Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What We Know So Far

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020. In the coming days and weeks, federal regulatory agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS), will provide guidance on how to execute or implement the new requirements. In the meantime, employers and advisors must rely … Continue reading Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What We Know So Far

FFCRA Payroll Tax Credit – Easing the COVID19 Burden for Employers

On Friday, March 20, the U.S. Treasury, IRS, and U.S. Department of Labor announced their plans for making the paid leave provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) less burdensome for small businesses. Key points include: To take immediate advantage of the paid leave credits, businesses can retain and access funds that they … Continue reading FFCRA Payroll Tax Credit – Easing the COVID19 Burden for Employers

Tips to Handle an Infectious Disease Outbreak – FAQ

How to Handle an Infectious Disease Outbreak MERS in the Middle East in 2012 – 2013. Ebola in West Africa in 2014 – 2016. Zika virus in South and Central America in 2016 – 2017. Pandemic influenza in the U.S. in 2009 and 2018. Coronavirus (COVID-19), beginning in China in late 2019 and spreading throughout … Continue reading Tips to Handle an Infectious Disease Outbreak – FAQ

EEOC Guidance for Employers During a Pandemic

The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has employers rightly concerned about how to handle threats of contagion in the workplace. Along with those worries come concerns about violating other laws in the process of trying to keep the workplace safe. Specifically, the ADA comes to mind; if we send someone home who appears sick, have … Continue reading EEOC Guidance for Employers During a Pandemic

5 Performance Review Best Practices

Performance reviews are an annual ritual for many employers, but their usefulness has been debated for years. To make sure you—and your employees—get the most out of performance reviews, follow these five tips. 1. Perform formal evaluations at the same time for everyone each year. While this increases the workload of managers and supervisors during … Continue reading 5 Performance Review Best Practices

SCOTUS to Consider whether Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments recently regarding the discrimination of LGBTQ individuals under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The plaintiffs for two separate cases—one concerning a transgender woman, the other involving two gay men—argued that they were unlawfully discriminated against when they were fired based on their sexual orientation. They claimed … Continue reading SCOTUS to Consider whether Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Workers