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 […]
March 17, 2020

Ask the Advisors: When Employees Unknowingly Violate a Policy

Question: Two employees in the last week have violated a company policy, but they say they did not know about the policy. What should we do? […]
March 16, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What We Know So Far

HR 6201, also known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, was passed by the House of Representatives on March 14 with further changes by the […]
March 16, 2020

Behold: The Industry Surprisingly More Dangerous Than Manufacturing

When thinking about dangerous industries, manufacturing and construction are likely to be one among the first that come to mind. Where heavy machinery is, the risk […]
December 4, 2017

California Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Posting Updates In November 2017, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing released a new Transgender Rights in the Workplace poster, and […]
December 4, 2017

Missouri Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 2018 Minimum Wage According to the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the Missouri minimum wage for 2018 is $7.85 per hour. […]
December 4, 2017

New Jersey Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Random Drug Testing for Direct Care Staff Applicants and Employees On October 6, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation (A.B. 2503) […]
December 4, 2017

Pennsylvania Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Whistleblower Protections for City of Philadelphia Contractors On November 13, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney signed an executive order providing whistleblower protections for […]