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06Sep 22

General Updates 9/6/2022

We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. There is significant news out of D.C. today from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB is proposing a rule regarding the determination of who is a joint employer. This rule is not yet defined and our team is awaiting on additional resources to break down this information into layman’s terms. Based on the information we do have, it looks to qualify temporary hires as part of any collective Union…

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05Aug 22

General Updates 8/5/2022

Happy Friday! There is not a lot going on in the HR world right now, but we wanted to make sure you were aware of the latest in Congress particularly with midterm elections around the corner. Last week, Senator Joe Manchin (D-VA) announced an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-NY) on a series of tax and spending proposals. These proposals include a focus on drug pricing, climate, and tax loopholes. You can find a general summary on…

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26Jul 22

General Updates 7/26/2022

EEOC UpdatesThere are lots of important subjects we’d like to update you on. First and foremost, the EEOC has updated its guidance on “COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws”. The update comes in the form of an update to several questions in the Q&A section, including a question about administering COVID-19 viral tests in the workplace. We’ve included a brief summary for convenience below: Employers “will need to assess whether current pandemic circumstances and individual…

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30Jun 22

General Updates 6/30/2022

I would first like to apologize for such an extended period of time in between blog posts. It has been a very hectic few months and culminated by our son getting married last weekend. We are very proud of the new Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence. There is a great deal happening in the HR world, and we would like to share a few important items. Most noteworthy, we wanted to share a few sources discussing how the recent Supreme Court…

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22Apr 22

General Updates 4/22/2022

IRS, Inflation, and Other Updates 4/5/2022 We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter/Passover and is enjoying the beautiful springtime. We are in your inboxes today with some updates mainly surrounding the IRS. For those of you who are still waiting on returns from the IRS, we encourage you to read this article detailing the process and explaining why it is so slow. In sum, the IRS requires paper as very little is automated. This article is very telling, because the…

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05Apr 22

General Updates 4/5/2022

House of Representatives, DOL, and Other Updates 4/5/2022We hope everyone is doing well. We wanted to share a few things going on in our nation’s capital to have on your radar. A growing trend in states is having a mandatory retirement plan in place for every employee. Both California and Illinois have passed this kind of legislation, with several others planning for it to start soon. The House passed the Secure Act 2.0 bill, requiring businesses nationwide meet a set…

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15Mar 22

COVID-19 and Other Updates March 15, 2022

COVID-19 and Other Updates March 15, 2022 We hope everyone is well and has recovered from the Mardi Gras Celebrations! There are several HR trending topics that we would like to bring to your attention which could potentially impact your business operations in the coming months. H.R. 2471, Funding for the PeopleThe House passed another appropriations bill, H.R. 2471. This bill is essentially a shortened version of “Build Back Better,” which failed to pass in the Senate. It now moves…

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02Mar 22

COVID-19 and Other Updates March 2, 2022

COVID-19 and Other Updates March 2, 2022 Just a quick midweek update. We hope everyone around New Orleans had a safe and enjoyable Mardi Gras, whether you are a parade goer or someone that heads out of town for the hectic season. Restaurants Ask the IRS to Delay Tax Enforcement ActionsThe Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) was introduced in response to the pandemic to provide relief for vulnerable small businesses. However, for too many, expected assistance from this program still…

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09Feb 22

COVID-19 and Other Updates February 9, 2022

COVID-19 and Other Updates February 9, 2022 We have been so focused on communicating the latest information regarding COVID-19 mandates, that we have not shared much about the newly termed “Great Resignation.” According to a recent study, 66% percent of employees are planning to begin a job search in 2022. As an HR outsourcing company as well as a staffing company, we are seeing this from all clients on both sides of the business; the HR side is where we…

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26Jan 22

COVID-19 Update January 26, 2022

On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court blocked the private employer vaccine emergency temporary standard (ETS). Yesterday, OSHA posted the notice of withdrawal on its website. We have listed the key takeaways for you below:Tip: click each hyperlink to read more detailed information regarding each takeaway1. The Supreme Court blocked the private employer mandate:The Supreme Court ruling blocking the OSHA ETS has led to uncertainty for many employers. Employers are now questioning how to move forward and reevaluating COVID-19 protocols.…

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