popular business payroll and hr blog posts of 2020

For most of last year, nearly every aspect of our lives was affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Not surprisingly, issues stemming from COVID-19 were among our most popular business payroll and HR blog posts of 2020. From helping employees through federal and state aid programs to advice for managing remote workers and reopening businesses, employers had a lot to handle as they tried to keep their organizations afloat while managing their employees’ wellbeing.

GTM Payroll Services was there every step of the way providing guidance so businesses could make smart, informed choices.

10. How to Pay for Leave Required by Families First Coronavirus Response Act

As employees began to take time off work for pandemic-related health issues, employers needed guidance on how to comply with the FFCRA while still being able to operate. This extensive guide lays out the requirements for businesses and ways to ease the burden. Read about how employers can pay for leave required by the FFCRA.

9. How Can I Get a Paycheck Protection Program Loan?

As mentioned above, the PPP loans were designed to help employers keep paying their employees and operating their business. This guide lays out the details on eligibility, loan amounts, loan usage, and more. Read about how businesses can get a PPP loan.

8. What is the Employee Payroll Tax Deferral?

In August of 2020, the U.S. Department of Treasury was ordered to defer collecting certain payroll taxes from wages earned between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. Employer participation in these deferrals is permitted, but not required. Read about eligibility, recoupment, and other guidance on the employee payroll tax deferral.

7. Tips for Working From Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Businesses that were able to have some or all of their staff work remotely was a key factor in their ability to continue to operate. But many employees had not worked from home before. Read about tips for successfully working from home during the pandemic.

6. How to Develop a Continuity Plan During a Pandemic

As the pandemic began to force businesses to lay off workers and even shut down, developing a continuity plan allows employers to better protect their employees and lessen the impact of the crisis on society and the economy. Read about how to develop such a plan.

5. What Employers Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

In March, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was the first federal aid package to help individuals and businesses, including paid sick leave and expanded FMLA benefits. Read this overview of how the FFCRA impacts businesses.

4. How to Apply for Forgiveness for a PPP Loan

One of the most important facets of the PPP loan was that some or all of it could be forgiven if businesses could show the funds were used for the appropriate reasons and their employee count guidelines were followed. Read about how companies could apply for loan forgiveness.

3. The CARES Act for Businesses

Key business provisions were laid out as part of the CARES Act, such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Payroll Tax Credit. Read this overview of the CARES Act and its provisions for businesses.

2. Best Practices for Reopening a Business After COVID-19

As it began to look like businesses could begin reopening in the late spring of 2020, employers needed guidance on what they should consider and prepare for in order to reopen safely. Read about best practices for reopening a business after COVID-19.

1. Unemployment Benefits Changes Under the CARES Act

The CARES Act provides federal dollars to state unemployment insurance benefit (UI) programs and to individuals who would not normally have this assistance. Read about the unemployment benefits changes under the CARES Act.

Start 2021 off right

Make the new year even better by letting GTM Payroll Services manage your business payroll and HR. It’ll be one less thing on your mind as we continue to navigate life during the pandemic. To learn more, request a free quote or check out our COVID-19 Business Payroll and HR resource center for more helpful information.

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