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    Lauren Brown

    Lauren is an aPHR®-certified member of the Marketing team at Bernard Health. She writes about healthcare insights, employment law, and HR solutions.
    What To Do If Employees Asked to Be Laid Off
    By Lauren Brown on January 1, 2021 | 2 min read time

    It might not sound typical, but employers face a tricky situation when it comes to employees asking to be laid off from their job, especially...

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    Do Retirement-Age Workers Need to Enroll in Medicare?
    By Lauren Brown on December 31, 2020 | 2 min read time

    According to the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the percentage of retirement-age Americans in the labor force has...

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    How to File and Distribute Form 1095-C
    By Lauren Brown on December 30, 2020 | 4 min read time

    With the deadline to file and distribute 1095-Cs approaching, making sure that the right documents get to the right place is essential. The...

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    BerniePortal’s Top HR Content of 2020
    By Lauren Brown on December 29, 2020 | 2 min read time

    While HR teams were planning for 2020 a year ago, no one could’ve predicted the year that we’ve had to face after COVID-19 turned workforces—and...

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    Email Templates for Responding to Job Applicants
    By Lauren Brown on December 24, 2020 | 4 min read time

    When recruiting top talent for your company’s open positions, sending timely emails with the right information keeps candidates engaged and...

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    Managing Performance in 2021 through 1-to-1 Meetings
    By Lauren Brown on December 22, 2020 | 2 min read time

    With workforces still operating remotely—and many companies staying remote throughout 2021—performance management will likely be a key area of...

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    EEOC Releases Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccinations
    By Lauren Brown on December 18, 2020 | 3 min read time

    With the first batches of the long-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine being distributed across the U.S., the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

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    Missed Open Enrollment: What Options Are Available to Employees?
    By Lauren Brown on December 17, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Open enrollment is so important that it’s hard to imagine that an employee would miss out on electing their benefits. However, with employees...

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    W-2: Best Practices for the 2020 Tax Year
    By Lauren Brown on December 16, 2020 | 4 min read time

    It’s important to stay up-to-date on best practices for distributing and handling tax forms, especially if your workforce’s routine looks...

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    Form 1095-C: Questions Your Employees May Have
    By Lauren Brown on December 15, 2020 | 3 min read time

    As your employees start to receive tax forms, your employees may have questions regarding Form 1095-C and what to do with it. Read on for...

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