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COVID-19 is fluid and the laws continue to change therefore it is very important to review our latest content for the most up to date information.


CARES Act and the FFCRA: Understanding Your Federal COVID-19 Loan and Tax Relief Options

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020.

CARES Act: Retirement Relief Implications for 401(k) Sponsor Plans

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides relief to many Americans affected by the Coronavirus, and includes retirement plan provisions.

Paycheck Protection Program Loans - New Guidance Issued: What Small and Medium Size Businesses Need to Know

On March 27, 2020, the U.S. government launched its small-business relief program as part of the recently enacted CARES Act. The Act provides $2.2 trillion in fiscal stimulus, including a $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses.

A Key Challenge for Today’s SMB Employers? Recruiting and Retaining Skilled Workers in a Tight Labor Market

In 2019, unemployment remained below 4%, representing the strongest annual performance since 1969. This is positive news as a robust jobs market is good for our economy. However, this strength has made it increasingly difficult to attract qualified employees across many sectors.

What’s the Difference Between a PEO and ASO — and Why it Matters

At TriNet we provide HR services to over 16,000 small and medium size businesses (SMBs) across the U.S. and across several different industries including technology, life sciences, financial services, professional services, nonprofit, retail and more

Have a Business in New Jersey? Be Aware of S3170: A New Law Effective This Year

S3170 has been enacted in New Jersey making it the first state to mandate severance for workers if they are part of a mass layoff. What is S3170? Learn more.

What Businesses Should Know About Offering Retirement Plans

Only 53% of employees at small companies have access to a workplace retirement plan. Here's what small businesses need to know about offering retirement plans.

People Matter: Venus Williams on Leadership & Her All-Star Small Business Teams

As an athlete and business owner Venus Williams knows what it takes to be a leader. The tennis star shares her path to success on and off the court, launching her two businesses, V Starr Interiors and athletic apparel line EleVen. Watch as Venus talks about her passion beyond the tennis court.

The Secret recipe for Workplace Culture

Workplace culture, for many, is elusive. It’s an abstract concept, something that can’t be conjured or manufactured but only grows organically when the weather is just right, the breeze blows just so, and the planets align.

How to Boost Employee Adoption of New HR Tech

HR technology exists to make workflows more efficient, increase accuracy, simplify mundane tasks and, ideally, improve the employee experience and the company's performance.

This year National Employee Appreciation Day falls on March 6th and it is a great way to celebrate your most valuable asset, your employees, now and throughout the year. Here are...
In recent years, employers have found themselves caught in a tug-of-war between the federal government and state governments as to whether states can arrest and prosecute...
The Path to Maintaining HR Compliance

November 14, 2019 | 7 min read

Starting a business can be difficult. Growing one is even harder. Whether your company is big or small, a startup or mature, maintaining compliance in HR is critical to success.
Insight of the Day
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A typical HR ecosystem consisting of a comprehensive HR platform and core HR tools helps small and medium size businesses (SMBs) perform everyday HR tasks including but not...
The multi-faceted requirements of human resources (HR) can present problems for even the most successful organizations. Small businesses who handle HR internally tend to neglect...
Data Privacy and What it Means for Your SMB

January 28, 2021 | 4 min read

January 28 marks the 14th annual International Data Privacy Day, that seeks to raise awareness about the importance of privacy, highlight easy ways to protect personal information...
You need a solid strategy in place to give talent a reason to join your team and to stick around. Learn the top three HR best practices with our eGuide.
A innovative benefits offering helps attract and keep the talent you need to succeed. But do you know what benefits your employees want? Find out with our latest eGuide.
Focus more on your business and less on HR. Our new eGuide has advice to help you understand the value a PEO delivers to small medium-size businesses.
Most SMB leaders (70%) have a recovery strategy in place, and two thirds (68%) expect their businesses will be able to bounce back in 6 months or less once they’re able to operate...
In light of the difficulties, 86% of SMB leaders say their business has handled the challenges brought on by the pandemic well. And the support that SMBs feel from colleagues and...
Nearly 7 in 10 (69%) SMBs have a formalized business continuity plan in place, but of these, nearly half (46%) haven’t updated it within the past year or had a plan specifically...
TriNet: Humanity Commercials

November 2, 2020 | 2 min read

TriNet is excited to roll out the latest chapter of its People Matter campaign which continues to highlight the human side of HR while having a bit of fun. The campaign includes...
TriNet: The Switch

September 16, 2020 | 1 min read

Nothing could be more awkward than mixing up employee payroll. With the HR expertise and 24/7* support you’ll get from TriNet, you won’t have to worry about mix-ups!
TriNet: PPP

September 8, 2020 | 1 min read

A funny thing happens when the team needs HR help: They discover that TriNet offers expertly human HR solutions, 24/7. We’ll take care of you so you can take care of business.
March 4, 2021
With an accelerated shift to remote work and a continued focus on equitable pay, it is important for SMBs to understand how they can engage workers and stay competitive. In this...
February 4, 2021
As businesses adjust to meet the changing climate, they must also keep up with the changing HR landscape in 2021. From vaccine policies to diversity in leadership, watch this...
January 28, 2021
While it is always important for companies to acknowledge the necessity of protecting data, the proliferation of recent high-profile data breaches has caused data privacy issues...