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► Effective Restrictive Covenants Are Harder Than Ever to Draft

November 25, 2020

If you are considering asking employees to sign a confidentiality or nonsolicitation agreement, have you carefully considered just what you’re trying to protect? Before creating an agreement with postemployment restrictions, you must understand what you’re seeking to cover and keep ...

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► Mental Health Resources for Employees

November 23, 2020

COVID, protests, and the general craziness of 2020 are turning the business world upside down. With all of the chaos and resulting business impacts, it’s easy to lose sight of the impacts of that chaos on employee mental health and well-being. This is particularly true with roughly ...

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► CDC Redefines "Close Contact" for COVID-19 Purposes

November 20, 2020

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has informed the public that “close contact” with infected persons poses a high risk of contracting the virus. The agency recently updated its guidance on exactly what close proximity ...

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► Tips for Reimbursing Employees' Remote Work Costs

November 18, 2020

New questions and considerations continue to arise because large portions of the workforce are working remotely. It’s a good time to review what telework costs are reimbursable. As you’ll see, the rules can vary widely by state. Workers Scattered Across Many States Working ...

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► Look for Change in Tone on Immigration, Foreign Workers Under Biden

November 16, 2020

Joe Biden faces a long list of priorities for a new administration—COVID-19, the economy, racial justice, climate change, and more. Immigration and foreign worker visas may not top the list of the most immediate concerns, but they are entwined in many of the issues the ...

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► IRS, SSA Adjust Benefits Thresholds for 2021

November 11, 2020

Employees will be able to contribute up to $2,750 to a health flexible spending account (FSA) in 2021, the same as in 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in Revenue Procedure 2020-45 . However, changes were made to certain other benefits thresholds and limits. The IRS is ...

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► Employers Exploring the Changes a Biden Administration Will Bring

November 10, 2020

Now that the presidential race has been called for Joe Biden, employers are studying the impact a new administration will have on policies affecting the workplace. The COVID-19 response, the economy, health care, a change in direction at federal agencies—those issues and so much more are on ...

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► Employers Looking for Answers as Presidential Election Winds Down

November 2, 2020

Finally, the votes are being counted. Election Day closes a process that has seen voters across the country casting early or mail-in ballots for weeks now. Without a crystal ball, employers can’t know what they will face in the next 4 years, but a look at both candidates, President ...

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► CDC Issues Guidance on Isolation, Precautions for COVID-19

October 27, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidance titled “Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19.” The guidance is noteworthy for employers. Previously, the CDC had generally indicated that individuals could potentially ...

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► Cyberwarfare in the Workplace: HR on the Front Lines

October 26, 2020

If you thought cybersecurity was only IT's responsibility, think again. Some of the biggest security threats are from hackers who purpose-fully target a company's employees and trick them into divulging information or granting access to confidential information. Other threats result from ...

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