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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What to Know About Credit Reporting During the Pandemic

What to Know About Credit Reporting During the Pandemic

Your personal credit score and your business credit score are two separate scores. But changes to your personal credit score could affect your business, too. In determining whether to approve a loan for a business, lenders can consider both personal and business scores, especially if your business is on the …

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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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Monitoring Employees’ Health: Off-Duty & On-Duty

Monitoring Employees’ Health: Off-Duty & On-Duty

Many states are beginning to re-open and employees are beginning to return to work. But COVID-19 is still alive and well, leaving employers with a big question: To what extent can they monitor the health of their employees? The short answer: It depends on whether you are seeking to monitor …

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5 Things You Must Know To Qualify for PPP Forgiveness

Despite reported differences between how Congress intended PPP dollars to be spent by small business owners and what the SBA initially had to say on the subject, the point is moot. The SBA has spoken, again, and new guidelines are out. Here are the top five things you must know …

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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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