have been met, and doing so will not jeopardize their status as HDHPs.

Trump Wants a COVID-19 Payroll Tax Cut, and What It Means for Small Employers

Trump has proposed a payroll tax cut in response to the coronavirus fall out. What would that mean for small businesses?

New Federal Rules To Tackle the Retirement Crisis

There’s a retirement crisis growing across the country. Here’s what the federal government is doing to address it.

How to Calculate Overtime Pay

Learn how to calculate overtime pay, and what formula to use for exempt and non-exempt employees

What Is the Definition of Net Pay?

There's a lot of ways to talk about payroll. Most employees are interested in their net pay, or how much they take home in their paycheck. This article breaks down net pay, and how to calculate it