The Difference Makers: Concrete Steps Toward More Equitable Workplaces

For over 30 years, School’s Out Washington’s (SOWA) mission has been to support quality expanded learning programs for Washington’s children and youth and to work to ensure equitable access to high-quality, expanded learning programs in all Washington communities—especially for low-income youth and youth of color. Importantly, SOWA’s work is centered on racial equity and cultural responsiveness to enhance and transform learning.

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.

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.