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    Topic: Covid 19

    President Biden Announces Federal Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | September 13, 2021

    As the US averages 145,000 new COVID cases and 1,600 deaths per day due to the contagious Delta variant, the federal government has recently taken...

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    IRS Issues Q3 and Q4 Employee Retention Credit Guidance
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | August 31, 2021

    The Employee Retention Credit is one provision of early COVID stimulus that has been extended and expanded as the pandemic has evolved. Recently, the...

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    IRS Expands ARPA Paid-Leave Tax Credit to Incentivize More Vaccination
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | August 26, 2021

    As Delta variant cases continue to rise, many employers are already considering policies to encourage COVID vaccination among their employees....

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    OSHA Updates COVID Workplace Guidance in Response to Delta Spread
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | August 20, 2021

    The highly contagious Delta variant has disrupted the plans of many employers. In response to this evolving COVID threat, the Occupational Safety and...

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    Unvaccinated Employees Could Face Insurance Surcharges
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 13, 2021

      Employees who do not receive the COVID-19 vaccine could face an increase in their health insurance costs, according to Forbes and the National Law...

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    5 Steps to Prepare for a Hybrid Open Enrollment 2022
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | August 11, 2021

    Now is a great time to start planning for open enrollment season as Q4 quickly approaches. Whether you’re fully in-person, fully remote, or a hybrid...

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    What Should Employers Know About COVID Long-Haulers and the ADA?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 10, 2021

    Some individuals are still experiencing post-COVID symptoms long after recovering from the virus, widely referred to as “long-haul COVID.” While...

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    Updated: Mandatory Vaccination and Other Employer Policies, with Email Template
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | July 29, 2021

    In response to the evolving threat of the Delta variant of COVID-19, employers may want to consider a few different approaches in response. These...

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    New CDC Mask Guidelines Recommend Indoor Use for Vaccinated People
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | July 27, 2021

    In a dramatic shift from previous guidance, the CDC announced July 27, 2021, that some vaccinated people should wear masks indoors to protect against...

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    Restaurant Revitalization Fund: ENTRÉE Act May Add $60 Billion in Relief
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | July 23, 2021

    Thousands of restaurants across the country continue to struggle with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. And while the federal...

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