Second Stimulus Bill Passes – What’s Included?

Second Stimulus Bill Passes – What’s Included? After an extended week of negotiations, Congressional Democrat and Republican leaders and the President came to an agreement on the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. Included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act includes another round of COVID-19 stimulus funding and further relief for taxpayers affected by the COVID-19…

Answers to Your Questions about Requiring Vaccinations in the Workplace

Answers to Your Questions about Requiring Vaccinations in the Workplace Now that COVID-19 vaccines are becoming available, employers are asking if they can require employees to get vaccinated, and what they can do if workers refuse. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)recently produced new guidance that answers some workplace vaccination questions. Join us for this…

State Update Mini-Series: California Updates 2021

Welcome to our State Updates Mini-Series to get you prepared for 2021! This session will cover all the laws and updates changing in California effective at the start of 2021 outlined below: Minimum Wage Increase SB 1159 – COVID-19 & Worker’s Comp AB 685 – Mandated COVID-19 Reporting AB 2017 – Paid Sick Leave Designation…

Changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Without an extension, the end of the leaves allowed under FFCRA is right around the corner (12/31/2020).  Regardless, there is still time for employees to apply for the leaves that are allowed for COVID-19.  Over the last few weeks, some of the rules surrounding the leaves…

How Companies are Helping Working Parents During COVID-19

How Companies are Helping Working Parents During COVID-19 Schools are back in session….or are they? Parents are dealing with numerous issues when it comes to kids going back to school. It is not uncommon right now for schools to require virtual education several days a week instead of full-time onsite. So, how do working parents…

Flu & Allergy Season During COVID; Best Practice and How to Differentiate

Flu & Allergy Season During COVID; Best Practices and How to Differentiate By now you are all experts on washing your hands, sanitizing the office and maintaining your distance.  But with flu and allergy season around the corner we want to make sure that you can tell the difference and avoid unnecessary panic in the…

What Businesses Need to Know About the SECURE Act

What Businesses Need to Know About the Secure Act The IRS has finally issued guidance that answers numerous questions about how employers should implement the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, signed into law last December. The intent of the SECURE Act is to expand retirement plan coverage for U.S. workers. On…

Employee Social Security Tax Deferral Executive Order Guidance

  Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral Program August 8, 2020, President Trump issued an executive memorandum allowing for the deferral of the withholding and employer remittance of the employee share of Social Security tax (6.2% of wages) effective September 1 through December 31, 2020. The deferral is calculated each payroll period and is only available…

The President’s Recent Executive Orders – How do they impact your business?

The President’s Recent Executive Orders – How do they impact your business? On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed a series of executive memorandums and an executive order to address issues left unresolved by the congressional failure to agree on additional bipartisan stimulus legislation. While three of the executive actions are not tax-related — addressing…