While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still recommends a 14-day quarantine as the best way to reduce
COVID-19 Workplace Resources
We realize our clients have many questions on how to manage their workplace as the world deals with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This global pandemic has changed the landscape of how we conduct business, and we know this has made a direct impact on many of our clients. The following information addresses many of these concerns. As always, contact us for information specific to your needs.
On August 8th, President Trump signed an Executive Order to defer payroll tax obligations in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This Executive Order directs the Treasury Department to defer the collection of the employee portion of Social Security FICA taxes from September 1st through the end of 2020.
As states begin to lift stay-at-home orders, businesses are taking steps to return to a normal schedule and pattern of employment. While some employees welcome this opportunity, some employees will refuse to return to work, particularly if they are making more money through the coronavirus stimulus bill that currently provides an extra $600.00 per week paid by the federal government through July 31, plus expanded state unemployment benefits for up to 39 weeks.
HR Compliance during a crisis does bring with it many new concerns for employers. Employee safety and well-being, of course, remain on top of the list, and the COVID-19 pandemic has altered how companies go about managing their workplace.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.