COVID-19

July 14, 2020

5 Ways COVID-19 Is Reshaping HR

5 WAYS COVID-19 IS RESHAPING HR The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the entire world, it seems. With fluctuating infection rates and conflicting official guidance, organizations will need to adapt quickly if they want to succeed in the post-coronavirus landscape. HR teams stand at the forefront of these efforts. For years, HR departments have been...

July 9, 2020

Application Deadline for Small Business Loans Extended

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SMALL BUSINESS LOANS EXTENDED Congress has passed legislation to extend the application deadline for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through Aug. 8, 2020. Prior to the extension, the deadline to apply for these funds was June 30, 2020. The extension enables eligible small businesses to apply for funding for five more...

July 8, 2020

Statewide California Construction Employment: How Has it Fared with COVID-19?

STATEWIDE CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT: HOW HAS IT FARED WITH COVID-19? Construction employment declined in more than nine out of 10 metro areas from March to April, a time when industry employment typically increases in most locations, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America of new government data shows. The San Francisco area...

July 2, 2020

Workers’ Compensation Changes for COVID-19

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CHANGES FOR COVID-19 Under most state workers’ compensation (WC) laws, COVID-19 may be a compensable, work-related condition only if an employee can show that: He or she contracted the coronavirus while performing services growing out of and incidental to his or her employment; and The disease arose out of that employment (work relatedness)....

July 1, 2020

What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?

WHAT ARE EXPERTS SAYING ABOUT THE REST OF 2020? One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the second half of the year? Based on recent data on the economy, unemployment, real estate, and more, many economists are revising their forecasts for the remainder of...

June 29, 2020

Leveraging Benefits in Post-Coronavirus Compensation

LEVERAGING BENEFITS IN POST-CORONAVIRUS COMPENSATION In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many organizations have been faced with making tough decisions—often leading to layoffs, furloughed employees and reduced pay. Post-coronavirus, many employers find themselves torn between balancing fair compensation and the current financial realities of their business—while hoping to return to a new sense of...

June 25, 2020

Determining Whether a COVID-19 Case Is Workrelated

DETERMINING WHETHER A COVID-19 CASE IS WORK RELATED The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created massive change and concern for employers and employees across the world. Even as businesses reopen and employees return to their new normal, the risk of becoming exposed to and ill with COVID19 is still present. When an employee reports they have...

June 3, 2020

Commuting Post-Coronavirus

  COMMUTING POST-CORONAVIRUS  The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought ambiguity and a general feeling of not knowing what to expect when returning to the workplace. One thing for certain is that businesses are reassessing their strategies to help plan for a smooth and thoughtful transition back to the workplace.  Part of that plan is acknowledging...

May 27, 2020

Common Employment Practices Claims Arising Out of COVID-19

  COMMON EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF COVID-19       As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States, there has been a massive upheaval of the American workplace. Employers have found themselves drafting and implementing policies and procedures addressing a wide array of issues including remote work, layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts, workplace conditions...

May 21, 2020

Dealing With COVID-19 Stress and Anxiety

  DEALING WITH COVID-19 STRESS AND ANXIETY      If you’re feeling stressed and anxious during these uncertain times, you’re not alone. According to a recent Gallup poll, nearly 60% of Americans reported daily stress and worry due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  While experiencing stress or anxiety over the health and economic fears brought...

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