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Your EEO-1 Questions Answered

Under normal circumstances, employers would’ve been required to file their EEO-1 reports by March 31, 2020. But so far, 2020 has proven to be anything but normal. Since the pandemic has upended day-to-day operations for many employers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will not..

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Temporary Flexibility in I-9 and E-Verify Policies Due to COVID-19

In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making it easier for employers operating remotely to use Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired to work in the United States. Here’s how. 

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What Records Must Employers Keep to Get Their FFCRA Paid Leave Tax Credits?

As employers across the country provide paid leave to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), many of them have the same question: How am I going to pay for this? 

According to FFCRA regulations and guidance from the IRS, qualifying employers offering paid leave are..

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Easing Does It: How Government Agencies Are Relaxing Policies and Compliance During the COVID-19 Crisis

Getting through a crisis as challenging as COVID-19 requires help on many fronts. From the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), government agencies are taking steps to ease long-held policies and help everyone find light at the end of the long tunnel...

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CARES Act: Relief Options for Small Businesses

Up-to-date as of April 24, 2020

Going, going, gone — that was the theme for the first round of small-business relief funding set in motion under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Now, after some back and forth in Congress, the bill to allocate $484 billion in..

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What Paid Leave Looks Like Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Editor's note: Information is up-to-date as of April 20, 2020

In response to the growing health and economic crises introduced by COVID-19, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law on March 18, 2020. Designed to bring relief to American workers and..

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CARES Act: Employers To Stop Student-Loan Garnishments

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers individuals temporary, short-term relief from their student debt obligations. That’s welcome news for any employees currently in the process of repaying their loans from school. 

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Flyer to Help Your Employees Determine if They Get an Economic Impact Payment

Your employees, no doubt, are overwhelmed with the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. And while you have a lot to sort through on your end, it's a good idea to also help your workforce navigate relief efforts that may benefit their health and financial well-being. 

To assist, we've created a..

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Playbook for Protecting Your Business and Employees During COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country, employers are going to great lengths to minimize the disruption to their businesses. At the same time, they’re scrambling to protect their biggest asset — their employees. It’s a tricky balancing act, but with the following information, you..

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NLRB Narrows Liability with New ‘Joint Employer’ Definition

As expected, shortly after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a rule redefining what it means to be a “joint employer,” the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) followed suit. The NLRB’s new (more tightly defined) rule restricts circumstances in which franchisers and businesses that..

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