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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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.

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