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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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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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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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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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Combating COVID-19 Concerns with Paperless Pay

With COVID-19 sweeping the globe, businesses everywhere are taking action to not only keep their workforce safe and healthy, but to also alleviate anxiety around the financial implications for their teams. 

What if post offices close? With so much uncertainty, how can I be sure I'm paid on time?..

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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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The Revised Form I-9 Is Now Available: What to Know

On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new version of the I-9 employment eligibility verification form, along with updated instructions. Despite its date of 10/21/19, the form will not become mandatory until May 1 of this year. While employers may start..

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