The Payroll Blog
News, tips, and advice for small business owners
Cal-WARN and Unemployment Benefits
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 4th, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency in California.Read More
How To Run Your Own Payroll
As a small business owner, hiring your first employee means that it's time to implement a payroll process.Read More
Final Rule Impacts Employee Benefit Plans, Aimed at Providing Relief during COVID-19 Pandemic
The U.S. Departments of Labor and Treasury issued a Final Rule on May 4, 2020, to provide certain extensions related to employee benefit plans during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
Small Business Owners Guide to 401K
As a small business owner, you might be thinking about the best way to save for your retirement, as well as your employees. Only half of all Americans are set to meet their retirement saving goals—the earlier you start planning, the better.Read More
What Are Estimated Quarterly Taxes?
Making estimated tax payments quarterly allows small business owners, one-person businesses, the self-employed or independent contractors to pay taxes as income is earned rather than submitting one large lump sum every year in April.Read More
What is FICA Tax? (And Why Do I Have to Pay It?)
The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) is a federal law that requires employers to withhold three different types of employment taxes from their employees’ paychecks.Read More
Is a Payroll Service Worth the Cost for Your Small Business?
Managing payroll is often a task small business owners aren’t prepared to handle when opening their doors.Read More
The Basics of Value-Added Marketing
Value-added marketing is tricky, and knowing how to do it well can make or break a company, no matter what type of business they’re in.Read More
Should I Hire an Employee or Independent Contractor?
At some point, you may be faced with an important question: is it best to hire an employee or independent contractor?Read More
Biweekly vs. Monthly Payroll: What You Need to Know
Whether you get to choose your payroll schedule or the state decides for you, you’ll want to fully understand how the pay period will work for your business and employees.Read More
How to Turn a Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Small Business
In your spare time, you might have a hobby or a part-time gig that brings in extra cash or merely to spend time doing something that you really enjoy.Read More