BE ALERT: EMPLOYERS ARE SEEING A SPIKE IN PHISHING SCAMS

Phishing emails are a type of scam designed to obtain information or prompt certain behavior from their targets. To that end, they typically appear to come from a person or entity we trust. In most cases, careful inspection will reveal cracks in the façade, little signs that the message is not what it purports to … Continued

5 HR Trends To Monitor in 2021

HR departments are given more and more responsibility each year, oftentimes with budgets that don’t match. This means HR teams must constantly seek ways to innovate and stay on top of trends if they want to compete in the marketplace, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, here are five HR trends to watch … Continued

COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR A REMOTE WORKFORCE

According to Gallup, the number of days employees are working remotely has doubled during the pandemic. Some companies are even considering making a remote work arrangement permanent. While there are no laws that exclusively apply to remote workplaces, remote work does come with additional compliance risks. Below is our general guidance for employers. Logging Hours … Continued

GIVEN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, SHOULD WE CANCEL OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY?

Question Given the COVID-19 pandemic, should we cancel our annual holiday party? Answer We would certainly recommend not having an in-person event this year, which could put your company, employees, customers, and community at risk. If your event spreads the virus, your employees could become sick, much of your workforce may need to quarantine, and … Continued

CDC Approves Recommendation for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Robert Redfield has approved a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. The approved interim recommendation first offers vaccine distribution to health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities in the initial phase of the vaccination program before offering the vaccine to the general public. This recommendation … Continued

HOW TO SUPPORT A GRIEVING EMPLOYEE

Everyone experiences grief at some point in their life, and yet for being such a common experience, it’s also one that few of us are fully equipped to navigate when it comes. In part, this is because grief is such an overwhelming and horrible experience. Nothing can prepare you for it. You just have to … Continued

WHY TERMINATION ALWAYS COMES WITH RISK

Question I’ve heard it said that termination always comes with risk. What does that mean? Answer It means there’s always a risk that a terminated employee could make an issue of the termination, claiming that it was discriminatory or based on some other illegal reason. (There’s also the risk that they will bad-mouth your organization … Continued

Celebrating Holidays Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As many people in the United States begin to plan for holiday celebrations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the following considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends and communities from COVID-19. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial or tribal health and safety laws, rules and … Continued

Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2021

Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are periodically updated for inflation by the IRS. The following commonly offered employee benefits are subject to these limits: High deductible health plans (HDHPs) and health savings accounts (HSAs); Health flexible spending accounts (FSAs); 401(k) plans; and Transportation fringe benefit plans. The IRS typically announces … Continued

WHAT EMPLOYERS CAN DO TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT VOTING

Due to COVID-19, this year’s election may be especially challenging. Long lines, distant ballot drop boxes, and childcare arrangements may add to the time people need away from work to vote. Even where it’s possible to vote by mail or absentee ballot, experts anticipate that many people will still want to vote in person, so … Continued

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