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    Topic: Covid 19

    COVID-19: Five CDC-Approved Testing Strategies for Workplaces
    By Drew Gieseke on July 20, 2020 | 4 min read time

    Workplaces continue to reopen during coronavirus. Now, employers are tasked not only with resuming normal operations but also with keeping...

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    Letter Template: Rehire Laid-off Employees During COVID-19
    By Drew Gieseke on July 17, 2020 | 6 min read time

    The devastating and lingering impact of the coronavirus indicates that a full reopening of the economy may be further away than most hope. But for...

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    COVID-19: How the CARES Act Changed HSA, FSA, and HRA Requirements
    By Drew Gieseke on July 17, 2020 | 2 min read time

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was passed on March 27, 2020, allocating $2 trillion in relief for American...

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    IRS Eases Limits on Early 401(k) Withdrawal Eligibility in CARES Act
    By Drew Gieseke on July 14, 2020 | 3 min read time

    With the economy still struggling to return to normal during the coronavirus pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that...

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    How to Remotely Verify Form I-9 During Coronavirus
    By Drew Gieseke on July 9, 2020 | 3 min read time

    With remote work quickly becoming the norm across countless industries—and virtually no end in sight to the pandemic—find out what you need to...

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    Can Employers Limit Employee Travel During Coronavirus?
    By Drew Gieseke on July 8, 2020 | 3 min read time

    As offices continue to reopen during the historic coronavirus pandemic, employers are tasked with keeping their teams safe from community spread...

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    Congress Passes Five-Week Extension for Paycheck Protection Program
    By Drew Gieseke on July 6, 2020 | 2 min read time

    As reported by The New York Times, Congress recently passed an extension for small businesses and organizations to apply for Paycheck Protection...

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    What to Do if an Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus
    By Drew Gieseke on July 1, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Imagine for a second that you’ve decided to reopen your office. You’ve ensured that your team will remain six feet apart at all times, you’ve...

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    Template: How to Write a COVID-19 Return to Work Letter
    By Drew Gieseke on June 30, 2020 | 2 min read time

    As more and more municipalities welcome workers back to their respective offices, keep in mind a few tips and best practices when communicating...

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    How to Help Employees Weather the Coronavirus Pandemic
    By Drew Gieseke on June 25, 2020 | 3 min read time

    COVID-19 isn’t easy for anyone. Remote setups, financial concerns, and general uncertainty can all impact how your team feels and behaves. Find...

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