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Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC): Answers to Your Most Asked Questions

Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC): Answers to Your Most Asked Questions

May 27, 2021

Hear answers to your most asked questions about the COVID Employee Retention Tax Credit with Andy Gargana, Senior Federal Compliance Analyst at Paychex. The Employee Retention Tax Credit has been extended through the end of 2021. This episode will dive into your most asked questions, including how to interpret the new law, eligibility criteria for your business, and how it is calculated even if you received a PPP loan.

Resources:

For more information on the Employee Retention Credit, read our article, Employee Retention Tax Credit Extended to End of 2021 by American Rescue Plan Act at www.paychex.com/articles/compliance/employee-retention-credit.

For additional resources from the IRS, visit: www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Mental Health Series: The Importance of Mental Health  for You, Your Employees, and the  Culture of Your Company

Mental Health Series: The Importance of Mental Health for You, Your Employees, and the Culture of Your Company

May 25, 2021

Mental health has increasingly become a hot topic, especially as it relates to work and the workplace. According to Dr. Krystal Lewis, a Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), happier employees leads to more productivity and a happier workspace. But it doesn’t stop there. Just as important is the mental health of you, the business owner. Listen in as she talks to Gene Marks about the importance of making positive mental health a priority. Hear as they talk about everything from transitioning back to the workplace and dealing with work frustrations, to exercise, napping, and getting outside. 

Resources:

For more information about mental health in the workplace, download our free guide How Are Your Employees Feeling? A guide to Workplace Mental Health at www.paychex.com/secure/whitepapers/workplace-mental-health-guide.

And for more great mental health resources, visit our Improving Employee Mental Health and Wellness page at www.paychex.com/worx/employee-mental-health.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Congressman Tim Burchett Talks Three Significant Bills That Could Mean Big Things for Business Owners

Congressman Tim Burchett Talks Three Significant Bills That Could Mean Big Things for Business Owners

May 20, 2021

Formerly a businessman himself, Congressman Tim Burchett, the U.S. Representative for Tennessee’s 2nd congressional district, has made it a priority to help business owners in any way that he can. With the introduction of three bills, the Opportunity Zone Extension Act, the Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act, and the Prison to Proprietorship for formerly Incarcerated Act, Congressman Burchett is hoping to give businesses opportunities for tax incentives while also helping people and places in need. Listen in as he talks with Gene Marks about the bills that he is sponsoring, as well as what his thoughts are on labor disruption, unemployment benefits, and getting employees back to work.

Resources:

Interested in other important regulatory challenges you may face? Read our article Top 10 Regulatory Issues Facing Businesses in 2021 at www.paychex.com/articles/compliance/top-regulatory-issues.

For more information about the different types of financing options available to, read the article Securing Financing for Your Small Business at www.paychex.com/articles/finance/securing-small-business-financing.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Mental Health Series: Total Worker Health. What is It? Why is It Important? And How the CDC Says You Can Help Improve it.

Mental Health Series: Total Worker Health. What is It? Why is It Important? And How the CDC Says You Can Help Improve it.

May 18, 2021

The past 15 months have been tough on our entire country. From our physical safety to job uncertainty, isolation to financial stress – people have had to carry a lot on their shoulders. But what does that mean for you as a business owner? A lot says Dr. L. Casey Chosewood, from the Centers of Disease Control. Dr. Chosewood says that by focusing on the Total Worker Health of your employees, you can not only help them, but help your company as well. Hear as he explains the importance of introducing policies, programs, and practices that increase your employees opportunity to become healthier…not just physically, but mentally as well.

Don’t miss Dr. L. Casey Chosewood and Gene Marks at the Paychex Business Conference.
Register now at www.Paychex.com/thrive.

Resources:

 For more information about mental health in the workplace, download our free guide How Are Your Employees Feeling? A guide to Workplace Mental Health at www.paychex.com/secure/whitepapers/workplace-mental-health-guide.

Learn more about the NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program at www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Mental Health Series: Improving You and Your Employees’ Mental Wellbeing in the Virtual Workplace

Mental Health Series: Improving You and Your Employees’ Mental Wellbeing in the Virtual Workplace

May 11, 2021

Cathleen Swody, Founding Partner and Director of Assessment from Thrive Leadership, talks with Gene Marks about ways employers and employees can improve their mental health with re-entry into the workplace and in a virtual work environment. Hear what she has to say about opening lines of communication, the mental health benefits you can offer to employees, and why business owners should also take some time away.

Resources:

Employees might be struggling more now than ever before brought on by the pandemic, according to a Paychex survey conducted in late 2020. Download our e-book for suggestions on how to make your workplace safe and productive. www.paychex.com/secure/whitepapers/workplace-mental-health-guide

Challenging times are ahead for employers with employees returning to the workplace with mental health stressors. Find critical insights into what employers can do to help at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/mental-health-at-work-during-covid19

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Creating a COVID-Safe, Energy Efficient Workspace

Creating a COVID-Safe, Energy Efficient Workspace

May 4, 2021

Energy efficiency has long been a topic of conversation. Couple that with how the current COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of air quality within a building, there’s a lot for business owners to think about. Listen in as Gene Marks talks with Wade Conlan, Commissioning and Energy Discipline Manager at Hanson Professional Services, Inc, about creating a safe physical working environment for your employees. Hear what Wade has to say about getting the most out of your current systems and processes, the future of touchless building design, how business owners can actually save money by being energy efficient, and much more.

Resources:

Looking for more information on creating a safe work environment? Read our article, Workplace Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/workplace-safety-does-not-happen-by-accident.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.