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PPP Loan Forgiveness Paper Application on Desk

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Deadlines Are Looming

If you were one of the nearly 12 million employers who benefitted from a PPP loan during the height of economic uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a very important upcoming deadline you will want to keep on your radar. If you haven’t already done so, you… Read More



SBA PPP Loan Application with Pen

Our Experience Applying for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan

by Joshua Robinson, President, CheckmateHCM Solutions Last Friday morning, April 3, 2020, I submitted Checkmate’s PPP loan application to our banking partner. The application package included: The SBA PPP Loan application Copies of Checkmate’s articles of incorporation and bylaws. Copy of a completed Loan Application Checklist with all items marked… Read More

Vermont Labor Law Poster 2020 Updates

2020 Vermont Labor Law Poster Updates

Effective January 1, 2020, the required labor law postings for Vermont will be changing.  The Vermont Earned Sick Time poster is changing to include a website that workers can access for more information on the law including exemptions for some employment types. The posting is included on Vermont Combination Labor… Read More

Vetting Your Payroll Service Provider to Prevent Fraud and Employee Losses

In September, many employers and employees suffered significant hardships due to the alleged fraudulent activity of MyPayrollHR and its CEO, Michael Mann. The suspected misdeeds of one person have caused a ripple effect that caused the demise of a financial institutions – Cachet Financial – and potentially others. This has… Read More

Is Your Use-It-or-Lose-It PTO Policy, Using and Losing Your Employees?

As many companies face their year-end crunch, many employees are facing a critical crunch of their own under their employer’s Use-It-or-Lose-It PTO policy. And with employers grappling with workforce shortages, existing employees are left shouldering greater workloads and that extra work can make it seem like there is no feasible… Read More

Payroll Fraud Alert

Payroll Fraud Alert: Direct Deposit Scam

Recently, there has been a significant increase in the number of employers across the country who have been targeted by payroll fraudsters. Scammers continue to get more resourceful, cunning and technically savvy in their attempts to defraud victims by gaining access to financial accounts as well as valuable personal information. Read More

Processing the Final Paycheck for a Deceased Employee

As an company owner, HR representative and/or workforce supervisor, there are many undesirable challenges that come with managing people.  Sometimes things like finding the words to address an employee’s body odor, having to solve personality conflicts that remind one of being back in high school or terminating a single employee… Read More

2019 EEO-1 Reporting Deadline and Requirements

As part of compliance regulations, applicable employers must submit their EEO-1 reports to the EEOC each year. Typically, the deadline for the EEO-1 survey is March 31, 2019. Had this year been a typical year, the date would have moved to April 1, 2019, since the deadline falls on a… Read More