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How To Execute an Effective Return To Work Plan Post Covid

The risk of COVID-19 hasn’t fully disappeared, yet life seems to be nearing what it was circa late 2019. Businesses have reopened, and some employers have adopted a hybrid return to work model to bring employees back to the physical work site.  Returning to work is necessary for many businesses to stay afloat, it also…
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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: Election day is just over a week away, and it’s one of the most polarizing presidential races yet.  Politics in the workplace have always had the power to bring out strong emotions. According to SHRM’s survey, about 42% of employees have experienced political disagreements at work. If…
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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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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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The CARES Act: Your Guide to the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Need help navigating COVID-19 Legislation? Download our Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 Legislation Key Points about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act: The CARES Act provides economic relief to industries, organizations, and individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Key features include direct payments to workers, expanded unemployment benefits, additional loans for small businesses,…
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What You Need to Know

Need help navigating COVID-19 Legislation? Download our Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 Legislation Key Points about Emergency Paid Sick Leave and FMLA under the Coronavirus Relief Act: The second coronavirus relief package will go into effect on April 1, 2020. This legislation provides emergency paid sick leave and extended family and medical leave to most employees…
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What You Need to Know About Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Days Act

A sick employee can be a hazard to everyone in the workplace. They can accidentally infect their coworkers and they usually aren’t as productive. However, sick employees often come in to work anyway because they feel they can’t afford to take an unpaid day, work remotely, or fall behind on their tasks. To give employees time to rest and recover without stress, many cities are requiring paid sick leave. …
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