Small business owners have certainly been through the ringer in 2020. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was a lifeline many business owners were willing to grab, but there were some strings attached. Complicated rules and unanswered questions left many people scrambling.Read More Form 3508, 3508EZ, or 3508S: Which Version Should You Use for PPP Forgiveness?
Unemployment Rates by State, and What it Means for Your Business
Businesses. Workers. Investors. The government. Everyone uses the unemployment rate to measure how well the economy is doing. You might keep an eye on the national rate, but what about unemployment rates by state?
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Shuttered businesses. Major updates for compliance with COVID-19 regulations. Quarantine fatigue.Read More Here’s What You Need to Do If You Have Out-of-state Remote Workers
As an employer, you’re in charge of paying your employees … and handling those pesky employment taxes. One of the taxes you need to calculate and withhold is a payroll tax known as FICA. What is FICA tax?Read More What Is FICA Tax, and How Much Do You Need to Take Out of an Employee’s Paycheck for It?
Does your business offer sick time to employees? One study showed that having a paid sick time policy can help reduce turnover by 50%. If you want to attract and retain top talent, boost productivity, and reduce the spread of sickness in your workplace, consider drafting a sick time policy for small business.Read More Drafting a Sick Time Policy for Your Small Business
If you want to buy a car or house, open a bank account, or get a job, you need a Social Security number. An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is like that—but for your business. Many businesses need an EIN to operate. And if your business is one of them, you must know how to apply […]Read More Your Step-by-step Guide on How to Apply for EIN—aka Employer Identification Number
As a small business owner, you may offer types of paid or unpaid time off to employees. But when election day rolls around, do you give employees time off to vote? Read on to learn about offering time off to vote, voting leave laws by state, and whether you can refuse voting leave.Read More Are You Required to Give Employees Time Off to Vote?
If you have employees, you likely need to fill out and file Form 941 each quarter. Form 941 is jam-packed with different sections and calculations, which leaves room for errors. To avoid major mistakes, learn how to fill out Form 941 line by line.Read More How to Fill Out Form 941: Your Step-by-step Guide On the Revised 2020 Form
Depending on your state, you may have to provide paid sick leave to your employees. As an employer, you should know the paid sick leave laws by state to ensure you remain compliant. One state that recently joined the bunch is New York. If you’re an NY employer, giddy-up and learn all about the New […]Read More What’s the Deal With the New York Sick Leave Law?
Whether your employees work at an office, laboratory, warehouse, or worksite, the workplace can be dangerous. And as an employer, you’re responsible for protecting your employees from hazards in the workplace.Read More Your Business Doesn’t Have to Be a “Danger Zone” to Need PPE in the Workplace