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.

157 articles

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.

8 Federal Employment Laws to Keep Top of Mind

Here's a list of 8 federal employment laws that employers should consider to know their legal obligations.

Retirees Are Re-entering the Workforce: What It Means for Employers

Some retirees who voluntarily left the workforce are now returning. Learn about the benefits of hiring or rehiring them, and how to best transition them back to work.

Time to Hire: Why Hiring Speed Matters, and How to Boost Yours

Are you taking too long to get back to qualified candidates during the interview process?