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    Topic: Covid 19

    COVID-19: New Coronavirus Relief Package Signed Into Law
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | December 28, 2020

    More pandemic relief is officially on the way. On Dec. 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed a new, $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package....

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    COVID-19: Congress Passes New $900 Billion Economic Relief Package
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | December 21, 2020

    After nearly a full year of start-and-stop negotiations, Congress passed a new economic stimulus bill to help provide relief to Americans hurt by the...

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    EEOC Releases Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccinations
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | December 18, 2020

    With the first batches of the long-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine being distributed across the U.S., the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

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    How Financial Strain From COVID-19 May Delay Employee Retirements
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | December 17, 2020

    While new coronavirus vaccines are being distributed throughout the American healthcare system, COVID-19 fallout is just beginning for employers. A...

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    IRS Increases PCORI Fee for Insurers, Self-Insured Health Plan Sponsors
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | December 15, 2020

    In late November 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-84, which announced an increase in fees that insurers and self-insured health plan sponsors pay to...

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    How Can Employers Clarify Sick Leave Options for Employees?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | December 11, 2020

    With remote work and COVID-19 blurring the lines of how employees judge whether or not to use their sick days, it’s important for employers to stay...

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    Reduced Quarantine Guidelines: What Employers Should Know
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | December 9, 2020

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released reduced guidelines for how long people should quarantine depending...

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    Template: Communicating a COVID-19 Exposure in the Workplace
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | December 4, 2020

    While many workforces remain working from home, some companies will start making plans to return to the office with talk about a possible COVID-19...

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    IRS Issues Additional Guidance on PPP Loan Expenses Deductibility
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | December 3, 2020

    In November 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS released guidance that clarified the tax treatment of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan...

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    What is the Proposed Work-From-Home Tax?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | November 25, 2020

    With employees forced to work from home in early March, there was no choice other than to quickly adapt to the new normal. Months later, as cases...

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