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The Paychex Business Series Podcast with Gene Marks - Coronavirus

Join host Gene Marks for Season 2 as he talks with small business owners and industry experts about today’s top issues amidst COVID-19 – business innovation, navigating the road to recovery, looking towards the future, and more.

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Helping Small Businesses in the Pandemic: Congressman Scott Fitzgerald Sponsors the Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act

In this pandemic, small businesses continue to struggle with funding, reliable employment, and lack of technology to compete with larger corporations. As a member of the small business committee, Congressman Scott Fitzgerald recognizes these issues and is sponsoring the Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act to ensure their future. Hear as he speaks with Gene Marks on the importance of SBA microloans, solutions for labor disruption in Wisconsin, and how bipartisan collaboration between government and state can help small businesses. Resources: Get more business information on our COVID-19 Help Center at www.paychex.com/coronavirus-resources. DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

21mins

17 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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An Economic Forecast: Inflation, Interest Rates, National Debt, and More

The conversation of inflation is definitely in the air, but what exactly is driving it, what are the inflation expectations, and what are the predictions for the next few months and years? Gene Marks is talking with Chief Economist of Moody’s Analytics, Mark Zandi, about just that. Listen in as Mark talks about the impact of inflation, interest rates, the national debt and more, on your business, and the economy. For a insights into wage and employment trends on a national, regional, state, metro, and industry basis, take a look at the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch at www.paychex.com/employment-watch. Check out to Mark's new podcast, Moody's Talks - Inside Economics, that focuses on key indicators and the global economy. DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

25mins

15 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Increasing Work Incentive: Rand Paul on Raising Minimum Wage, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the PRO Act

As the new ranking member on the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Senator Rand Paul sees firsthand how policies affect the working community. Listen in as he speaks with Gene Marks on the unseen aspects of raising minimum wage, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the PRO Act. While these policies intended for workers sound beneficial, learn why they may actually discourage competition and work incentives in the market. Paychex continues to speak with policymakers on both sides of the aisle about policies and ideas shaping small businesses. Make sure to follow us so you don't miss out on these upcoming episodes. DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

17mins

10 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Women in the Workplace: The Past, the Present, and the Future

The Women’s Bureau, part of the Department of Labor, is the only federal agency mandated by Congress to work exclusively on issues that affect women in the workplace and represents their needs as wage-earning women in public policy process. Wendy Chun-Hoon is the Director of the Women’s Bureau, and she recently talked with host Gene Marks about what employers need to know. Listen in as she discusses everything from occupational segregation within certain job sectors, how the pandemic impacted women’s employment, the importance of policy as it relates to paid leave and child and elder care, the employer’s role in helping women thrive in the workplace, and so much more.----more---- Resources: Learn more about creating a fair and equitable workplace for parents and caregivers, read our article Family Responsibilities Discrimination at Work at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/discrimination-against-parents-and-caregivers. Wondering how the pandemic has impacted work-life balance? Find out in our article, COVID-19, Careers, and Childcare at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/balancing-careers-and-childcare. Learn more about the American Rescue Plan paid leave tax credits with the IRS Fact Sheet and the White House Fact Sheet. DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

29mins

8 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Hiring Our Heroes: How to Employ Dependable, Critical Thinking Veterans in a 21st Century Workforce

Veteran unemployment was a national crisis in 2011. Hiring Our Heroes has helped our Veterans and their spouses, connecting them with businesses of all sizes for free. In this episode, Gene Marks explores with Eric Eversole, President of Hiring Our Heroes, the ins and outs of employing a diverse workforce that is focused on problem solving and teamwork. Learn how Hiring Our Heroes have created opportunities, the pros of employing our veterans, and how to secure good employees in today’s 21st century workforce. Resources:  Learn more about veteran hiring with our article, Changes in Approach by HR Can Improve the Recruiting and Hiring of Military Veterans at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/improve-recruiting-and-hiring-military-veterans See how small businesses in the United States have evolved tremendously over the last decade with our article, The New Generation of Business Owners is Here at www.paychex.com/articles/startup/new-generation-diversity-reshaping-us-small-business. Visit Hiring our Heroes at www.hiringourheroes.org.  DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

25mins

1 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC): Answers to Your Most Asked Questions

Hear answers to your most asked questions about the COVID Employee Retention Tax Credit with Andy Gargana, Senior Federal Compliance Analyst at Paychex. The Employee Retention Tax Credit has been extended through the end of 2021. This episode will dive into your most asked questions, including how to interpret the new law, eligibility criteria for your business, and how it is calculated even if you received a PPP loan. Resources: For more information on the Employee Retention Credit, read our article, Employee Retention Tax Credit Extended to End of 2021 by American Rescue Plan Act at www.paychex.com/articles/compliance/employee-retention-credit. For additional resources from the IRS, visit: www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments. DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

19mins

27 May 2021

Rank #6

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Mental Health Series: The Importance of Mental Health for You, Your Employees, and the Culture of Your Company

Mental health has increasingly become a hot topic, especially as it relates to work and the workplace. According to Dr. Krystal Lewis, a Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), happier employees leads to more productivity and a happier workspace. But it doesn’t stop there. Just as important is the mental health of you, the business owner. Listen in as she talks to Gene Marks about the importance of making positive mental health a priority. Hear as they talk about everything from transitioning back to the workplace and dealing with work frustrations, to exercise, napping, and getting outside.  Resources: For more information about mental health in the workplace, download our free guide How Are Your Employees Feeling? A guide to Workplace Mental Health at www.paychex.com/secure/whitepapers/workplace-mental-health-guide. And for more great mental health resources, visit our Improving Employee Mental Health and Wellness page at www.paychex.com/worx/employee-mental-health. DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

22mins

25 May 2021

Rank #7

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Congressman Tim Burchett Talks Three Significant Bills That Could Mean Big Things for Business Owners

Formerly a businessman himself, Congressman Tim Burchett, the U.S. Representative for Tennessee’s 2nd congressional district, has made it a priority to help business owners in any way that he can. With the introduction of three bills, the Opportunity Zone Extension Act, the Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act, and the Prison to Proprietorship for formerly Incarcerated Act, Congressman Burchett is hoping to give businesses opportunities for tax incentives while also helping people and places in need. Listen in as he talks with Gene Marks about the bills that he is sponsoring, as well as what his thoughts are on labor disruption, unemployment benefits, and getting employees back to work. Resources: Interested in other important regulatory challenges you may face? Read our article Top 10 Regulatory Issues Facing Businesses in 2021 at www.paychex.com/articles/compliance/top-regulatory-issues. For more information about the different types of financing options available to, read the article Securing Financing for Your Small Business at www.paychex.com/articles/finance/securing-small-business-financing. DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

27mins

20 May 2021

Rank #8

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Mental Health Series: Total Worker Health. What is It? Why is It Important? And How the CDC Says You Can Help Improve it.

The past 15 months have been tough on our entire country. From our physical safety to job uncertainty, isolation to financial stress – people have had to carry a lot on their shoulders. But what does that mean for you as a business owner? A lot says Dr. L. Casey Chosewood, from the Centers of Disease Control. Dr. Chosewood says that by focusing on the Total Worker Health of your employees, you can not only help them, but help your company as well. Hear as he explains the importance of introducing policies, programs, and practices that increase your employees opportunity to become healthier…not just physically, but mentally as well. Don’t miss Dr. L. Casey Chosewood and Gene Marks at the Paychex Business Conference. Register now at www.Paychex.com/thrive. Resources:  For more information about mental health in the workplace, download our free guide How Are Your Employees Feeling? A guide to Workplace Mental Health at www.paychex.com/secure/whitepapers/workplace-mental-health-guide. Learn more about the NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program at www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh.  DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

21mins

18 May 2021

Rank #9

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Mental Health Series: Improving You and Your Employees’ Mental Wellbeing in the Virtual Workplace

Cathleen Swody, Founding Partner and Director of Assessment from Thrive Leadership, talks with Gene Marks about ways employers and employees can improve their mental health with re-entry into the workplace and in a virtual work environment. Hear what she has to say about opening lines of communication, the mental health benefits you can offer to employees, and why business owners should also take some time away. Resources: Employees might be struggling more now than ever before brought on by the pandemic, according to a Paychex survey conducted in late 2020. Download our e-book for suggestions on how to make your workplace safe and productive. www.paychex.com/secure/whitepapers/workplace-mental-health-guide Challenging times are ahead for employers with employees returning to the workplace with mental health stressors. Find critical insights into what employers can do to help at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/mental-health-at-work-during-covid19 DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

24mins

11 May 2021

Rank #10