HR News

April 7, 2020

Ask the Advisor: Do we still have to provide EPSL or EFMLA if we lay off or furlough employees?

Question: Do we still have to provide EPSL or EFMLA if we lay off or furlough employees? Answer: No. Employers who are closed — either due […]
April 6, 2020

FFCRA: New Rule and Guidance from the DOL and IRS

New FFCRA Guidance in Temporary Rule and FAQsThe DOL has released rules related to administration of leaves under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and answered more […]
April 2, 2020

Ask the Advisor: I’m Concerned About the Cost of Unemployment as Well as How to Advise Employees About It. Any Help?

Remember that you don’t pay unemployment insurance (UI) claims directly. They are paid by the state, and the state gets funds for that from unemployment insurance […]
April 1, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Goes Into Effect Today

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020 and goes into effect today, April 1. The Department of Labor […]
April 1, 2020

Ask the Advisor: How Are We Supposed to Pay for the Sick Leave and FMLA Leave Mandated by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

To take immediate advantage of the paid leave credits, businesses can retain and access funds that they would otherwise pay to the IRS in payroll taxes. […]
March 31, 2020

FFCRA Updates and CARES Act Provisions

Families First Coronavirus Response ActSince the enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, new information and guidance has been released every few […]
March 25, 2020

Ask the Advisor: What’s the Difference Between a Furlough and a Layoff?

Question: What’s the difference between a furlough and a layoff? Answer: First, you should note that the language used when sending employees home for a period […]
March 24, 2020

Starting today, every small business is our business

By Nathan Christensen, CEO In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has profoundly changed the way we live and work. Its impact has been especially severe for […]
March 24, 2020

Ask the Advisor: Can We Reduce Pay Because of an Economic Slowdown Due to COVID-19?

Question: Can we reduce pay because of an economic slowdown due to COVID-19? Answer: You can reduce an employee’s rate of pay based on business or […]
March 23, 2020

Ask the Advisor: What Should We Do If an Employee Says Their Symptoms Are Not Related to COVID-19?

Question:  What should we do if an employee says their symptoms are not related to COVID-19? @RealThinkHR experts explain what do to if #SickEmployees say their […]
March 21, 2020

FFCRA Payroll Tax Credit – Easing the Burden for Employers

On Friday, March 20, the U.S. Treasury, IRS, and U.S. Department of Labor announced their plans for making the paid leave provisions in the Families First […]
March 18, 2020

Employee Morale Shapes Business Success

It’s always a good time to contemplate employee morale. One successful formula for an employer is to place and retain the right employees in the right […]