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On December 27, 2020 the President signed the $900 billion Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Applications Act, 2021, which will provide assistance to individuals and businesses as part of a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending agreement.

Below is a summary of employer related changes with the Bill:

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA) EXTENSION:

Includes an extension of the tax credits for FFCRA until March 31, 2021. As per the bill,...

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Like many other people, you may be thinking about what you would like to accomplish in 2021 or what life changes you could make. Common New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, exercising, getting organized, learning new skills and saving money.

“80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by mid-February because of self-discipline–or lack thereof.” – U.S. News and World Report

To achieve your resolutions, try the following strategies:

  • Set a goal that motivates you....
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Your home is one of your greatest assets and a significant long-term investment. As such, it’s vital to protect your home and its contents with adequate homeowners insurance. Nevertheless, recent research found that many homeowners lack proper coverage. In fact, nearly 2 out of every 3 homes in America are underinsured—which means that the home is protected to an extent by a homeowners policy, but that policy doesn’t have sufficient limits or coverage features to cover the full expense of a...

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Perspectives on How to Manage Personally and Professionally Through A Pandemic

As the number of COVID-19 cases rise, entrenching us in the second wave globally, we’re seeing more people desperately searching for a sense of normality. But it’s critically important to recognize these behaviors and the reasons behind them to manage through this pandemic.

The truth is, “covid fatigue” becomes more real the closer to home it gets. If we recognize this idea of pandemic fatigue, we...

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Organizations continue to leverage social media channels to engage and interact with customers on a more personal level. Social media remains a great opportunity for businesses to connect with customers, job candidates and other stakeholders. However, before fully involving your business in social media, it’s important to understand the associated risks.

Negative content, such as bad customer reviews or unfavorable comments, may appear on your company’s social media sites. While...

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You can’t control the weather—but you can take proactive safety measures to protect your family and home against the threat of power outages. Consider these tips:

  • Invest in a home generator. A portable backup power source can keep critical equipment like refrigerators, sump pumps and air conditioners running during a blackout.
  • Utilize surge protectors. A UL-listed surge protector can safeguard expensive electronic devices like televisions, gaming consoles and desktop...
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To say employees are working under unique circumstances in 2020 would be considered an understatement by most.

We are dealing with an intersection of stressors between the global pandemic, the impact of the resulting economic downturn, political divisions in an election year, and social unrest. Add in the upcoming holiday season and it may seem like a plunge in employee morale is inevitable, but is it? The short answer: it doesn’t have to be.

Managing morale...

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Keeping important documents organized and accessible will save you time and hassle when you need them. As a good rule of thumb, if the document is difficult to replace or from the government, then it’s likely more important to keep it safe and secure for longer periods of time—even forever.

Consider these maintenance guidelines for important personal documents:

  • Keep utility bills, credit and debit card receipts, ATM receipts, and banking deposit or withdrawal receipts for...
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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to validate the importance of an employer brand during a crisis. As employees return to the workplace, organizations must prioritize safety. If return-to-work plans go wrong and employee safety is not a top priority, not only will the health and safety of employees be at risk—but the organization’s reputation will be as well.

This article explores how safety impacts an employer’s brand, reputation and recruiting efforts—and how to...

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Each season presents unique driving circumstances, and autumn is no different. Consider these driving tips to stay safe on the road this season:

  • Be mindful of leaf piles. Leaves on the road can be dangerous. When leaves are wet, it can be comparable to driving on ice—so take it slow.
  • Be careful on bridges. It’s important to reduce your speed because morning frost can leave icy patches on bridges, overpasses and shaded areas.
  • ...
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