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    Topic: Covid 19

    Why Employers Shouldn’t Ask Employees if they Got a COVID-19 Vaccine
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | May 26, 2021

    Coronavirus compliance is complex. As more and more employers contemplate returning to the office, HR teams might struggle with a particularly...

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    What Childcare Issues Do Employees Face and How Can Employers Help?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | May 11, 2021

    The coronavirus pandemic uprooted working families’ routines, with parents working from home, schools moving to remote learning, and daycare...

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    2021 Dependent Care FSA Limit Increase Details
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | April 21, 2021

    The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 introduced multiple provisions to provide assistance to organizations and individuals who have been impacted by...

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    Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications Open May 3: How to Apply
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | April 20, 2021

    The latest COVID-19 stimulus bill includes a separate relief fund called the RESTAURANTS Act, which sets aside approximately $28 billion for a Small...

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    PPP Loan Application Deadline Extended with New 2021 Law
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | April 6, 2021

    On March 31, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the PPP Extension Act of 2021, which adjusts the deadline for first- and second-draw Paycheck...

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    Can Employers Require Employees to Provide Proof of COVID-19 Vaccinations?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | March 31, 2021

    According to the CDC’s COVID-19 Data Tracker, nearly 146 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered in the United States as of...

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    Defined: ADA Compliance and How it Relates to COVID-19
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | March 31, 2021

    With vaccinations becoming more available across the United States in the coming weeks, workplaces might be gearing up to return to the office...

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    COVID-19: New, Updated Guidelines for FFCRA Leave Requirements
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | March 29, 2021

    Now that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has been law for more than a year, a recent COVID-19 stimulus package updated several...

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    Child Tax Credit 2021: Qualifications, Phase-outs, and More Stimulus Updates
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | March 23, 2021

    Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) in early March 2021, implementing dozens of changes to the U.S. economy. Among these...

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    COVID: Congress Passes New, $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | March 10, 2021

    On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Congress passed new legislation dedicated to providing relief to Americans and industries during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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