Financial Advisory Blog

Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog is your source for thought leadership around cloud ERP and accounting solutions and integrations. Supported by the Cloud Accounting Institute and numerous experts in cloud, finance, reporting, integration, compliance, and technology, Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog features must-read content on what’s happening in the finance industry, case studies, white papers, and much more.

March 23, 2020

H.R. 6201: What Employers Need to Know

H.R. 6201, also known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees and covers the period from April 1 to December 31, 2020.  (Have 500 or more staff? You can stop reading, it doesn’t apply to you.) The larger FFCRA includes two pieces of leave-related legislation, the …

The Case for Timesheets When It Comes to COVID-19

Employers complying with the new COVID-19 legislation should also be getting some disaster relief. But how?  And when? Most of the questions we get are from business owners asking us how it’ll really work, and how fast.   They’re weary of reading and watching the news updates because things change daily.  They want to know what …

March 9, 2020

Coronavirus: What You Can Do to Minimize the Impact on Your Business

A lot of news is being circulated about the coronavirus (COVID-19).  As HR professionals, we’re thinking about your business and how it could be affected.  We also know you want to provide effective policies and a health-conscious environment for your employees. We’re focused, as always, on providing practical ways you can address this threat in …

February 21, 2020

How to Keep HR Risks From Disrupting Your Business

Getting sued for overtime wages, having a key employee take an unexpected leave of absence, dealing with employee grievances — many employers have learned the hard way how HR problems can disrupt a business. And dealing with these HR risks just keeps getting more and more complicated. Take payroll rules and taxes, for example. The …

December 11, 2019

Do You Have a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for Specialized Accounting and HR?

After surviving the startup phase and several years of business, it’s common for companies to have one to three accounting generalists staffing the back office, covering day-to-day tasks.  But this is also when a business typically starts to have some very specialized accounting, payroll and HR requirements that their teams can’t handle. Companies at this …

October 25, 2019

What AB 5 Means for Worker Classification

A new California law just reignited the freelancer (independent contractor) versus employee discussion. Other states are expected to follow suit. So if you thought you had your worker classification thing figured out, you might need to think again. California’s governor signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) on Sept. 10, 2019.  It addresses worker classifications and brings …

August 2, 2019

Are You a Household Employer and Do You Owe Taxes?

Did you know that you might be an employer and not even realize it?  Per the IRS, if you hire someone to do work around your home, then you might be considered a household employer and be required to pay employment taxes in addition to other liabilities.  If you control what work is done and …

What You Need to Know About Independent Contractors and Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation insurance is straightforward when it comes to covering your employees in the event of a workplace-related accident. But it can become fraught with nuance when you’re issued an annual audit and asked not only to report what kind of work your staff does and their annual wages, but also to provide a list …

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