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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Top 7 Payroll Concerns for Small Businesses

A smooth-sailing payroll system is important for any small business. Learn to identify obstacles, and how to overcome them

When Do W-2s Come Out?

Answers to some of the most common questions concerning Form W-2

How to Overcome the Leap Year Payroll Challenge 

2020 is a leap year, which can cause headaches as you run payroll. Learn how to tackle the extra pay period in this article

How Much Does Small Business Health Insurance Cost?

Health insurance can be costly and complex. Here’s what you need to know about health insurance as a small business owner

Top Payroll Practices for Employee Breaks: Don’t Be Caught Out of Compliance

Employee breaks are subject to labor laws and company policies

What is OregonSaves? Everything You Need to Know

State-run IRAs are helping employees close the retirement gap. Learn about OregonSaves, a state-run retirement plan.

Don’t Have Retirement Savings? State-sponsored Plans Are Stepping In

There's a retirement crisis brewing in America, and some point to state-run retirement plans as a possible solution. But what exactly does it entail?

Best Health Insurance Plans for Small Businesses

Figuring out small business health insurance can be daunting. We help you cut through the noise to understand what is right for your business.

Federal vs. State Overtime Exemption Rules for 2020

What HR professionals and small business owners need to know about the federal FLSA overtime rule, and what to do if your state has its own requirements

How to Build a Successful Holiday Pay Policy

What you need to know about holiday pay policies, best practices, and how to stay compliant