COVID-19 Updates

The Employee Retention Credit and How it Can Help Your Business

2020-07-15T12:23:33-04:00July 15th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Legislative News, SBA Stimulus Programs|

Organizations that have been impacted financially by COVID-19 may be able to take advantage of a refundable tax credit called the Employee Retention Credit. The credit is designed to encourage organizations to keep employees on their payroll and is [...]

The ER vs. Urgent Care: Know Where To Go For Care Before You Need It

2020-07-02T09:38:57-04:00July 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Wellness|

During the pandemic many people are hesitant to visit hospitals for needs that they may have. It has been recommended that people stop by urgent cares in their specific areas to be treated for those needs, rather than going [...]

Health and Safety: COVID-19 Has Meant Less Sleep for Americans, and Higher Risk of Injury

2020-06-17T15:19:20-04:00June 17th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Wellness|

Sleep may not seem like an important factor in our health, but it is. Sleep habits and overall fatigue/restfulness can affect everything from a person’s mood, health and likelihood of getting in a car accident or workplace accident. It [...]

OSHA Outlines New Face Mask and Respirator Guidelines

2020-06-11T08:47:10-04:00June 11th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips|

As we know much of the country is requiring face coverings at the workplace and for customers, the U.S. Department of Labor has answered some frequently asked questions about face coverings, surgical masks and respirators in the workplace. The [...]

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020: What You Need To Know

2020-06-10T11:09:29-04:00June 10th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Paycheck Protection Program, SBA Stimulus Programs|

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) was signed into law on June 5, 2020. This comes just in the nick of time as the original covered period under which the PPP loans could be used and forgiven was [...]

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of $11.5 Million in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

2020-06-02T12:36:06-04:00June 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Legislative News, Safety Tips|

(VIA OHSA.GOV) WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced the availability of $11.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants for nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint [...]

Five Restroom Upgrades to Improve Hand Washing and Minimize Germs

2020-06-02T10:37:48-04:00June 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips|

With many essential workers already at work and many others soon to be back in offices, companies and organizations have a big feat to face in the post-pandemic age: keeping bathrooms sanitary and employees distant. Of course, cleaning bathrooms [...]

The Mental Health Challenges of COVID-19

2020-06-02T10:03:25-04:00June 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Wellness|

The public is gripped by fear of the novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19) and by worry over whether the health system will be able to treat them or their loved ones should they become ill. Consequently, clinical and public [...]

Treasury Department and SBA Release PPP Forgiveness Application Form

2020-05-19T10:05:21-04:00May 19th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Paycheck Protection Program, SBA Stimulus Programs|

The Treasury Department and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) just released the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loan Forgiveness Application.  The accompanying instructions and worksheets are very helpful in explaining how employers who borrowed PPP money can obtain forgiveness [...]

IRS Provides More Options for Unused Funds in Health FSAs and DCAPs

2020-05-18T11:12:57-04:00May 18th, 2020|Benefits Administration, COVID-19 Updates, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

Options Include an Extended Period for Incurring Expenses and Increased Health FSA Carryover Limit Flexible spending accounts are about to get more flexible for people who have seen their household budgets upended by the Coronavirus pandemic. Account holders will [...]

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