Is Your Staff Firing on All Cylinders? 6 Key HR Issues for 2021

Enduring a global pandemic may not be as traumatizing as military combat, but in both cases, the aftereffects can linger. When the smoke clears, there’s a lot of rebuilding that needs to happen to return to a state of normalcy. And as the COVID-19 pandemic...

Are Your Employees Afraid to Return to Work?

If you have employees working from home, and you want to transition them back to the workplace as the economy picks up, you may find it’s harder than you once thought. For some employees, nervousness about remaining health risks is an impediment — especially for...

PPP Application Deadline Extended in New Law

On March 30, 2021, President Biden signed legislation to extend the application period of the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through May 31, 2021. This followed a bipartisan 92-7 vote in the U.S. Senate to pass the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act...

COVID-19 Relief: Overview of the New American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The new law will provide roughly $1.9 trillion in much-needed financial relief to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and state and local governments during the pandemic....

Can Employers Require Workers to Be Vaccinated for COVID-19?

Vaccinations can be an emotionally fraught issue for some people, for various reasons, and the COVID-19 vaccines being administered today come with additional fears about potential side effects. Yet the risk of contracting COVID-19 — and spreading it — remains across...

The Status of Temporary COVID Tax Relief Measures After the New Law

Before President Trump signed the latest economic stimulus law, several temporary COVID-19-related federal tax relief measures were set to expire on December 31, 2020. This article explains the current status of eight important temporary relief measures and whether...