Posts By: Steven Casper

Paycheck Protection Plan – Update and FAQ

April 17, 2020 With the recent launch of the CARES Act, many employers and business owners have asked PEOPLEASE about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The good news is that the majority of our clients have already submitted PPP applications and we’re hearing feedback that many are have been approved in less than a week…. Read more »

Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2019

The National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have compiled the Top Ten workplace safety violations cited by OSHA. “Far too many preventable injuries and deaths occur on the job,” said Lorraine M. Martin, NSC president and CEO. “The OSHA Top 10 list is a helpful guide for understanding just how adept… Read more »

State Unemployment Wage Bases

Employers are responsible for paying both federal and state unemployment insurance taxes. This can be confusing, especially because there is no standard for calculating the wage base. Thanks to our friends at the American Payroll Association and the editors of PayState Update, PEOPLEASE makes sure all employers can stay on top of SUTA changes, no… Read more »

Alaska Sets New Minimum Wage for 2020

A 2014 ballot initiative approved by Alaska voters requires the state’s minimum wage to be adjusted annually for inflation. Accordingly, the Alaska minimum wage will increase from $9.89 to $10.19 in 2020. The 30 cent raise will go into effect January 1, 2020. Alaska Statute 23.10.065(a) requires the Alaska minimum wage to be adjusted using… Read more »

Director of Claim Management selected to present at 2018 Workers’ Compensation Institute

Presentation at workers’ compensation conference highlights impact of Medicare Set Aside laws MT.PLEASANT, SC: August 9, 2018 PEOPLEASE is proud to announce that Director of Claim Management Stephanie P. Craig, ARM, has been selected to present at the 2018 Workers’ Compensation Institute’s Educational Conference in Orlando, FL. On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Craig along with… Read more »