Announcing Lori Brown is New CEO of PayNorthwest

Today we are very excited to announce an important milestone in the history of PayNorthwest. September 1, 2021 Lori Brown took over as CEO of PayNorthwest from our Founder and first and only CEO we have had to date, Mike Anderson.

COBRA Assistance and Subsidy

Assistance from Congress to employers and workers continues (specifically through the American Rescue Plan Act – ARPA- signed into law March 21, 2021). The latest mandate and employer assistance to come into play is the temporary COBRA continuation coverage premium assistance to affected workers and a corresponding credit to employers.

Better together: UKG acquires EverythingBenefits & why this is great news for PayNorthwest Clients

UKG (formerly Kronos, our HCM platform provider) is purchasing EverythingBenefits, our benefits technology partner. We are hugely excited about this partnership, and it is great news for our clients! At PayNorthwest, we are committed to providing clients with the most capable, seamless and powerful payroll, HR, time tracking and benefits management solution in the market. … Continue

Employee Retention Credit

On Thursday, March 11th, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. The newly enacted law includes credit updates to Employee Retention Credit, FFCRA and COBRA.

American Rescue Plan Act

On Thursday, March 11th, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. The newly enacted law includes credit updates to Employee Retention Credit, FFCRA and COBRA.

Employee Retention Credits

The CARES Act provides payroll tax credit equal to 50% of up to $10,000 of qualified wages per employee paid from March 13, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Employers are eligible for the credit for any quarter in which they have either had to fully or partially suspend operation of business because of governmental orders due to COVID-19.

COVID Relief and Government Funding Bill

On Sunday, December 27, President Trump signed the COVID Relief and Government Funding Bill. This bill impacts employers’ ability to utilize the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA), employee retention credits, and defer employee payroll taxes. PayNorthwest can help you address each of these areas according to your organization’s specific needs.

A Payroll Year-End Like No Other

Year-end always requires additional time and attention from payroll admins and payroll companies alike. And it’s no surprise that 2020 will be a year-end like no other, given all the payroll-related items that were introduced as a response to the COVID crisis.

Employee Social Security Tax Deferral

A lot of questions are coming in from employers and employees regarding the Presidential Memorandum calling for an employee social security payroll tax holiday starting September 1. Two big problems exist with this decree that keep it from being actionable at this time.