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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.
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The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
TriNet Acquires Little Bird HR

July 27, 2020 | 1 min read

Today we announced that we have acquired Little Bird HR, a market-leading provider of employee benefits and HR solutions for charter schools and other education focused...
The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a great opportunity for businesses to review their recruiting and hiring practices to ensure that they are...
As companies move from shelter in place to their new normal, it is important for leaders to remember that shelter in place may happen again. Many speculate that there could be...
During these unprecedented times, your employees may be dealing with a myriad of emotions such as stress, grief, uncertainty about the future and feeling isolated. As a business...
Managing HR is time-consuming and expensive. With outsourced HR, you can save costs and get time back to focus on your company and your people.
SMBs are starting to look toward recovery. What are their plans? What challenges will they face? Find out what small and medium business leaders are thinking as they make their...
SMBs are dealing with the safety and health of their workforces. This impacts their productivity, morale and their approach to HR. See what’s working and what these leaders have...
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...
President & CEO, Burton M. Goldfield shares a message on the Juneteenth holiday with all TriNet Colleagues
People Matter | Topology

June 2, 2020 | 1 min read

Topology is disrupting the eyewear industry by producing personalized glasses for every customer. To fulfill their unique vision they started by building the right team.
People Matter | We Were There

April 13, 2020 | 1 min read

TriNet was there through tough times. When life changed in a moment. We’ve gone through it with you for 30 years. And we’re with you now. TriNet stands with small and medium size...
July 1, 2020
With the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act recently signed into law, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released additional and clarifying language on...
June 30, 2020
If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you know what human resources is and you probably know that it’s a responsibility you must take on before hiring your first employee. However,...
May 28, 2020
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released additional and clarifying language on how the PPP loan forgiveness application process works. It is essential for small and...