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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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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Ask the Expert: The Coronavirus, Self-Quarantine, Employee Pay & the FMLA

Update March 20, 2020:  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...
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How to Prepare Your Business for a Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

Updated March 19, 2020. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China last December continues to spread. In the U.S., as of March 19, there have been 10,442 confirmed cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control and...

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The Dos and Don'ts of Valentine's Day in the Workplace

Over 50% of Americans will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, according to new data shared by the National Retail Federation (NRF), showing their love or affection for that special someone with red roses, expensive chocolates, balloon...

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How Kansas City’s Opioid Surge May Impact Employers

Every day in the United States, more than 130 people die after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institutes of Health. What’s more, an additional 2 million suffer from opioid addiction disorder. As the most widely prescribed type...

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2020 HR Checklist

For business owners and HR professionals, ensuring HR (human resources) compliance is a must. With 2020 underway, it’s time to take inventory of which annual HR compliance to-dos you’ve already checked off your list and which ones are still...

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Staying Afloat: Options When the HR Flood is Overwhelming

Human Resources (HR) encompasses a lot. Even a fully staffed HR department might have trouble juggling all its demands, which include issues like managing payroll, handling harassment complaints, navigating the murky waters of health insurance...

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Health Care Tax Credit Gives Small Companies Room to Breathe

Under the Affordable Care Act, small businesses can get a little help covering the cost of health insurance for their employees. The small business health care tax credit, which especially benefits companies that employ low- and moderate-income...

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Taking Time to Rethink PTO

Our culture values hard work. We tell one another to pick ourselves up by our bootstraps, or to be self-made individuals. We preach and hold sacred the American Dream—the idea that anyone can improve their life so long as they work hard enough.

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