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How New Quarantine Guidelines Affect Businesses

When COVID-19 first invaded our lives at the beginning of 2020, the world began experiencing unprecedented quarantines and stay-at-home orders.  Now, as we are getting into sick season, we are seeing the COVID numbers on the rise once again.  While many expected this would be the case, we still don’t know to what degree we … Read more
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Important Paycheck Protection Program Update

If you received a Small Business Administration loan under the Paycheck Protection Program this year, chances are your bank has reached out to you recently.  No, you are not in trouble with your bank.  On the contrary, your bank is likely sending you worthwhile information regarding the terms of your loan, as it relates to … Read more
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Payroll Tax Cut: Clarifying the Deferral

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly left millions of Americans struggling to find financial security.  Recognizing the hardship so many people were facing, the government sent out a wave of stimulus checks.  Leaders were hoping the checks would alleviate some of the financial stress, as well as pump dollars into the economy.  Then, there were talks … Read more
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Hands Untied: How Businesses Can Help During the Pandemic

I’ve spent the past 17 years living in the Volunteer State.  Shortly after arriving in Nashville, I saw tornadoes demolish outlying towns.   Then, I experienced the hundred-year flood.  Right before the COVID-19 pandemic, tornadoes ripped through the city.  Finally, adding insult to injury, the pandemic is pushing businesses to the point of teetering on the … Read more
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I-9 Extension: New Deadline for Form Flexibility

From a payroll and HR standpoint, the I-9 must be one of the hottest trending topics!  It seems like we can hardly go a month without someone mentioning a change to the I-9, or some other I-9 policy update.  Now, we’ve just received word that there is going to be an I-9 extension to the … Read more
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Journey Workers’ Compensation Policies to Remain in Place

By now, many are starting to see the repercussions for our businesses due to the economic shutdown, prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.  Some businesses are struggling to pay employees, if they can even remain operating at all.  After that, we begin to see the ripple effect.  For example, if we can’t make payroll and we … Read more
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Journey COVID-19 Business Center

As the country continues to grapple with the uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Journey aims to provide clarity.  We know you are probably being bombarded by information from many different sources, and we want to help.  That’s why, as your trusted payroll provider, we have collected and organized the information in a user-friendly way.  … Read more
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Fintech Companies to Participate in Paycheck Protection Program

By now, many small businesses have heard of the Paycheck Protection Program, a component of the CARES Act, which is responsible for the COVID-19 stimulus package.  As we know, the program aims to keep American small businesses afloat during the stay-at-home orders issued by various state and federal government agencies.  The program hopes to accomplish … Read more