The American Rescue Plan Act: What Employers Need to Know

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed and passed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021. The legislation allocates $1.9 trillion in relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including additional and extended relief for workers.  The ARPA is the latest COVID relief effort put forth on the Federal level. Just as with previous COVID-related legislation, Netchex is committed to keeping clients up-to-date […]

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What Employers and Employees Need to Know About the Payroll Tax Deferral

There has been a great deal of uncertainty in recent weeks surrounding President Trump’s Memorandum on payroll taxes issued earlier this month (on August 8). Meant as economic relief during COVID-19, the Memorandum allows employers to defer withholding, deposit, and payment of the employee’s portion of the Social Security tax (6.2%) through the end of […]

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Paycheck Protection Program Extended For a Final Time

**UPDATED 7/6/2020** In a somewhat surprising move from the Senate late last week, the Paycheck Protection Program has been extended again for an additional five weeks. This latest extension of the popular relief program gives small businesses through August 8 to apply for the loan. The legislation passed quickly through the House and was signed […]

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Supreme Court Rules to Protect LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace

In a landmark ruling handed down earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that employers may not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment. In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that federal workplace laws prohibit employers from firing gay, lesbian, and transgender workers. This decision to […]

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Netchex Updates Software To Ensure Businesses Stay Up-To-Date and Compliant with New Federal COVID-19 Laws

NEW ORLEANS, LA, April 1, 2020 – Netchex, a local payroll and HR services company, has announced a significant update to their system that gives clients the ability to institute, track, and remain compliant with the new laws recently enacted as part of the Federal Government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Signed into law on […]

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Coronavirus and Beyond: CARES Act Stimulus Package Includes Business Loans To Cover Payroll

In the midst of the coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic, Congress has been swift to enact new legislation aimed at helping individuals, families, and businesses during this unprecedented time—including The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. Now comes The CARES Act. The latest—and most monumental—legislation was signed into law […]

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