Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ

December 29, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ Update: December 29, 2020 Paid leave under FFCRA was originally scheduled to expire December 31, 2020. As part of the end of year stimulus package, the federal government extended the FFCRA tax credit. Therefore, effective January 1, 2021, employers are no longer required to provide FFCRA. However,…

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Can I Require My Employees to Get Vaccinated?

December 29, 2020

Can I Make Vaccines Mandatory for My Employees? Note: This blog has been updated based on EEOC guidance on COVID vaccines. In brief, the agency has indicated that you are able to administer vaccines at the workplace, ask for proof of vaccination, and even mandate vaccines. However, there is substantial risk in mandating vaccinations, and…

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Setting Overtime Exemption and Bonuses for Office Managers

December 21, 2020

Office Managers: Overtime Exemption and Bonuses   I wanted to share a couple of insights about Office Managers (OMs) when it comes to salary and bonus structures. The first part of this perspective is all about HR compliance. The second offers up a number of components that you should keep in mind before implementing a…

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Best Time and Attendance Tracking Software

December 2, 2020

From Our CEO: This Timekeeping Software Will Save You Money (Seriously)     This post is a little bit different than my usual HR advice, but I recently opened up access to another piece of software inside our free HR VaultⓇ — our secure employee management and document storage and sharing software — and I…

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HR 2021: Employment Law Predictions and Insights for the Coming Year

November 25, 2020

HR 2021: A Preview of Pending Employment Laws and a Look Back at 2020     Let’s just call it what it is: 2020 has been an absolute dumpster fire of a year. And for employers across the U.S., the potent cocktail of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic mixed with near-constant political unrest has manifested itself…

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How to Handle the End-of-Year Bonus in 2020

November 18, 2020

What Should I Do About End-of-Year Bonuses in 2020?   The end-of-year bonus is yet another annual tradition that is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  While some lucky businesses have done better than ever this year, many (if not most) have experienced a year fraught with closures, cancellations, scheduling nightmares, and unexpected expenditures.   In…

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HRAs Make It Easy to Provide Tax-Free Health Benefits to Your Employees

November 2, 2020

Open Enrollment for HRAs is Coming: Huge News on the Employer Health Insurance Front! This legislation is changing the way that employers provide health benefits to their employees, tax-free. Watch the video to see Take Command Health Director of Business Development, Kyle Estep, explain how it all works.   We couldn’t be more excited for…

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Politics in the Workplace: Managing to Prevent Political Tension at Work

October 20, 2020

Politics in the Workplace: Managing to Prevent Political Tension at Work   Politics. For generations, it was a dirty word when it came to conversations that were appropriate to have in the workplace. But, as politicians become increasingly divisive and the nation becomes increasingly split along party lines, political considerations are creeping into every aspect…

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California and San Francisco Enact New COVID Laws and Protections

September 22, 2020

California COVID-19 Laws and Protections  Heads up, California employers: there is a new statewide COVID-19 sick leave law you need to be aware of, and San Francisco employers are now subject to an extremely strict anti-retaliation law.    Related: FFCRA Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules Updated   California Sick Leave Law  California passed a new…

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FFCRA Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules Updated

September 17, 2020

Updated FFCRA Rules: Limits Placed on Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules  The Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it has updated its rules regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The new rules go into effect on September 16, 2020.   The update occurred in response to an August 2020 decision by a federal district…