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.

73 articles

Timekeeping Best Practices for Your Remote Team

Here’s how to develop strong timekeeping protocols for your remote workers and overcome challenges related to tracking and recording time.

COVID-19 Triggers State Tax Withholding Concerns

If you have employees who are working from home in a different state than your company’s state, make sure to know about varying tax withholding laws.

Wage Garnishment: What Employers Need to Know Under the CARES Act

The CARES Act suspended wage garnishments in some instances, most notably in federally-backed student loans. But some workers are still getting their wages docked.

ACA Affordability Percentage and Calculations for 2020

For plan years starting in 2020, the affordability percentage is 9.78%

What is Hazard Pay, and Should You Offer It?

You may be wondering what hazard pay means, who’s eligible for it, and if you should provide it to your employees. We have answers to your questions.

What Are Association Health Plans for Small Businesses?

Association Health Plans are a way for small businesses and individuals to band together to purchase health insurance. We explore the pros and cons in this article.

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.