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    Drew Gieseke

    Drew Gieseke is on the Marketing team at Bernard Health, where he writes about HR and healthcare solutions.
    DOL Proposes Rule that Eases Definitions for Independent Contractors
    By Drew Gieseke on September 23, 2020 | 2 min read time

    A recently proposed rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) implements an “economic reality” test that helps determine the independent...

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    IRS Issues New SECURE Act Guidance for 401(k) Withdrawals
    By Drew Gieseke on September 22, 2020 | 2 min read time

    The IRS announced new SECURE Act guidance in early September 2020 to expand retirement savings access and eligibility for part-time workers and...

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    Best Practices: Employee Handbook Updates for 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on September 16, 2020 | 2 min read time

    As Q4 and the end of the year approaches, there’s no better time than now for HR to review and revise the company’s employee handbook. What tips...

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    Company Culture Trends to Watch in 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on September 15, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Within the next year, workplace culture may undergo one of the most significant shifts in recent memory. From the anticipated COVID-19 fallout to...

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    Coronavirus Is Already Hurting 2021 Budgets. Here’s How.
    By Drew Gieseke on September 10, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Several states and major cities have already announced anticipated budget gaps for 2021, namely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Depending...

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    Election 2020: What to Expect from Trump and Biden on Economic Policy
    By Drew Gieseke on September 9, 2020 | 4 min read time

    Between COVID-19 woes and record unemployment, the economy has become one of the most important issues on voters’ minds heading into the 2020...

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    COVID-19: Can Employers Require Employees to Get a Vaccine?
    By Drew Gieseke on September 9, 2020 | 3 min read time

    As the end of the year nears, there’s more and more hope that a coronavirus vaccine may be available by early November. For offices looking to...

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    What Can HR Do to Prep for the End of the Year and 2021?
    By Drew Gieseke on September 8, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Q4 is rapidly approaching. Between open enrollment and the lingering impact of COVID-19, these eight tips help HR prepare for the end of the...

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    Template: Updated PTO Policy Employee Communication
    By Drew Gieseke on September 3, 2020 | 3 min read time

    A PTO audit is an essential part of ongoing HR compliance. Clearly communicating updates to time-off policies is an important part of that...

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    What Could a Coronavirus Vaccine in November Mean for Employers?
    By Drew Gieseke on September 2, 2020 | 2 min read time

    The New York Times reported on Sept. 2, 2020, that the CDC issued a letter to states to prepare for a COVID-19 vaccine by early November 2020....

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