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Updating Your Employee Handbook

Handbook policies are increasingly being used by employers to respond to critical events in 2020. BJA Partners recommends ThinkHR in regards to updating your employee handbook. The Value of Policies Policies have always been important to employers. They spell out what’s expected of employees, enable employees to reference key information, and also protect organizations from … Continued

Preparing for an Unprecedented Open Enrollment Period

Open enrollment following the COVID-19 pandemic will be unlike any other in recent memory. Many organizations are still trying to recover from extended closures and maintain safe working environments—open enrollment is the last thing on their minds. Yet, procrastinating on enrollment planning can actually cause more issues than it solves. This article explains what employers … Continued

5 Ways COVID-19 is Reshaping HR

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the entire world, it seems. With fluctuating infection rates and conflicting official guidance, organizations will need to adapt quickly if they want to succeed in the post-coronavirus landscape. HR teams stand at the forefront of these efforts. For years, HR departments have been tasked with ushering in fundamental workplace … Continued

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

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

IRS EXTENDS HSA CONTRIBUTION DEADLINE

IRS Extends HSA Contribution Deadline The Internal Revenue Service published a series of questions and answers relating to the delay of the tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 as provided in IRS Notice 2020-18.   With regard to contributions to an HSA, the IRS stated the following:   “Contributions may be made … 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

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