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COVID-19 and Employer Liability: Is Your Company at Risk?

Are U.S. employers about to face a shockwave of litigation from workers and/or customers who have been exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus through their business? Specifically, if an infected but asymptomatic employee comes to work and infects colleagues or customers, can the newly infected individuals hold the employer liable? This risk is serious. Infections tend[…]

Payroll Recordkeeping 101

As one of the most essential and universal employment-related activities, payroll produces a significant amount of documentation, records, and forms. What do employers need to do with this information? Here are the basics of payroll recordkeeping. What payroll records need to be stored? In general, any documentation that relates to payroll calculations or processing will[…]

Employers Should Prepare for Autumn and Winter Now: Risk Assessment

In normal years, fall is flu and cold season. Beginning around October, fall and winter conditions tend to facilitate the spread of contagious illnesses. That’s because more people spend more time indoors, and diseases like the flu also seem to favor the cool, dry conditions of winter. This fall is not going to be like[…]

Recruitment and Hiring in the Age of the Coronavirus

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has upended business operations worldwide, with employers facing unprecedented changes in the workplace (e.g., widespread working from home initiatives). COVID-19 has also caused a host of questions and concerns for employers uncertain how the pandemic should change their behaviors. Staffing, for example, has become a complex question. How is COVID-19 affecting[…]

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It’s Time to Update Your Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies

Between the nationwide protests against racial inequality, the recent Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, and the small matter of a massive pandemic turning American workplaces upside down, employers have had to navigate a great deal of upheaval in a short period of time. One of the consequences of all this:[…]

Title VII Compliance After the Recent Landmark Supreme Court Ruling

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a surprise decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga. that federal law protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In essence, the court found that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity cannot be divorced from discrimination based on sex, which is[…]

Tax Reminder: What Small Businesses Need to Know About the July 15 Tax Deadline and After

April 15 has been Tax Day in the United States since 1955, varying only if the 15th falls on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Even then, it only ever gets extended to April 18 at most. But 2020 is certainly not like most years. This year, the Internal Revenue Service significantly extended tax deadlines in[…]

An Overview of COVID-19 Relief Programs Enacted by the U.S. Government

In just a matter of months, the U.S. federal government has passed trillions of dollars’ worth of relief packages aimed at helping citizens and businesses to better navigate the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. So much has happened so fast, in fact, that it can be confusing and frustrating trying to keep up. Here’s a[…]

How to Manage a Suddenly, Newly Remote Workforce: A Guide for Bosses

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has completely upended the American workplace. More than three-quarters of Americans find themselves under some form of stay-at-home, shelter-in-place lockdown order; and businesses nationwide are being roiled by the “economic shock” of the coronavirus. And everyone is wondering: what do we do now? The question may be even more pressing for[…]

3 Issues That Could Cause Your Background Checks to Backfire

Background checks are nearly universal, with 96% of employers conducting some form of background screening, according to a survey by HR.com and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). They’re a valuable way to mitigate the risk of bad hires. They’re also tricky territory. Employers must navigate host of obstacles and challenges when conducting[…]

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