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CARES ACT- SMALL BUSINESS LOAN OVERVIEW

In response to the American economy reeling from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the federal government recently signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Among other provisions, the CARES Act provides businesses suffering under the debilitating effects of the pandemic with unprecedented access to emergency loans. This document will serve … Continued

Ask the Advisor: What’s the Difference Between a Furlough and a Layoff?

Question: What’s the difference between a furlough and a layoff? Answer: First, you should note that the language used when sending employees home for a period of time is less important than communicating your actual intent. Since temporary layoffs and furloughs are only used regularly in certain industries (usually seasonal), you should not assume that … Continued

SBA & TREASURY BEGIN UNPRECEDENTED PULIC-PRIVATE MOBILIZATION TO DISTRIBUTE FUNDS

  Following President Trump’s signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need. The CARES … Continued

Stop – Stay Home – Start Something

We are seeing so many changes to our work, personal, and social life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While these changes can seem daunting and the obstacles they create insurmountable, this can be a time of healthy change. There is always the chance for good to happen when you stop, stay home, and start something. … Continued

Senate passes $2 trillion Covid-19 relief bill

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill Late Wednesday, March 25, 2020—after days of debate—the Senate approved a $2 trillion economic rescue package designed to provide financial assistance to Americans and their families, and billions of dollars in loans for businesses. Voting in the House of Representatives is expected Friday. The package is the largest … Continued

Telemedicine and COVID

Telemedicine and the Coronavirus As the number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases rises daily, hospitals and medical care providers are overwhelmed with phone calls and in-person visits. Telemedicine and telehealth services are emerging as viable solutions to help lessen the burden on health care facilities and staff, while still providing individuals with the … Continued

WHAT EVERY HR LEADER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COMPLIANCE

Family First Coronavirus Response Act     In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) on March 18, 2020. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that affects coverage and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and provides expanded federal family and medical … Continued

SAN DIEGO PRESS CONFERENCE 3/24 WITH RESOURCE LINKS

COVID-19 – notes from the San Diego City Press Conference dated afternoon of 3/24 which made reference to many of the resources available to employees as well as employers. www.coronavirus-sd.com RESOURCES AVAILABLE Sdfoundation.org/covid They have raised over $6,000,000 and have started delivering grants for items such as food, utilities, income replacement and gap funding. To donate … Continued

Work From Home Agreement (COVID-19)

General Work Arrangements This document specifies the terms and conditions of the Work from Home Agreement between [employee name] and [Company], beginning on [date] and ending on [date].   The days and hours when the employee is expected to be physically present in the workplace are [days] between the hours of [hours] and additional times … Continued

Remote Work Challenges for HR | California Employee Benefits Group

It’s been said the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has created the largest remote work experiment ever devised.  In fact, there are many recently documented cases where companies have asked at least some of their employees to work from home.  Three of those companies are Amazon, Twitter and Microsoft. Remote work, of course, is not something … Continued

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