OSHA Imposes New Rule For Employer-Required COVID-19 Vaccines

2021-05-07T08:13:36-04:00May 7th, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, General Industry News, Labor News, Legislative News, Safety Tips|

New guidance from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is causing some to change their COVID-19 vaccine requirements. On April 20, OSHA released the new guidance in the frequently asked questions section of its website for COVID-19 safety compliance. The [...]

May is National Electrical Safety Month: “Connected to Safety”

2021-05-05T11:57:48-04:00May 5th, 2021|General Industry News, Safety Tips|

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is launching its annual effort to help reduce electrically related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. This year's campaign theme is “Connected to Safety,” which aims to educate the [...]

The Struggle to Hire and What Businesses Can Do About It

2021-05-05T01:54:58-04:00May 3rd, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, General Industry News, Labor News|

If you’re finding it difficult to hire employees, you’re not alone. Bloomberg reports that many small businesses are struggling to find people who currently want to work—in fact, 42% say they have jobs they can’t fill. The number of people quitting [...]

How You Can Support the Mental Health of Your Employees During COVID-19

2021-04-26T08:35:27-04:00April 26th, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Benefits|

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. People have experienced financial hardship, additional challenges with childcare and school cancellations, job loss, reduced hours, sickness, and grief. The future is uncertain, and the present is extra [...]

DOL Guidance Focuses on 401(k)-to-IRA Rollover Advice

2021-04-19T11:55:10-04:00April 19th, 2021|Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News|

Investment advisors who encourage employees to roll over their 401(k) savings into an individual retirement account (IRA) must adhere to the "investor's best interest" fiduciary standard, and do so from the first conversations about rolling over fund assets—if the [...]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Distracted Driving Has Become an Epidemic

2021-04-13T09:33:56-04:00April 13th, 2021|Automotive Industry News, Business and Estate Planning, Safety Tips|

Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on our roads. While drivers texting behind the wheel tops what seems like an endless list of distractions, other risky actions include talking — whether it be on the phone or to [...]

Important Update: DOL Issues COBRA Subsidy Guidance and Model Notices

2021-04-13T09:26:12-04:00April 12th, 2021|Benefits Administration, COVID-19 Updates, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News|

On April 7, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) published FAQs to further explain this COBRA subsidy and provided models of the required related notices. Notable Points from the FAQs Eligibility Based on Reduction in Hours.   The FAQs take an expansive view [...]

IMPORTANT: The American Rescue Plan Act Creates COBRA Subsidies and New Notice Requirements Starting April 1st

2021-04-05T12:23:50-04:00March 31st, 2021|Benefits Administration, COVID-19 Updates, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News|

As part of the recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”), certain COBRA eligible individuals are eligible for temporary premium subsidies April 1 to September 30, 2021. These subsidies will cover 100 percent of the premium for [...]

Senate Passes Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension

2021-03-30T12:36:02-04:00March 29th, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, Legislative News, Paycheck Protection Program, SBA Stimulus Programs|

A bill to move the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline from March 31 to May 31 won approval in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The final vote to approve the PPP Extension Act of 2021, H.R. [...]

2021 IRS Filing Season Awareness Discussions – New Hampshire

2021-03-23T14:33:58-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Legislative News, Tax News|

We wanted to share with you some valuable links to Free Tax Services & Filing Season Awareness discussions during March and April. These meetings are focusing on providing information for individuals, especially those that are underserved or who may not [...]

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