COVID-19 Update August 19, 2020

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There haven’t been any more updates out of Washington regarding COVID-19 relief since yesterday’s proposal draft from the Senate Republicans; nevertheless, we will keep you all posted if we hear anything.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released a few articles today that should prove to be beneficial for addressing certain business concerns during the Coronavirus pandemic. Firstly, as more employees are working from home, employers are able to keep an eye on them through the use of remote monitoring technologies. These tools can perform multiple tasks, such as measuring computer activity or enforcing data security policies. Next, the SHRM CEO advised that small-business owners that exhibit flexibility, empathy and openness with their employees, understanding the needs of each worker individually, will be ahead of the game as the economy recovers. Last but not least, interestingly, this article asserts that Generation Z employees are finding remote work more challenging overall, while Millennials and Generation X are reporting a more positive experience with many wanting to continue working from home as long as they are able. according to CGK’s online survey conducted with 1,000 U.S. respondents ages 18 to 90, more than one-third of the respondents from Gen Z feel burned out with an inhibited work/life balance.

Final reminder to register for tomorrow’s webinar at 3pm CST, where our team will be reviewing the president’s executive orders along with the latest guidelines about the forgiveness of PPP loans. Additionally, we will discuss how to complete a proper I-9, go through the differences in payroll between a 1099 Contractor and a W-2 Employee, plus share tips on hurricane preparedness, creating pandemic protocols, and managing employees amid a confusing start to the school year.

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