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    Topic: Covid 19

    IRS Issues Employer Guidance for New Payroll Tax Deferral
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | August 31, 2020

    In early August 2020, President Trump signed executive orders to provide aid during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Among the orders was a payroll...

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    COVID-19: Is Business Travel Safe Right Now?
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | August 28, 2020

    Domestic business travel continues to rise as cities slowly reopen to visitors. But with the pandemic still impacting communities in all 50 states,...

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    Template: How to Communicate New COVID-19 Screening App Policies
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | August 24, 2020

    COVID-19 symptom screener apps and platforms provide an extra layer of defense for HR to keep employees safe. When incorporated into a comprehensive ...

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    UPDATED: 7 Things to Know About FFCRA Coronavirus Notice Compliance
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | August 19, 2020

    With its passage in spring 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) attempted to ease the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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    What to Know About New FMLA Forms Issued by DOL
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | August 18, 2020

    Released in July 2020, new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms make it easier for employers, employees, leave administrators, and healthcare...

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    COVID-19: Are Mask Policies Legal, and Should They Be Mandatory?
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | August 18, 2020

    Employers have faced countless legal questions since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Layoffs, remote work, employee travel, and more all became...

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    What Long-term Changes Should HR Anticipate After COVID-19?
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | August 13, 2020

    COVID-19 changed everything. Employers and HR teams were tasked with managing a workforce during a pandemic, from social distancing and remote work...

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    COVID-19: What’s the Latest on a New Relief Package, Executive Orders?
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | August 11, 2020

    Congress continues to debate on the next wave of COVID-19 relief funding. Until an agreement is reached, millions of Americans and thousands of...

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    Is Telework a Reasonable Accommodation During COVID-19?
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | August 10, 2020

    More and more teams are returning to the workplace. Yet with COVID-19 still spreading across the country, employees may request telework as a...

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    COVID-19: Do Symptom Screening Apps Help Keep Workplaces Safe?
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | August 4, 2020

    Offices and worksites continue to steadily reopen during the coronavirus crisis, even as case numbers rise throughout most of the country. For...

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