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Employee Payroll Tax Deferral

On September 1 President Trump’s Executive Memorandum dated August 8 went into effect. On August 28 the Department of Treasury issued preliminary guidance on the Memorandum which allows certain employees to delay the payment of payroll taxes from September 1 through December 31.

By |September 2nd, 2020|Payroll|

Paycheck Protection Program – Loan Forgiveness

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan from your bank backed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 crisis.The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll and other specific expenses.

By |April 27th, 2020|Payroll|

401(k) FAQs

Let’s face it. Relying on Social Security to be there by the time we retire is not a safe bet. Investing in a 401(k) plan to help support you in your retirement may be the best way for you to meet your retirement goals.

By |June 5th, 2019|

Service You Deserve

No one likes calling a call center - endless hold times and explaining who you are and what you need multiple times. Introducing Spirit HR. Spirit HR is an HR outsourcing company passionate about personal service.

By |April 1st, 2019|

The CARES Act

The CARES Act was signed by President Trump on Friday, March 27, 2020. It is important to understand the provisions of this Act as well as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) before making decisions related to payroll costs and staffing.

By |April 2nd, 2020|

Families First Coronovirus Response Act

Many of you have been anxiously awaiting the final version H.R.6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  On Wednesday (March 18) the U.S. Senate passed the bill and the President signed it.  The legislation will extend assistance to individuals affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  The bill will become effective on April 2, 2020.

By |March 23rd, 2020|

HR Checklist for 2020

The end of the year is a great time to audit and organize your organization before launching into the new year. One thing to audit going into 2020 is the exempt status of your employees. The change to the FLSA exempt status salary threshold will be effective on January 1, 2020. FLSA status is just one of the things included in our End of Year Checklist.

By |December 10th, 2019|

The Daily Huddle

Today our guest blogger, Mike Bosley, gives us his insights on the value of sharing key performance measurements with his team on a daily basis. This “open book” method of management has worked well for him over the years and creates an environment of employee buy-in and pride in company achievements.

By |February 11th, 2019|

Employee Payroll Tax Deferral

On September 1 President Trump’s Executive Memorandum dated August 8 went into effect. On August 28 the Department of Treasury issued preliminary guidance on the Memorandum which allows certain employees to delay the payment of payroll taxes from September 1 through December 31.

By |September 2nd, 2020|

Paycheck Protection Program – Loan Forgiveness

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan from your bank backed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 crisis.The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll and other specific expenses.

By |April 27th, 2020|

Tax Day Results

Was your tax refund what you expected it to be? Or did you end up owing more than you anticipated? If your taxes this year resulted in a big swing in either direction, it might be time to adjust your W-4.

By |April 15th, 2019|

Service You Deserve

No one likes calling a call center - endless hold times and explaining who you are and what you need multiple times. Introducing Spirit HR. Spirit HR is an HR outsourcing company passionate about personal service.

By |April 1st, 2019|

5 Reasons to Outsource

There are many reasons why a company would outsource certain business functions. Outsourcing is a great way to improve your competitive advantage while controlling costs.

By |October 15th, 2018|

The PEO industry is growing

If you are a small to medium-sized business and you are not using a PEO, you are missing the efficiencies of outsourcing. PEOs provide payroll, employee benefits, HR, workers’ compensation and risk management services to businesses across the country.

By |October 1st, 2018|

Distracted Driving Awareness

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, making this the perfect time to engage with employees and take advantage of training resources that are widely available. But more importantly it’s the perfect reminder that as an employer you can affect change not only in your company’s safety record but in the safety of your community.

By |April 10th, 2019|

PPE Prevents Injuries

Personal protective equipment (PPE) prevents injuries in the workplace. PPE is vital to employee safety. It should be considered as a line of defense between the worker and the hazard, and, it is required under OSHA regulations.

By |February 20th, 2019|

Workplace Safety Resolutions

Each new year brings about resolutions that range from easily attainable those that are impossible. Most resolutions seem to center around personal well-being and health. Why not help your employees with those things and make a safety resolution? After all, health and safety in the workplace should come first.

By |January 2nd, 2019|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. September 1 - September 6, 2019

By |September 6th, 2019|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. July 20 - July 26, 2019

By |July 26th, 2019|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. June 15 - June 21, 2019

By |June 21st, 2019|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. June 8 - June 14, 2019

By |June 13th, 2019|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. May 25 - May 31, 2019

By |May 31st, 2019|

Deciphering Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation laws are complicated, we get it! Do you sometimes wonder what mythical cipher was used to create the secret code used in claims communications? Acronyms and terminology for workers’ compensation claims vary depending on the nature of injury and the progression of the claim.

By |March 25th, 2019|

PPE Prevents Injuries

Personal protective equipment (PPE) prevents injuries in the workplace. PPE is vital to employee safety. It should be considered as a line of defense between the worker and the hazard, and, it is required under OSHA regulations.

By |February 20th, 2019|

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