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Reopening for Business? Take the Right Steps

Staffing up to reopen a business can be an expensive and risky undertaking. As more state and local governments ease the restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reopening has happened and is becoming an option for…
construction companies

Construction Companies Navigate These 5 Obstacles

Although the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has walloped most U.S. businesses, how your business recovers will largely be construction-industry-specific. For example, most construction companies need to address disruptions to project…
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Furloughs/Layoffs Affecting Employee Benefit FAQs

According to a recent survey by CNBC, 22% of U.S. businesses have been forced to lay off workers or employee furloughs as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Although most employers regard these actions as a last resort, it's…
unemployment benefits

Your Unemployment Benefits Will be Taxed

The economic impact of the COVID-19 has been enormous.  Some estimates suggest over 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits as a result of this economic impact. Normally when applying for unemployment, you would be eligible…
paycheck protection program

Changes Coming to the Paycheck Protection Program

On Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate passed The House bill called the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act and sent it to President Trump, who is expected to sign it. This bill changes things on the Paycheck Protection Program. Here is a summary…
employees

Plan for Employee Safety as Employees Return to Work

Chances are, employers don't need the force of law to make them care about the health of their employees, especially during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But it's still important to know what the federal worfplace safety agency…
remote workers

Boosting the Productivity of Remote Workers

Even while conditions in some states have improved enough to allow some workers in exile to begin returning to their workplaces, life isn't likely to return to normal for a long while, thanks to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. First,…
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Can Your Business Survive/Thrive in These Trying Times?

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused difficulties for millions of businesses — from family-owned restaurants and niche manufacturers to multinational airlines and oil companies. As the economy slowly reopens across the country,…
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Still Expecting your Stimulus Payment Paper Check?

If you’re still expecting to receive a stimulus payment from the IRS in the form of a paper check, there may be a surprise coming in your mailbox soon. The U.S. Treasury Department has announced that the IRS will begin sending out four million…