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How to Write Job Descriptions that Protect Your Business

July 20, 2020

Job Descriptions: What They Are, Why You Need Them, and How to Write Good Ones. Job descriptions are often the last item on your business’ lengthy HR to-do list. However, quality job descriptions are an essential tool when it comes to setting expectations with employees, measuring their performance, and most importantly, managing your employees’ understanding…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ

July 17, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was the first piece of emergency legislation passed by the federal government in response to the present outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19.  The FFCRA requires employers to provide eligible employees with up to two weeks of paid sick leave and up to ten weeks…

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Now’s Your Chance to Hire Your Dream Team

July 17, 2020

Employees Refusing to Return to Work? Now’s Your Chance to Build Your Dream Team. When the coronavirus pandemic crossed the border into the United States, it sent a shock wave through our nation’s business sector. Storefronts and practices were shuttered and employees were sent home to wait out the storm, though nobody knew how long…

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Timekeeping Has Never Been More Important for Your Business

June 22, 2020

CEDR’s PTO & Time Tracking System Keeps Your  Business On-Track, Post-Pandemic — Try It Free!   As you look to reopen your business, it’s important to make sure that your timekeeping system is capable of tracking situations that are more complicated — and more immediately pertinent to your office’s financial needs — than ever before….

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CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program Loans

June 4, 2020

CARES Act: SBA Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program Legislation aimed at expanded criteria for the use of PPP Loans under the CARES Act, called the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, was signed into law by the President on June 5, 2020. This update to the PPP program makes it easier for businesses…

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New York Emergency Sick Leave

June 4, 2020

New York Emergency Sick Leave Effective March 18, 2020, all New York employers are required to provide emergency sick leave to employees under state law.  Effective 4/1/2020, all New York employers are required to provide emergency paid sick leave under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Employers in New York City and Westchester County…

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When Your Employee Prefers Unemployment to Work

May 27, 2020

So, Your Employee Wants to Stay on Unemployment. The COVID-19 crisis has stretched on for more than two months and entrepreneurs across America are now looking to reopen their businesses — and the economy, in general. Of course, the first piece of that equation involves recalling your employees who have been temporarily furloughed or laid off….

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How to Reopen Your Business After Coronavirus

April 29, 2020

How to Reopen Your Business After Coronavirus Reopening and getting your team back to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic will mean taking a few important steps. Check out our new guide to see how.

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Unemployment Eligibility Expanded Under CARES Act

April 7, 2020

Unemployment Eligibility Expanded Drastically Under the CARES Act   The federal government has passed the ‘third phase’ of emergency legislation, called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), in response to the present outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19.  You can read the law in its entirety here, but we’re providing general guidance and answering…

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Practical Guidance for Employers Handling the Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

Practical Guidance for Employers Handling the Coronavirus We know there is a lot of information (and misinformation) out there about the coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, and how to handle it in the workplace. Our goal is to provide you with guidance on how to handle this as an employer — practical solutions for the impact…