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    Courtney Cox

    Courtney is an aPHR certified product marketer on the BerniePortal team who focuses her writing on all things HR.
    IRS releases HSA limits for 2021
    By Courtney Cox on June 17, 2020 | 1 min read time

    The IRS has released the 2021 cost-of-living adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). 

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    Termination Letter: What is it and how do I write one?
    By Courtney Cox on May 6, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Making a decision to terminate an employee is stressful for all parties involved, but as an employer, it's a necessary part of business.  

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    Webinar Recap: COVID-19 Response– FAQs and Best Practices
    By Courtney Cox on April 29, 2020 | 5 min read time

    BerniePortal and Paycor hosted a joint webinar on best practices and HR FAQs in response to COVID-19.

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    Additional $480 billion COVID-19 relief fund for SMBs
    By Courtney Cox on April 24, 2020 | 2 min read time

    On April 24, 2020, President Trump will be signing a bill to pass an additional $480 billion relief package, including billions of dollars in new...

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    Do I have to offer termination severance pay?
    By Courtney Cox on April 21, 2020 | 4 min read time

    Severance pay and unemployment Severance pay is the amount of money or benefits given to an employee as that employee leaves an employer either...

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    Offer letter vs employment contract: what's the difference?
    By Courtney Cox on April 21, 2020 | 1 min read time

      When bringing on a new hire, there are two documents that are sometimes confused: offer letters and employment agreements. What are the...

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    What is a gig worker?
    By Courtney Cox on April 21, 2020 | 1 min read time

    Gig worker definition A gig worker is an employee who has been contracted temporarily in order to perform an agreed upon task. Gig workers can...

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    COVID-19: The Shelter in Place Buddy Program
    By Courtney Cox on April 6, 2020 | 3 min read time

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to establish a new remote working rhythm for continuous communication.

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    COVID-19: What to make of insurance companies covering treatment at no cost to members
    By Courtney Cox on April 3, 2020 | 4 min read time

    The Federal Government made COVID-19 testing free for everyone as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed on March 18th.  

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    Building a remote team during the pandemic: Software tools & tips
    By Courtney Cox on April 3, 2020 | 4 min read time

    In wake of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are being forced to transition to a fully remote workforce and there’s value in having an...

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