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What Employers Need to Know about President Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

President Biden’s vaccine mandate requires private employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their employees are vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing….
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Employee Retention Tax Credit Update: Early Expiration

The Employee Retention Tax Credit program now expires on September 30, 2021. This may create new complexities for your business….
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The CAA: FFCRA Tax Credit Extension

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) extends the tax credits that reimburse you for any emergency paid sick or family leave you provide under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). In this post, we outline what you need to know about this new provision. …
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Politics in the Workplace: Policies and Preventative Measures

Key Points about HR’s role in political discussions: Increased polarization has made this year’s presidential race more tense than past elections.  As an HR leader, you may need to help your workplace navigate this political atmosphere. Policies and preventative measures can help you create a respectful environment and reduce conflict whether it’s an election year…
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How to Choose the Best Employee Retirement Plan for Your Small Business

Employer vs. State-Sponsored Retirement Plans Key Points:  Employee retirement plans can help you support your team. They’re also a great way to attract and retain talent. Your state may require you to offer an employee retirement plan. You have two general options: employer-sponsored and state-sponsored plans.  They both have pros and cons, so what you…
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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: Uncertain education and childcare arrangements can make things difficult for parents working remotely. Flexible accommodations and empathy are key to helping your employees manage a work-life balance even as the back to school season starts.  Download our ebook Back to School: How to Support Working Parents…
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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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3 Reasons Why You Should Make Your HRIS Provider Your Benefits Broker

When your HRIS provider doubles as your benefits broker, you get all-in-one HR software plus quality, cost-effective employee benefit plans. Here’s why you should consider this arrangement….
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How to Recruit Top Talent During COVID-19

Key Points about strategic recruiting and the hiring bounce back: The high unemployment rate means that a large number of talented candidates are looking for jobs. However, you may need to update your current recruiting strategy and benefits to attract them.  Text messages, starting salaries, and personality traits are just some of the things to…
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Changes to PPP Loan Forgiveness: The PPP Flexibility Act of 2020

Key Points about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020: This new Act applies to all PPP loans and expands certain aspects of forgiveness and timing. For more information about the PPP loan and other key laws that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, download our Interactive Guide to COVID-19 Legislation. The Paycheck…
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