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    COVID-19: Vaccines Almost Ready as Cases Surge in the U.S.
    By Drew Gieseke on November 24, 2020 | 3 min read time

    The world continues to wait for a COVID-19 vaccine. Some businesses around the country have already returned to the office while others still rely...

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    DOL Issues Guidance for Continuing Education Compensation Requirements
    By Drew Gieseke on November 23, 2020 | 4 min read time

    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently released clarifications regarding continuing education compensability requirements. What...

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    New 2021 Employer Mandate Penalties Announced by IRS
    By Drew Gieseke on November 21, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Each year, the IRS announces updates to the employer mandate penalties when organizations fail to offer coverage or fail to meet the minimum...

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    Corporate Gifting Ideas This Holiday Season
    By Lauren Brown on November 20, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Normally the holidays are synonymous with sending gifts to clients and employees at the office as a sign of appreciation. With most offices...

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    Amazon Launches Pharmacy Prescription Fulfillment Service
    By Drew Gieseke on November 19, 2020 | 3 min read time

    With the launch of Amazon Pharmacy, the digital retail giant looks to shake up yet another industry. But, how will this prescription fulfillment...

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    Tips for Benefits Education During Open Enrollment
    By Lauren Brown on November 18, 2020 | 2 min read time

    This open enrollment season, employees might have new questions on their minds as they face unprecedented health concerns due to the COVID-19...

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    IRS Announces New IRA Eligibility Income Ranges for 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on November 16, 2020 | 2 min read time

    As part of its ongoing cost-of-living adjustments, the IRS announced in early November 2020 several key updates to retirement-related savings...

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    Three Reasons Annual Employee Reviews are Ineffective Evaluations
    By Drew Gieseke on November 15, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Annual reviews are a long-used form of performance management that many companies use more out of tradition rather than strategy. Why aren't...

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    Template: Check PTO Status HR Reminder Communication
    By Drew Gieseke on November 14, 2020 | 2 min read time

    How does your company handle end-of-year time off requests? Organizations that utilize a “use it or lose it” PTO approach may find HR overwhelmed...

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    How Can Employers Address Employee Burnout?
    By Lauren Brown on November 13, 2020 | 3 min read time

    It’s no secret that 2020 has presented workforces with unique hurdles due to a global pandemic, both in their profession and personal lives....

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