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The Social WorkplaceTips from an SHRM


Focus areas like employee engagement, workplace relationships, employer branding, employee recognition and retention, and employee learning can all be affected by social media. However, as social media is increasingly becoming the norm in the workplace, companies are faced with tough decisions and “what if” and “why not” debates. 

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WEBINAR: Horror Stories in Employee Safety/Risk Management


There’s nothing scarier than when an OSHA inspector shows up at your door. It’s even scarier when your organization isn’t in compliance… and we’ve all heard horror stories about the organizations that aren’t. Join us for a webinar to share tips on how to mitigate risk and keep your people and organization safe.


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A Few Reasons Why I Love HR


"I can't believe you like HR." "I could never do what you do." "Please don't ever quit because I would never want to do your job." These are all statements or questions that I have heard many times over from my work colleagues, my friends, my family, and yes....even one of my former bosses. Allow me to take you on a journey of what HR means to me.


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Sponsoring a Health & Welfare Benefit Plan: Are You 5500 Compliant?


Health & Welfare Plans provide benefits such as medical, dental and life insurance. In 2002, the Form 5500 filing requirement was amended by the IRS, but many initially believed that the requirement had been fully suspended. However, the requirement was only lifted for some employers. However, for others (those not meeting the exemptions), the requirement remained in place and continues to be an annual requirement. So, you might be asking, “Who is required to file a Health and Welfare 5500?”

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Have You Maxed Out the Contribution to Your Health Savings Account (HSA) for the 2021 year?April 15, 2022 is fast approaching!


With the high cost of healthcare, many people with a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) establish a Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for qualified medical expenses with tax-free dollars. Your HSA will provide you tax savings and flexibility as a wealth-building tool.

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Webinar Materials: The Cost of Attracting & Retaining Talent in Today's Market


It seems like everyone is hiring these days, but how can you stay competitive in the employee-driven labor market of manufacturing and construction? Join us and a special guest from LandrumHR, for a webinar on how to attract the right candidates, create a successful onboarding experience and increase employee retention.

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Training in a Remote Environment from a Young Professional's Perspective


As CDC guidelines encouraged companies to shift to a virtual environment to minimize the spread of COVID-19, a lot of companies had to react quickly. 

So, what are some things that new hires look for? 

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Covid-19 Implications For Presumptive Laws And Workers' Compensation


Most state workers’ compensation (WC) laws clearly state that a disease to which the general population is exposed is exempt from WC. On the surface, this exemption appears to limit the impact of COVID-19 on WC coverage. Many states, however, have “presumption laws” pertaining to occupational disease and employment.

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IRS Extends Certain Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines to May 17


The Internal Revenue Service confirmed in an announcement on March 29, 2021, that individuals have until May 17, 2021 to meet certain deadlines that would normally fall on April 15. 

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New IRS Guidance Regarding Tax Due Date Change 2021


On Wednesday, March 17th, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service extended the due date of individual Federal income tax returns and the deadline to make contributions to IRAs and HSAs from April 15, 2021 to May 17th, 2021.

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The Virtual Career Fair Playbook


Career fairs! While it might feel like the world has stopped, recruiters are still working hard to pursue talent in this newly saturated job market. Whether you are entering the job market fresh out of school or are job hunting for the first time in a while, virtual recruiting is uncharted territory for all of us; try out these tips at your next virtual career fair to push yourself over the top and land that dream job!

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Benefits of Community Involvement for Young Professionals


The benefits of community involvement are far-reaching – and not reserved for seasoned professionals deep into their careers. Navigating the world post-graduation may be daunting for young professionals but getting involved with community organizations can bring joy while preparing you for the workforce.

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WEBINAR MATERIALS: Strategies for Maximizing PPP Loan Forgiveness, Part IV


Our webinar provides practical real-world scenarios and focuses on key considerations for PPP loan forgiveness, including the latest guidance on new forgiveness applications, and 8-week vs. 24-week decisions and pitfalls.

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Assistance


If your business has received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA), you may be concerned about meeting the loan forgiveness requirements. Our team can assist with reviewing forgiveness applications that present questions or need additional analysis and are here to address your questions regarding overall forgiveness.

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WEBINAR MATERIALS: Strategies for Maximizing PPP Loan Forgiveness, Part III


Our presentation held on Wednesday, June 10th discussed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), properly documenting expenses and answering frequently asked questions so you can maximize your PPP loan forgiveness. 

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WEBINAR MATERIALS: Strategies for Maximizing PPP Loan Forgiveness, Part II


Our presentation held on Thursday, May 28th reviewed the latest guidance on properly documenting expenses for PPP loan forgiveness and the interim Final Rule. Access webinar materials here.

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COVID-19 is Accelerating the Rise of the Digital Economy


Digital transformation is necessary during this crisis, but that doesn’t mean it will look the same as it did before the pandemic. New problems and opportunities have come to light with greater urgency. For some businesses, the forces of disruption may be so great that the long-term strategic vision will need to be overhauled. 

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WEBINAR MATERIALS: How COVID-19 is Impacting Retirement Planning


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus Act, or “CARES Act” brought important changes to retirement plans that every investor should be aware of. Learn about these changes, how they are impacting retirement planning, and what actions you should take to have an investment plan you can stick with to achieve peace of mind. Access webinar materials here.

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Exhausted Your Cares Act Paycheck Protection Program Options? Main Street Lending Can Provide Additional Liquidity


The Main Street Lending Program, whereby the Treasury will carve out $75 billion of the available $454 billion under Title IV to make an equity investment in a special purpose vehicle (SPV), which will enable the flow of credit to small and medium-sized businesses that were in good financial standing prior to COVID-19. 

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WEBINAR MATERIALS: Staying Connected & Empowering Your Team Using Collaboration Tools


When it comes to working remotely, using virtual tools, and leveraging technology, what can business owners and managers do today that will help ensure they emerge successfully from the COVID-19 pandemic?

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WEBINAR MATERIALS: Strategies to Propel Your Business Beyond the Pandemic


As businesses begin to think beyond the current COVID-19 crisis and, in many cases, emerge from several weeks of unprecedented disruption, what can business owners and managers do today to help ensure they emerge successfully?

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Documentation & Accounting for PPP Loan Forgiveness


As many of our clients have already started receiving their Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan proceeds, the Saltmarsh COVID Recovery Response Team is recommending guidelines for how these loans should be handled, both from the operations and accounting (recording on the books) standpoints.

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A Return to Work in the New NormalHow companies should plan to return to work and emerge from COVID-19 stronger and smarter.


As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, many companies have established operational crisis management teams and adjusted to global restrictions on work and movement. Executives are now beginning to ask the question: How are we going to return to work?

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COVID-19 Payroll Tax Relief - Credits & Deferral


Two COVID-19 aid packages recently became law that deliver federal assistance to employers by providing them credits against their payroll taxes. Taken together, these provisions provide significant relief for employers that continue paying wages to employees.

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Federal Reserve Announces Main Street Business Lending Program as Part of Additional Actions to Provide Economic Aid


On April 9, the Federal Reserve announced additional actions it will take to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the U.S. economy. The Federal Reserve believes this funding will assist households and employers of all sizes and bolster the ability of state and local governments to deliver critical services during the coronavirus pandemic.

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