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COVID-19 Return to Work Issues and How to Handle Them

With “return to work” happening for many, issues will arise, and we should be prepared to address them when bringing employees back to the office. Many employees are concerned for their health and safety.  Therefore, it would be a good practice to start gradually, by introducing small number of employees to the office.  Consider staggered […]

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6 Tips for a Safe Return to the Office

At some point, you will be opening the office doors and bringing employees back to work. Here are some ideas that will address health and safety concerns: • Hold virtual meetings, even when employees are in the office• Modify office spaces to reduce personal contact – move desks apart, install barriers• Check employee temperatures at the start […]

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Paycheck Protection Plan Modified to Help Employers

A new law signed on June 5, 2020, modifies the  “PPP” program to make it easier for employers to use the loan and also have it forgiven (i.e. not have to repay it). You now have 24 weeks to spend your funds, up from eight weeks . You need to spend 60% of the loan […]

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CARES Act Programs to Help Payroll Expense

Under the CARES Act, two new temporary programs have been established to help cover the cost of payroll, rent, utilities and mortgages. Paycheck Protection Program https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program Companies with <500 employees can apply (if a food business, 500 per location).  If spent on the following the loan would be forgiven: employees mortgage rent utilities The PPP […]

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COVID-19 Paid Leave Poster Now Available

The Department of Labor has just released its Employee Rights poster.  Please communicate this to employees, and post the notice where you would other employee notices.   CLICK TO DOWNLOAD The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical […]