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Loan forgiveness. Over the past weeks, these two simple words have become all-consuming for millions of small businesses who received vital funding under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Though PPP loans have been an essential lifeline for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, complexity surrounding loan forgiveness presents a formidable challenge. Employers are anxious to put … Continue reading The Ever-Expanding Road to PPP Forgiveness
How to prepare your new employee for their first day There’s so much to think about when you have a new employee starting. Who’s their mentor? What is their training program? How long will it take them to get up to speed? Then, of course, there’s the issue of compliance and the need to get … Continue reading Payroll Simplified: New Employee Forms
First things first – what is a wage garnishment? If you owe a debt, the court may order that a certain amount of money be taken out of your paycheck each time in order to pay the creditor. This order is called a garnishment. Debts that might be garnished include unpaid taxes, child support, … Continue reading Payroll Simplified: Garnishments
First things first – what is sick pay? Sick pay is money paid to your employees if they are temporarily absent from work because of an injury, illness, or disability. Often, that absence is due to either short-term or long-term disability. How is sick pay different from workers’ compensation? Big difference here! Workers’ … Continue reading Payroll Simplified: Third Party Sick Pay
Trick question: Do you employ independent contractors (also known as freelancers), or have you thought about employing independent contractors? The Ecstasy of Hiring Independent Contractors Before we explain why that’s a trick question, it’s worth pointing out that 1 in 10 workers in the United States are full-time independent contractors. That number likely … Continue reading Read This Before You Hire an Independent Contractor