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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What Is the Definition of Back Pay?

In 2019, the agency collected a record high of $322 million in back wages. So, it’s in every employer’s best interest to know about back pay. 

COVID-19: Payroll FAQs For Your Employees

If you’re a small business encountering questions from your staff about COVID-19 and payroll, here are answers you can use and customize.

COVID-19: Final Paycheck Rules for Terminated Employees

Things to consider as you handle an employee’s last paycheck

COVID-19: Think Twice Before Cutting Employees’ Pay

If you are a small business that’s struggling, you may be considering reducing employees’ pay. There are some caveats you should be aware of, which vary by employee classification.

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.