Things are looking up for employees and employers alike as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. However, there is a question as to whether an employer can make it mandatory for employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This simple answer is yes; they can.
How Should Businesses Respond If Employees Refuse To Come Back To Work?
Employers are experiencing some difficulty bringing their staff back into the workplace, as some employees refuse to come back into the workplace due to concern for their health and risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Why Borrowers Shouldn’t Rush Their PPP Forgiveness Applications and How To Prepare
Businesses who received PPP loans under the CARES Act are questioning if and how they will qualify for PPP loan forgiveness. Some organizations and business owners may feel uneasy when applying for forgiveness. So, we thought we would share five factors that are affecting the forgiveness application process and how you can prepare.
Steps to Reopen Your Business and Reduce Exposure to COVID-19
Every employer can take steps to reduce the risk of their employees’ exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. OSHA has provided guidance on preparing workplaces for reopening.
6 Tips on Engaging Employees During Uncertain Times
As we continue to move through uncharted territory, we wanted to provide you with some insights on how to communicate with your employees and tips on keeping them engaged during this unique time.
A Helping Hand In Uncertain Times
With everyone facing disruption and uncertainty as a result of COVID-19, we wanted to reach out to our clients and partners with an update. Additionally, to make sure we are doing all we can to help you and your employees, we are offering FREE telemedicine services through MDLIVE to all our clients, employees, and their family members.
How Inclement Weather Can Affect Employment Laws
When a hurricane, earthquake, flood, fire, winter storm or other emergencies occur, numerous employment laws are implicated, including the federal law discussed below. Fair Labor Standards Act: Reduction of Pay and Work Hours Nonexempt employees: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay nonexempt employees only for hours that the employees have actually worked. Therefore,
DOL Exemption Threshold Increase Goes Into Effect January 1, 2020
US Department of Labor announced on 9/24/19 a finalized rule increasing the earnings threshold necessary for employees to qualify as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.
Common PEO Misconception Explained
PEO can be an option for your clients. DecisionHR is a full-service human resource outsourcing company.
Unemployment Tip: Mutual Separations and Separation Agreements
Unemployment benefits. We recently wrote a blog with some basic information about how it works, who decides if an individual will receive unemployment benefits and who pays for unemployment. You can read that here for a quick recap. In some cases, when an employee is separated from employment, the separation will be considered a “mutual