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    Mental Health: Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
    By Travis Frady on April 23, 2020 | 3 min read time

        With the added stress on employers and employees during this challenging time, employee assistance programs (or EAPs) are more valuable...

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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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    Difficult Decisions: How to Implement a Fair Pay Cut
    By Travis Frady on April 20, 2020 | 5 min read time

        If you’re like most of the small and medium businesses being impacted by COVID-19, you probably have some anxiety about how to handle the...

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    Working Remotely: Daily Stand-Up Meetings
    By Travis Frady on April 16, 2020 | 4 min read time

    This whole transition to working remotely has caused so many of us to come up with new ways to apply structure to our days. At BerniePortal, one...

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    Culture in the Time of Coronavirus
    By Travis Frady on April 10, 2020 | 6 min read time

    How do you maintain your company culture when everyone is working remote? The new norms for company culture that will keep your business going and...

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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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