Sunday, October 25, 2020

Covid-19

What to do if an employee contracts COVID-19 at work: OSHA Recordkeeping & Reporting Requirements

What to do if an employee contracts COVID-19 at work: OSHA Recordkeeping & Reporting Requirements

Most hope that COVID-19 won’t hit close to home or work. But what do you do if an employee tests positive for the virus? On May 19, 2020, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) issued new guidance on COVID-19 recordkeeping requirements for employers. OSHA clarified that COVID-19, indeed, is …

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Best Practices: Contracts and Client Relationships During COVID-19

Best Practices: Contracts and Client Relationships During COVID-19

Businesses around the country are slowly beginning to re-open, and your business may be one of them. But for many companies, performance will not be the same for quite some time. So, what happens if your business is unable to uphold an agreement with another party, whether contractual or verbal? …

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EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance Addressing Antibody Testing

EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance Addressing Antibody Testing

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on June 17, 2020 posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the federal equal employment opportunity laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The new question added to the publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the …

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How to get up to $20K/Year in savings PER employee with IRS Payroll Tax Credit

If you’re one of the thousands of businesses still waiting to get PPP (Payroll Protection Program) money, or already suspect you’re not going to get it, be sure to take full advantage of the IRS’s Payroll Tax Credit—also known as the Employee Retention Credit. A lot of people don’t know …

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Taking care of your mental health

The Covid-19 pandemic is presenting new and unique challenges. Many people are teleworking full-time for the first time, isolated from co-workers, friends and family. Our daily living routines are disrupted causing added anxiety, stress and strain—physically, mentally, and financially. The Center for Workplace Mental Health, a service of the American …

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SBA Called Out for Mishandling PPP

The Wall Street Journal called the SBA to task on Friday for not following congressional mandates related to the CARES Act. Chief among its criticism was that the SBA failed to give lenders guidelines to prioritize borrowers in underserved and rural areas. Another complaint was that the SBA’s ‘forgiveness’ clause …

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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication

On May 7, 2020, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the federal equal employment opportunity laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and …

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