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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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Getting Through the Coming Months by Going Beyond the Expected

If you’re like many of us, you’ve had to face an onslaught of critical decisions these past few months. And since we’re all in this together, Payroll Data Solutions remains ready to support your efforts with important information related to the pandemic, its aftermath, racial equality, employee..

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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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Preparing for the Next Normal: Strategies for a Post-Lockdown Workplace

Dealing with uncertainties and unknowns has become standard operating procedure for businesses during this new normal. 

But the changes will undoubtedly keep coming. What opportunities and challenges wait on the other side of the current situation? Will it be a whole new way of doing business?..

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Tips to Steer Clear of Phishing Scams

It’s like clockwork. Crisis hits — and the scammers go wild. Using email, text, robocalls, and other phishing tactics, criminals hit the (digital) pavement, manipulating employers and employees to hand over passwords, social security numbers, and other information that’ll grant them access to..

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How to Work More Efficiently — From Anywhere

Whether you’re hunkered down due to a mandatory work-from-home policy, or you’re still going into the office, one thing’s for sure — work doesn’t look like it used to for most of us. And as we adjust to new ways of working in the midst of COVID-19, the question remains the same: How do you make..

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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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