The IRS Is Coming for Your Payroll Protection Loan

Evil HR Lady

So many businesses took out Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loans that the program’s first tranche maxed out in a few days. Kiplinger’s laid out what the actual costs will look like : To keep reading, click here: The IRS Is Coming for Your Payroll Protection Loan. The post The IRS Is Coming for Your Payroll Protection Loan appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

How ‘Workshares’ Can Help You Keep Employees on the Payroll

Evil HR Lady

To keep reading, click here: How ‘Workshares’ Can Help You Keep Employees on the Payroll. The post How ‘Workshares’ Can Help You Keep Employees on the Payroll appeared first on Evil HR Lady. Most jobs cannot be done exclusively at home. Essential employees who cannot work at home need to go into work, but what can you do for your non-essential employees who can’t do their jobs from home?

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When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use Payroll Protection Loans

Evil HR Lady

As a small business owner or sole proprietor, that means you can borrow money to help meet your payroll, pay your rent or mortgage, and cover your utilities. The first eight weeks of the payroll loan can possibly be turned into a grant so that it can be free money for you. To keep reading, click here: When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use Payroll Protection Loans. The post When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use Payroll Protection Loans appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

Upcoming Hiring and Recruiting Trends for 2020

Jobacle

Here are some of the most influential hiring and recruiting trends for 2020. Payroll is an area that falls under both the HR and accounting umbrellas within an organization. Payroll and employee data management are no exception to this shifting landscape. Rather than having separate operating systems for managing payroll and benefits apart from recruiting software, more businesses are investing in a centralized system that answers the needs of both departments. .

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It’s Not Pushy to Ask to Be Paid

Evil HR Lady

” Mistakes happen–even payroll mistakes–so there’s no need to be rude about it in the first place, but there is a need to be firm. Offspring #1 cat sits. She’s very, very good at it.

2020 281

Ellen’s “Generous” Benefits Package to Make up for a Toxic Workplace

Evil HR Lady

There are certainly many businesses–especially now–that operate at the edge and have trouble meeting payroll. Ellen DeGeneres is nice. Of course, she is. It’s her persona. She’s always doing nice things for people and she is so personable and funny.

2020 261

Entrepreneurs: Looking to Hire? Avoid These 3 Hiring Mistakes

Ms. Career Girl

It’s important to be realistic about your cash flow and work needs before adding someone to the payroll. New entrepreneurs typically take on all business roles themselves during their first year of operations, by necessity not choice, according to new research published by SCORE , mentors to America’s small businesses. Still, the report shows that over half (54%) of startups are looking to hire in their first year of operations.

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Protect Yourself: 5 Tips for Securing Your Small Business

Jobacle

Accountants provide essential assistance for businesses related to running payroll, organizing finances, and offering advice related to business growth. Creating a business takes hard work, long hours, and countless decisions.

2020 155

Kroger’s Overpayment Shows How You Should Not Treat Employees

Evil HR Lady

It’s not a sign of a bad payroll system–it’s just a sign that when things change rapidly, mistakes sometimes occur. In this case, the payroll department sent out an email asking the employees to repay the overpayment. Kroger asking workers to return some of the extra pay they received pic.twitter.com/WPtAsYRAOb — steele (@laborseller) May 18, 2020. Never before has the world appreciated grocery store employees.

2020 149

The Post-Covid-19 World: 4 Ways HR Will Look Different in the “New Normal”

Evil HR Lady

The Payroll Protection Program put requirements around how many people you could terminate and how your payroll needed to look. I talk about when things get back to “normal” all the time, but that’s never happening. We will be creating a new normal after all the stay at home orders are lifted. What will HR look like in this new world? Well, here are some guesses. More knowledgeable HR. Human resources is a multi-disciplinary field.

2020 173

Why Some Employees Don’t Want You to Reopen

Evil HR Lady

Like many other small business owners, she applied for and received a loan under the Payroll Protection Plan. In order to be forgivable, she needs her employees to come back to work and to use most of that money on payroll. Jamie Black-Lewis owns two spas that had to close due to Coronavirus shutdowns. They don’t want to come back to work. They make more money with unemployment than they do with their regular paychecks. But, it’s more complicated than that.

2020 155

HR Trails Almost Everyone Other Career Related to Freelancing - Let's Discuss.

The HR Capitalist

If we're no longer in the peak economic cycle and over 30 million Americans have hit unemployment since mid-March (WTF, and the number is likely much bigger if you count all the underutilized employees that companies are holding onto via cash reserves and stimulus programs like the Payroll Protection Act), it seems like a good time to talk about freelancing, because all of us might need an alternative source of income at some point in the near future. Welcome to the recession, team!

2020 111

When Employees Want COVID Unemployment Over a Job at Your Company.

The HR Capitalist

Add to this employers who thought they were heroes by getting a loan to continue operations through the Payroll Protection Act, only to find their employees pissed that they would get employment protected rather than go into unemployment due to the pay differential , and it's clear - employers have a lot to consider (click on the link if you haven't seen the story, it's a doozy).

2020 104

COVID Economy: There's Probably Some Big WARN Notices On The Way.

The HR Capitalist

We're in a recession, and while the layoffs and furloughs have occurred, the federal government acted quickly and provided job-saving stimulus in the way of the Payroll Protection Act (for small businesses) and stimulus for entire industries like Airlines, Healthcare and more. Our economy during the COVID crisis has been a strange beast. The stock market rebounded in a strong way after dropping 35%, even though unemployment remains high.

2020 85

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: e12 - Getting Paid to Not Work

The HR Capitalist

In episode 12 of The HR Famous Podcast , long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn come together to talk quarantine watching habits, unemployment insurance coverage and the Payroll Protection Plan. He also brings up PPP - the US Payroll Protection Program.

2020 95

The HR Famous Podcast: E11- The Future is $99/Month HR Managers (and thy stripper name shall be.)

The HR Capitalist

They start with offering a baseline of HR services targeting SMBs that maybe just to start have an HR coordinator who can also do payroll.

2020 95

More Women Are Working than Men

Evil HR Lady

This is also payroll growth and doesn’t account for the people (men and women) who work as independent contractors or who are self-employed or who work on farms. percent of the workforce in the United States is now female, surpassing men for the first time since the Great Recession, ten years ago. That recession was led by the male-heavy industries of construction and manufacturing.

2020 122

How to Choose the Right Accounting Career Path

Corn on the Job

For instance, you could be focused on AR/AP or payroll functions. . The accounting industry is tremendously diverse, with numerous career paths available.

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2020 Best Practices in Workforce Management

Water Cooler Wisdom

Visiting the KronosWorks annual customer conference to promote The Workforce Institute’s new book, “Being Present : A Practical Guide for Transforming the Employee Experience of Your Frontline Workforce ,” I dug more deeply into the specific mechanics of the 2020 hourly workforce and devised these considerations for frontline managers. The global workforce today is anything but static.

2020 40

Understanding the Use and Evolution of the Modern HRIS

Corn on the Job

This will include aspects such as employee records, payroll, onboarding documents, and much more. A huge area that can be impacted by the use of HRIS is payroll. Go directly to HR Payroll Systems to learn more. As technology has evolved, more and more business processes are being automated. An area that has been significantly impacted by these changes is HR. For many companies, HR work is time-consuming administration that takes up resources.

2020 40

my employees don’t want to return to work because they’re making more from unemployment

Ask a Manager

This doesn’t work for us, considering the repayment qualifications of the loan (we have to use most of it on payroll and maintain a certain number of staff). I need to use the PPP loan on payroll, and I need to use it now. In order to have a Payroll Protection Program loan forgiven, you’re required to spend at least 75% of the loan on payroll and to maintain the average headcount you had in the previous year.

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How the Paycheck Protection Plan Can Help Save Your Business

Evil HR Lady

This allows you to borrow based on your payroll, rent, and utility needs. Payroll costs definition. They have no qualms at saying the Payroll Protection Plan includes “sole-proprietors, independent contractors, and other self-employed individuals.” You just need to certify that due to the “uncertain” times you need help with payroll and/or utilities and rent–and prove that you were in business as of February 15, 2020. (So,

2020 190

I need time off work because of my husband’s alcoholism, boss doesn’t pay freelancers on time, and more

Ask a Manager

In the best of times, our finances are tight; with COVID, I know our ability to run payroll depends on sponsors paying on time (which doesn’t always happen). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I need time off work because of my husband’s alcoholism.

2020 34

we were told to bake cookies for our IT team, keeping quarantine hair, and more

Ask a Manager

It won’t be an issue that your legal name is longer — lots of people go by a shortened version or a middle name, and it’s no big deal to just supply the full legal name at whatever point it’s needed (background check, payroll paperwork, etc.). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 35

calling out sick in your first week, my ideas are ignored unless I submit them anonymously, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s pretty common in my company that when this happens, we can update small things before it’s all legalized (just email and a few other things, nothing with payroll, benefits, etc.). I haven’t been onboarded with payroll or set a start date.

2020 33

my employee intentionally exposed himself to COVID

Ask a Manager

I want to pay him — but this was the worst possible time financially to have to eat a week of payroll. A reader writes: My husband and I own a micro-business and have 1.5 post-Covid employees. Our full-time employee reported a possible exposure last week. He is considered essential so we reinforced precautions based on CDC recommendations for those who have unconfirmed exposure. The person he was exposed to was his girlfriend.

2020 31

can I put running my household on my resume?

Ask a Manager

On the fiscal side, I create a detailed annual budget, send out monthly income/spending/asset reports, pay bills and payroll (each household member has a personal bank account separate from the household accounts and gets a weekly allowance), and approve large expenses. As HR/accounting, I’ve set up a separate payroll bank account, pre-funded it to ensure paychecks never bounce, and hired a payroll company to ensure tax compliance.

2020 38

how can we keep involving our laid-off staff in our work?

Ask a Manager

Nonprofits are different in this way, especially since these are program staff and not, say, payroll or IT. A reader writes: I work at a nonprofit organization that has recently (and hopefully temporarily) laid off most of its programming staff because social distancing requirements and the dangers of Covid-19 made it impossible to provide safe and meaningful experiences for our participants.

2020 29

employee is vaping on video calls, my speaking style seems all wrong for the South, and more

Ask a Manager

We give them a Google calendar where they input their hours worked, and then I process payroll based on those calendars twice a month. Aside from how strange this is, it creates a massive headache for me as I have to do special payroll runs for this one person. Our payroll system is time-intensive and far from my primary duty, and I am at my wits’ end. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employee is vaping during video calls.

2020 31

should people who sell MLM products put “business owner” on their resumes?

Ask a Manager

By contrast, someone who buys a restaurant franchise is a franchisee, and is running a far more complex business in which they hire and fire employees, pay payroll taxes, pay their staff wages regardless of their profits, and exercise significant control over their hours and work. A reader writes: My sister and I have a difference of opinions on whether an MLM (multi-level marketing) consultant could put “business owner” as their title on a resume.

2020 36

I was told to ask more questions, recommending high-priced products at work, and more

Ask a Manager

I get paid a day earlier than the rest of my colleagues and have no idea if I should bring it up to payroll. I doubt your company is running two separate payrolls, one for you and one for everyone else, so the most likely explanation is that it’s something to do with your bank — like if you bank at the same bank your company uses, it’s possible the money shows up in your account earlier. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 28

am I in the wrong about my employee’s COVID exposure?

Ask a Manager

I want to pay him — but this was the worst possible time financially to have to eat a week of payroll. A reader writes: My husband and I own a micro-business and have 1.5 post-Covid employees. Our full-time employee reported a possible exposure last week.

2020 26

employer wants us to help with loan fraud, offering to talk about salaries with coworkers, and more

Ask a Manager

In order to have the loan forgiven, he has to spend X amount of dollars on the payroll. Frankly, we didn’t need the loan at all because we are still pulling in the same funds we were pre-COVID, and he didn’t use all the loan funds on the payroll but used us so he is getting free money. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employer wants us to help with loan fraud. I thankfully work in a field that hasn’t been impacted by COVID, at least not yet.

2020 29

I feel terrible about having to lay off my staff

Ask a Manager

Every week, I’m getting asked to make more and more cuts to staffing and to pare down to the “essentials” so we will continue to have enough money to make payroll. A reader writes: I am the manager of a department in a nonprofit that is shut down for the foreseeable future, which means no reliable revenue stream apart from the generosity of donors right now.

2020 28

How PPP Loan Changes Make Rehiring Much Easier

Evil HR Lady

Importantly, it gives businesses 24 weeks instead of eight to use the money, and reduces the requirement that they spend 75 percent on payroll down to 60 percent on payroll. President Trump on Friday signed a Paycheck Protection Program reform bill into law–and with it just gave millions of businesses some extra time to bulk up on staff.

2020 152

updates: the mooching boss, the self-sabotaging friend, and more

Ask a Manager

She promised my vacation pay with the next payroll. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are three updates from past letter-writers. My boss mooches off me while I’m living paycheck to paycheck. I wrote to you a few months ago about my boss who was stealing my lunch and treating me like her servant.

2020 29

will asking for a huge raise make it more likely you?ll get the lower number you really want?

Ask a Manager

But if they’re trying to figure out how to keep people and how to make payroll next month, asking for a large raise right now carries a high risk of seeming tone-deaf. A reader writes: My friend and I were discussing raises and what’s appropriate to ask for when negotiating. I pointed her to your website for more input, but we couldn’t find an answer to our specific conundrum so I’m hoping you can advise. Let’s say my friend currently makes $40k a year.

2020 28

HR says I can’t tell an older colleague they’re wrong, coworker stole creative work, and more

Ask a Manager

Yesterday we were called into another meeting, and our boss explained that the small business payroll loan hadn’t been approved before the federal funds were all gone, and we were all furloughed until further notice. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. HR said telling an older team member they’re wrong is ageism. I’m an IT manager and when our company went 100% online work, my small team of 3 staff and I helped set up 35 employees with hardware in their homes.

2020 31

my boyfriend pretended to be a doctor, I called a coworker a moron, and more

Ask a Manager

They are doing themselves a favor by lowering their payroll costs; you don’t benefit. It’s not inherently wrong for them to do this to lower their payroll costs! It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I overheard my boyfriend pretending to be a doctor. I’ve recently moved in with my boyfriend (one week prior to our city’s stay home order) and so we hear a lot of each other working these days.

2020 29

my employer wants me to come back at half my pay, coworker posts awful things on Facebook, and more

Ask a Manager

But when they try to threaten your unemployment benefits in the process, it looks a lot like they’re exploiting the current situation to scare you into accepting wages you otherwise wouldn’t so they can lower their payroll costs, and that’s a real crap move. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employer wants to bring me back to work — at half my old pay. I live in California and I was a bar manager making $26/hour plus tips (only when bartending, not managing).

2020 30

the end of open offices, I keep missing meetings, and more

Ask a Manager

However, as the stay at home orders extend to many months, would it be morally acceptable to look into options like furloughing her so she can apply for unemployment while staying on our payroll for her health benefits? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is this the end of open offices? Do you think coronavirus will be the end of open office floor plans and hot-desking? It should be. Will it? I’m not optimistic.

2020 29

my coworker is breaking her paid quarantine, company expects people to keep working after they quit, and more

Ask a Manager

I am off the payroll at my old job on April 1 and starting my new job remotely on March 31, so I won’t even have to file for unemployment. It’s five answers to five questions and a sixth thing. Here we go…. My coworker is in quarantine with pay — and doing deliveries on the side. The place I work at still needs to be open despite the pandemic. The work cannot be done from home.

2020 31

updates: the company stealing stimulus checks, and more

Ask a Manager

According to our executives in a pep-rally style corporate meeting they scheduled a few weeks ago, our “sacrifices” will help them to make payroll and avoid as many layoffs as possible. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are three updates from past letter-writers. My company plans to absorb any government stimulus checks that employees receive for themselves.

2020 28