PTO

Remote work is relatively new to many companies. It may not have started out as a choice, but according to two recent MIT surveys, about half of the entire American workforce is now remote. For many companies large and small, work from home may become a permanent option. Why the change in attitude about remote…

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time off management

Time off management gets harder when there are more moving parts—multiple employees, different categories of leave, federal and local rules, internal policies. When we first published this blog in January 2020, we had no idea just how much more important time off management would become a few weeks later. What Has Changed? Dramatic increase in…

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Absence management planning

Updated May 1, 2020 What is Employee Absence Management? Employee absence management is the process of managing employee time off. There are many reasons why employees take time off. Planning for the various kinds of employee absence can improve efficiency and profitability. More companies than ever before are incorporating absence management planning in 2020.  …

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business recovery

Pivoting in Uncertain Times Uncertainty is uncomfortable—and inspirational. Companies across America are pivoting to meet new demand and rethink operations. They combine creativity, determination, and technology to retool, retrench and rebuild. New production lines, online shops, takeout, curbside service, home delivery, remote work, drive-by clinics and telehealth are all inspired by uncertainty and need. Retool:…

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small business coronavirus tax credit

Updated June 9, 2020 What programs in the recent relief bills help small businesses? In March 2020, the federal government passed three multi trillion-dollar relief bills which represent the largest economic stimulus in US history. The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act–Passed March 6, 2020  Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)–Passed March 18, 2020)  Coronavirus Aid,…

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how to pay quarantined workers

Updated April 30, 2020 with the latest information about The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act of 2020 (part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act). Mandated or voluntary quarantine create confusion for employers and employees alike. Most of us have never experienced a global public health crisis that has affected virtually every aspect of our…

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healthcare HR coronavirus responsibilities

Every day, healthcare employers realize that the coronavirus situation is impacting HR in yet another way. Let’s go over the urgent issues for Human Resources departments in healthcare, social services, daycares, and dental practices. Buckle up. There are a lot. What should my HR department be doing about the coronavirus? Protect employees Let employees work…

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FMLA laws

Improve your FMLA administration in 2021 to ensure employees can take advantage of it if necessary. In addition, you will protect your company from violations and penalties. A Summary of 5 Key FMLA Findings for 2021 COVID leave has complicated FMLA administration. Automated time tracking apps streamline COVID and FMLA management. Helen Applewhaite (FMLA Branch…

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attendance tracking

Attendance tracking is critical for identifying attendance problems. The impact of attendance problems doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Even one employee with an issue can create headaches for everyone. But it’s not just an annoyance. It has serious consequences for your business. Employee Attendance Issues Arriving late Frequently calling in sick Failing to attend…

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