COVID-19 Updates

Leaves of Absences in California; FMLA, CFRA and ADA

Thursday, December 10, 2020 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT There are quite a few laws that govern leaves of absence in California.  There is FMLA, CFRA and the ADA, not to mention FFCRA if it is granted an extension past December 31, 2020.  During this webinar we will talk…

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What is an EAP Program and How Can you Implement One?

Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT An Employee Assistance Program is an amazing benefit to offer your employees.  These types of programs boost engagement and provide resources for employees to handle personal issues like finances, coping with anxiety, depression or stress, lack of sleep or growing…

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Changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT 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…

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How Companies are Helping Working Parents During COVID-19

Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT 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…

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Onboarding Documents: I-9 Compliance and Best Practices

Thu, November 5, 2020 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT Onboarding documents are extremely important.  The I-9 is one of those documents you have to maintain and update as supporting documents expire.  In addition, this document helps organizations comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  During this…

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Going to the Polls: Voting Leave Laws and Dealing with Political Tension at Work

Thu, October 29, 2020 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT Voting laws have changed in many states.  Do you know how much time and when you must allow someone to vote? HR is dealing with, more than ever before, the country’s stark political polarization in the workplace. Discussions become much…

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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…

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How to Counteract Employee Burnout & Disengagement

How to Counteract Employee Burnout & Disengagement Last month we talked about work/life balance and how to make it work in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now we are going to take a look at what happens when employees lack work/life balance and become burned out or disengaged.  What are signs of employee burnout and…

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Harassment in the Workplace – Your Legal Requirements

Harassment in the Workplace – Your Legal Requirements Workplace harassment is not just a big or small business issue. It exists throughout all types of workplaces in the U.S. From workplace bullying to outright discrimination, it’s important to understand workplace harassment so you can avoid hostile work environments in your business. In some states, that…

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Register Here: Harassment Prevention Training

Payentry is now offering  Virtual Harassment Prevention Training that meets all state requirements for required Sexual Harassment Training.  Training will be facilitated by a live trainer and will include interactive quizzes and a certificate of completion at the end of the course.  The public training schedule is below for October – December.  Private trainings are…

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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…

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What Changed? Revised Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) forms

What changed? Revised Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) forms In the world of Human Resources, change is constant.  Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) revised Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms, resulting in extensive changes that require more specific information in notices and medical certifications. Although the use of the forms is optional, many…

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Handling Open Enrollment in a Virtual Environment

Handling Open Enrollment in a Virtual Environment What was once as simple as hosting a series of HR-department led meetings with doughnuts and carrier reps will be very different this year, especially for smaller companies with fewer resources.   How will you make sure that every employee receives the crucial information they need to make an…

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Work/Life Balance…Can it still exist?

Work/Life Balance…Can it still exist? In March of 2020, millions of employees across the US started working from home or lost their jobs and “work/life balance” became “work/home/life imbalance.”  While the flexibility of working from home is a nice benefit, there are some negative side effects to our “new normal.”  If employers do not continue…

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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…

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An Executive Order to Provide Assistance to Employees During Pandemic

On Saturday, August 8, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Orders that extended assistance to many Americans impacted by the Coronavirus. President Trump directed the Treasury Department to allow deferral of the 6.2% Social Security tax on wages for employees making less than $104,000 a year. That suspension would last from September 1 through December 31,…

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Recruiting During a Pandemic and the New Normal

Recruiting During a Pandemic and the New Normal It is an understatement to say that times have changed. Many companies are hiring now to replace those lost during downsizing and some are expanding. New industries created by the pandemic are ramping up. How do you attract candidates with social distancing and virtual workplaces? After this…

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Updating Your Employee Handbook for 2020

Updating Your Employee Handbook for 2020 An employee handbook serves as an important communication tool between an employer and its employees. It is also a valuable resource for an employer as it sets workplace standards that guide employee behavior and performance expectations. In this session, we will share an overview of the key policies that…

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A Refresher Course on Mandated Leaves Under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA)

A Refresher Course on Mandated Leaves Under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) Do you remember the rules for FFCRA emergency leaves for sick and childcare? The Department of Labor is now assessing penalties for employers who do not comply. Need a refresher class on this law that impacts every employer with fewer than…

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The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020: Revised Rules Surrounding PPP Loan Forgiveness

The recently passed Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 will amend key provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program related to PPP Loan Forgiveness and supersede some of the rules and guidelines that were put in place following the CARES Act. This session will go over the changes and new exceptions allowed under the law.…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Legislation

Our Sr. VP of HR Services, Cathy Graham, shares information about the recently passed bill, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act legislation, that will impact businesses across the country. We will be sharing the details of the new legislation regarding the emergency FMLA leave, paid sick leave and unemployment insurance stabilization. Watch Here Was this…

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The New CARES Act – A Stimulus Package Unlike Any Other

On Friday afternoon, March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed the House of Representatives by a voice vote and was signed by the President on the same day. This video will help you understand the benefits that will now be available to help individuals and businesses through this critical time. Watch…

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Litigation Against Employers During COVID-19

Litigation Against Employers During COVID-19 Since early 2020, the long list of COVID-19 related issues that employers have been required to navigate a complex web of new and existing laws and regulations implicated by the pandemic. On top of this, companies are now faced with a growing list of COVID-19–related employment litigation. After watching this…

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Social Media Posts During Tough Times

  Social Media Posts During Tough Times In today’s social media world, strong comments are often inflammatory, offensive, derogatory and, sometimes, racist. What are your rights as an employer to address or even to take action against an employee involved in posting this type of comment or making derogatory remarks against your company? After watching…

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New OSHA Poster for your workplace

New OSHA Poster for your workplace The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new poster listing steps all workplaces can take to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus. The poster highlights 10 infection prevention measures every employer can implement to protect workers’ safety and health during the…

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COVID-19: Electronically Share This Poster with Employees

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Notice/Poster Now Available  As promised, the Department of Labor has released the notice/poster that employers should use to notify each employee of their rights under this new law.  This notice should be given to all of your employees including full-time, part-time and temporary.    The Department of Labor’s website ( https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions ) provides additional…

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