Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance

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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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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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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Remote Work Checklist for Employers

March 9, 2020

Before You Let Your Employees Work Remote In light of growing concerns surrounding coronavirus, many businesses are wondering if they will be faced with a decision to send employees home and/or close their doors for a period of time.  One popular idea to address these concerns is to offer remote work (or ‘telework’) options. If you…


California Coronavirus Update: EDD’s Available Resources and Benefits

March 9, 2020

California Guidance Update: EDD’s Available Coronavirus Resources and Benefits The government in California has been taking a lot of steps in response to the coronavirus outbreak, including the Governor declaring a State of Emergency. In some excellent news, the government is providing guidance to employers on what resources will be made available if employees are…

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Employee Smoking & Your Rights as an Employer

February 21, 2020

Employee Smoking & Your Options as an Employer There are plenty of reasons that drive employers to limit or ban smoking at the workplace. It can upset customers, patients, and coworkers when employees smell like smoke. It often upsets other employees when smokers seem to get extra breaks to support their habit. And, frankly, employees…