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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.
    COVID-19: Additional $480 Billion Added to 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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    What is a Gig Worker and Why Do Employers Hire Them?
    By Courtney Cox on April 22, 2020 | 1 min read time

    Gig Worker Defined A gig worker is a type of employee who has been contracted temporarily in order to perform an agreed upon task. Gig workers can...

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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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    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: Insurance Companies Cover 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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    COVID-19: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
    By Courtney Cox on April 1, 2020 | 3 min read time

    The Paycheck Protection Program, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is a federal loan program aimed at...

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    CARES Act: Small business emergency loans
    By Courtney Cox on March 30, 2020 | 4 min read time

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the...

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    COVID-19: Furlough vs. Layoff
    By Courtney Cox on March 24, 2020 | 3 min read time

      While some employees have the opportunity to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, others simply don’t have jobs that allow them to.

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