While the pandemic has seemingly run its course, it is still impacting how America does business. Rules are changing frequently, sometimes-conflicting guidelines are being issued, and new laws are being passed. Avoiding litigation is a prime concern, as is making sure your top talent is happy, safe, and secure. The 5 most pressing post-pandemic business… Continue reading Post-Pandemic Business Health Concerns
While creating your company’s hiring plan for a post-COVID world, you need to adapt to a new reality. To begin with, your employee hiring considerations should include these trends: 1. Talent Shortage There is an ongoing talent shortage in many industries, making the hiring more competitive than it has been in a long time. Businesses… Continue reading 5 Employee Hiring Considerations in a New Era
Even as vaccines roll out, many employees have embraced remote work and aren’t eager to return to the physical office. 70% of employees would like to continue to work remotely part of the time post-COVID-19, according to Glassdoor. Research from PricewaterhouseCoopers showed that employers and employees disagree about what the post-pandemic return to work might… Continue reading Could Remote Work Be Here to Stay?
Washington wants everyone to get a COVID-19 shot, so it is giving a refundable tax credit to employers who grant paid time-off to staff to receive—or recover from—a vaccination. Small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, can claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family vaccination… Continue reading Employers Get Tax Breaks for Vaccination Leave
With wide bipartisan support, Congress has approved the “PPP Extension Act of 2021,” which extends the Payroll Protection Program. It had been scheduled to expire on March 31, but the application deadline is now May 31. The act further gives the SBA another month, until June 30, to process claims made by the new deadline.… Continue reading Popular PPP Loan Program Gets Extension
Can an employer require its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19? It’s a simple question, but one that does not have an easy answer. In brief, companies can make vaccinations an employment requirement, but there are subtleties involved, and a disability can create an exception. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission has provided some guidance in… Continue reading Can Employers Mandate Vaccinations?