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April 13, 2020

Paying For Sick Leave and FMLA Leave Under the FFCRA

To take immediate advantage of the paid leave credits under the FFCRA, businesses can retain and access funds that they would otherwise pay to the IRS […]
April 10, 2020

What Brokers Need to Know About COVID-19

Given the ever-changing dynamics of COVID-19, now is the time for brokers to embrace and support clients and prospects to help them get through this unprecedented […]
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 […]
October 15, 2017

California Employment Law Update-October 2017

Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 On October 15, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 258) applicable to manufacturers of certain consumer products, […]
October 16, 2017

Preston Rutledge to be Nominated as Next EBSA Head

October 16th, 2017 President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Preston Rutledge as Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). The position as […]
October 20, 2017

IRS Announces 2018 Limits for Health FSAs and Transit Benefits

October 20th, 2017 On October 19, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including an increase in […]
October 20, 2017

IRS Announces 2018 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

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