PPP Loan Extension & More Forgivable Expenses

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and expands the list of forgivable expenses. In this post, we outline what you need to know about this new provision….
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The CAA: Employee Retention Tax Credit Extension

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) extends the Employee Retention Tax Credit program until June 30, 2021. Under this law, PPP loan borrowers are now eligible to receive these credits as well. …
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The CAA: How PPP Loans Impact Taxes

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) clarifies the taxability of forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan funds. In this post, we outline what you need to know about this new provision….
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The CAA: Simplified PPP Loan Forgiveness

If you’re among the 87% of businesses that received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan of $150,000 or less, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) provides some good news to ease any forgiveness-related worries. …
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The CAA: Second Draw PPP Loans

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) allocates about $285 billion in additional Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan funds. It also makes changes to the existing program regarding eligibility, loan use, and more….
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Can Employers Require the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Can Employers Require the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Regulations surrounding mandatory vaccination are still uncertain. However, current guidance offers some direction to help you make an informed decision….
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What Employers Need to Know about the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA)
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA): What Employers Need to Know

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed another coronavirus stimulus bill. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) provides $900 billion in aid and extends many of the provisions introduced under the CARES Act. …
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Back to School: How to Support Working Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Key Points about juggling work-life balance and childcare concerns: This back to school season, uncertain education and childcare arrangements raise new concerns for parents working remotely. Their personal and professional lives have already blurred, and the reprieve school or daycare usually provides may not come. Flexible accommodations and empathy are key to helping your employees…
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Virtual Employee Onboarding Programs: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Key Points about onboarding remote employees during the COVID-19 pandemic:  With remote work as the new normal, almost every process, including onboarding, is conducted virtually. While the goals of onboarding haven’t changed, the virtual setup presents new challenges for employers and employees alike.  Avoid common onboarding and remote work mistakes to effectively welcome your new…
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How to Manage COVID-19 Health & Safety Concerns

Key Points about waivers, hazard pay, and complaints: Businesses are starting to reopen, but the risk of COVID-19 hasn’t gone away. When returning to work, your employees may express health and safety concerns. Notices, acknowledgements, waivers, and hazard pay are a few ways you can manage concerns and complaints. However, many experts are uncertain about…
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