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Congress Approves Additional PPP Flexibility
The Senate and the House of Representatives have reached an agreement on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020. Once signed into law, this will provide several provisions designed to grant more leeway to PPP loan recipients, including relaxing restrictions on loan forgiveness. Administered through the Small Business Administration, the PPP helps ensure […]
Unemployment Fraud: Staying Aware and Mitigating Risk
Recently, employers have seen a significant increase in the filing of fraudulent unemployment claims. This includes cases where applicants use another person’s information to apply for benefits in his or her name – people who, in many cases, were never employed or are still employed by a given company. Part of the reason for the […]
IRS Eases Restrictions on Midyear Employee Health Plan Changes
In response to recent events, the Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance on relaxed restrictions for midyear employee health plan changes, giving employers the choice to open certain plan choices. The new guidance applies to “cafeteria plans” under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code – that is, employer-sponsored health coverage, health flexible spending arrangements […]
3 Principles of Leadership for 2020 and Beyond
As organizations around the country pursue change-management initiatives, it pays to stay focused on leadership. For a better understanding of the subject, we sat down with two experts in the field: Henry Cloud, leadership expert and author of The Power of the Other, and Jess Melo, executive vice president of sales training at Paycom. Here’s […]
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DHS Temporarily Loosens Key I-9 Verification Requirements
This blog post was originally published on April 2, 2020. On May 14, DHS extended remote document inspection for another 30 days. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has temporarily eased key physical inspection requirements pertaining to the Form I-9, or Employee Eligibility Verification. In short, employers with workers “taking physical proximity precautions due to […]
Foster Business Continuity and Resilience With Peer-to-Peer Learning
Your employees hold vital institutional knowledge – about company culture, norms, processes and more – and this critical knowledge differentiates your organization. Without it, your company is less able to achieve intended outcomes. One way to ensure business continuity and sustainable performance is by implementing peer-to-peer learning. This preserves institutional knowledge and can increase the […]
HR Pros in Their Own Words: Tech and the Employee Experience
How do you know which HR tech can actually help you eliminate costly processes companywide? The answer naturally involves increased efficiencies and profit margins, but it should also include the employees on whom successful operation depends. Not just HR employees, either, but every individual your company employs. Their experience with your organization begins with their […]
Why Now Is the Time for Change
In a healthy economic environment, how efficiently a business runs affects revenue and waste. But when the economy is down, efficiency will make or break your business. Now is the time when thinking fast on your feet and adapting quickly matters the most. It’s also the time when your people need you the most. Ask […]
3 Resources for Successful Change Management
Change is often challenging, whether it’s planned or not. But when you need to make changes in your organization and its practices, communication is critical. It’s the difference between confused employees who aren’t clear on their role in moving the company forward, and motivated employees who rise to the challenge. Understanding change management can feel […]
3 Benefits When Employees Manage Their Own HR Information
According to Statista, the average internet user aged 18-32 spends approximately 7.43 hours online daily. And they’re not alone! For years, instead of going to the mall to purchase new clothing, waiting on your bank statement to be delivered to your mailbox or driving to the movies to see the latest hit, it’s become normal […]
Senate Approves Additional $321 Billion for SBA Paycheck Protection Program
Update: This blog post was originally published on April 21, 2020. On April 24, President Trump approved $321 billion in additional funding for small businesses. This is part of $484 billion allocated in that legislation, intended to bolster the American economy at this time. More federal funds may soon be on their way to small businesses throughout the country. […]
Update: Special ACA Enrollment Periods
Some states are offering special open enrollment periods for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage due to current events. In March, the Trump administration considered a special enrollment period (SEP) to allow more people to sign up for coverage under the ACA, but later decided against an across-the-board reopening of enrollment. The official open enrollment period […]