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PPP vs ERTC: How to Maximize ERTC with Second-Draw PPP Forgiveness

    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was one of business owners’ favorite provisions within the CARES Act. At the same time, many employers overlooked the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) because they couldn’t claim the ERTC if they took a PPP loan....

Employer Health Care Costs: Predictions and Tips for 2022

    Health care options and costs are once again a hot topic for many HR and benefits managers this year. Medical costs have been trending upward since 2017 and rose about 7% amid pandemic uncertainties in 2021. According to PwC’s annual healthcare report,...

Small Business Owner’s Guide to Employee Retention Tax Credits

    Originally created within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) is an incentive designed to encourage employers to keep employees on their payroll as businesses face the lingering...

2021 Compensation: Employer Expectations vs Post-Pandemic Realities

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, only 64% of businesses gave base pay increases in 2020, which was down from 82% in 2019. As businesses deal with the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, surveys showed that employers were expecting to give small...

The Top 5 Payroll Processing Challenges of Small Businesses

    Asure recently asked small business owners about their experiences with payroll processing and compliance. Do any of these statements from small business owners resonate with you?  “I’m a one-man band. Making sure I know what compliance issues...

Higher Growth Companies Do More to Address Workforce Skills Gaps

    According to a recent survey by McKinsey, 87 percent of companies worldwide are aware that they either already have a skills gap or will experience one within the next few years. Disruptive technologies like AI and automation have certainly played a...

Employee Retention Tax Credit: How It Works and How to Get It

 www.asuresoftware.com/ERTC  With the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) in March of 2020, the main focus for business financial relief centered on the Payroll Protection Program. The goal of the program was to get...

Cloud HR and Payroll Help Businesses Align Cash Flow with Growth

    Small businesses are actively investing in change to drive agility, resiliency, and growth. But what is the best way to make change happen? Which investments provide the biggest bang for the buck? How can businesses ensure that cash flow is closely...

Top 10 Questions to Ask Prospective Payroll Providers

    When it comes to payroll solutions, there are plenty of options. Each solution has its own personality. Choosing a solution your business can grow with is a smart approach.  While switching payroll services isn’t uncommon, it can be costly in...

7 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Current HR System

Human Resources (HR) tools must grow in tandem with your company. Doing timesheets, taxes, and onboarding manually might make sense when there are just a few employees, but that changes when a few turns into dozens. Controlling costs upfront makes sense. However,...

COBRA Subsidy in ARPA

The DOL has recently released a webpage full of resources, helpful information, model notices and FAQs related to COBRA Premium Assistance under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) for both workers and families and employers and...

COBRA Subsidies Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the President signed the American Rescue Plan Act (the 'Act') which includes continuation coverage premium assistance for certain individuals and their families receiving COBRA due to an involuntary termination of employment or a reduction...

5 Steps to Improving Motivation in Remote Teams

    Keeping remote employees motivated and productive requires a different approach. What works to improve motivation for on-site employees often fails in remote settings. While offering benefits in terms of flexibility and access to top talent,...

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