Tag Archives: HR Management & Consulting

Remote Work is Here to Stay…Is Your Business Prepared?

HR Works recently conducted a survey to collect information on what changes employers are making given the current legislative landscape related to leave policies and remote work arrangements during and beyond the pandemic. While our survey results suggested that the key business driver for the decision on remote work for most employers was compliance with […]

CDC & NY DOH Issues Updated Guidance to Reduce Quarantine

Updated CDC Guidance On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its COVID-19 guidance by suggesting quarantine periods shorter than 14 days. The CDC offers the following options as acceptable alternatives to shorten quarantine: Quarantine can end after 10 days without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily […]

IRS Adds and Updates FAQs on FFCRA Tax Credits

The IRS has added and updated more than 80 answers to questions in its series of FAQs on “COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses.” The changes affect questions in all 13 of the subtopics covered by the FAQs. Refundable tax credits are available to businesses for employee paid […]

Stimulus Bill Impacts Three Key Employment-Related Matters

Extension of FFCRA Tax Credits but No Leave Mandate The Appropriations Bill (Bill), signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 27, 2020, does not extend the emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and expanded family and medical leave (EFMLA) mandates created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). These leave requirements expired on […]

Remote Learning Likely to Continue into 2021 – What to Consider Now for Employees with Children

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020. And, with no word at this time as to whether the provisions will be extended, this means that employees may lose job protected paid leave. The loss of leave for certain COVID-19 related situations including leave to care for […]

How to Show Gratitude to Your Employees During the Holidays

Every year during the holidays, you reach out to your employees, wish them well as they celebrate, and thank them for their contributions during the year. In 2020, gratitude has taken on a whole new meaning. Just as you have throughout the coronavirus pandemic, approach the holiday season with genuine caring and compassion – and […]

Thankful, Even During a Pandemic

2020 has been a challenging year, to say the least! We all have been required to pivot both personally and professionally. There have been some difficulties including low moods, disappointments and heartache for those we know who have been deeply affected by COVID-19. In challenging times, how we decide to relate to these difficulties is […]

Promote Your Employer Brand to Attract and Retain Employees

A brand is a clear, recognizable mark that sets a product or service apart and gives it its own, unique identity. Today’s world is teeming with such markers. In the face of all the clutter, how can you make your employer brand stand out in a way that immediately attracts top talent – and keeps […]

Focus on Culture & Engagement to Give Your Company a Competitive Edge

Building a successful business all boils down to keeping your customers happy. This is your primary mission – and it starts within your organization, with the people who work for you each day – whether they’re back in the office or working remotely. Your employees are your most valuable customers and their engagement – or […]

Boosting Morale: Never More Important than in Summer 2020

It can often be challenging to keep employees engaged during the summer when people are chomping at the bit to get outside, take a breather, or enjoy longer days with family and friends. But this year?! The season takes the phrase, “I really need a break” to entirely new levels. Throughout the U.S. and around […]