How to Engage Remote Workers

Many organizations have found themselves in the remote workspace a little sooner than anticipated as they comply with the government's recommendation (or in some places, requirement) that non-essential workers be sent home. And, as they've made...

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CARES Act Provides Billions in Assistance to Unemployed Workers in Wake of Coronavirus

Almost 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment during the week that ended March 21, 2020. That figure is four times higher than the previous record set in 1982. The number of unemployment claims mirrors the pace of layoffs, reflecting the...

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Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Employers Need to Know

Updated March 26, 2020

As coronavirus-related emergency orders force more business closures, an increasing number of Americans find themselves out of work. After years of low joblessness, unemployment insurance claims are spiking.  The Department...

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Working from Home? Here are Five Tips to Help You Stay Productive

Employers and employees across the globe are working to set up efficient, effective home offices in order to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Whether you're aiming to comply with government mandates, simply doing your part or offering...

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President Signs Emergency FMLA and Paid Sick Leave in Wake of Coronavirus

On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a multibillion-dollar bill that requires businesses with 500 or fewer employees to provide paid sick leave and job-protected emergency family and medical...

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Treasury and IRS Defer Deadline to File and Pay Federal Taxes for 90 Days Due to Coronavirus

Updated March 26, 2020. On Tuesday, March 17, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced at a coronavirus news conference the Treasury and IRS would be deferring up to $300 billion in federal tax payments for 90-days, without interest and...

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Fear-Based Reactions to COVID-19 Could Lead to Workplace Discrimination Claims

A public health emergency like the one we are now experiencing creates stress for businesses and employees. It’s understandable that people are apprehensive – even fearful – about the spread of COVID-19 and the potential impact it may have on...

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Workplace First Aid Kits: What to Include & How to Manage

According to the National Safety Council, another worker is injured every seven seconds. That's 510 worker injuries per hour or 4.6 million injuries per year. While some of these injuries require evaluation and treatment by a physician, many will...

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Don't Hire Another Employee Without Asking These Questions

The interview is perhaps the single most important business process to master; it's the most powerful step in the process of determining who enters your organization, influencing your company culture, quality, safety, and even client...

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Six Leadership Skills No Good Manager Can Be Without

Are good managers born? Or are they made?

Having effective leaders in your company’s management roles is important because strong managers have enormous impact on employee productivity and retention. Employees who rate their managers as poor...

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