COVID-19

CEOs Ponder COVID-Imposed Risks Alongside Employee Retention

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CEOs Ponder COVID-Imposed Risks Alongside Employee Retention

Business Employee Retention

For the last 18 months CEOs have struggled to respond to the risks to their workforce and consequently to their business resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Government enacted benefit programs, debates over mandating face coverings, vaccinations, the rising fears of the Delta and other variants of the virus along with information and misinformation on mainstream blasted through social media outlets have only increased the complexity of managing employee concerns and business productivity. In the mist of the pandemic chaos, it’s vital that Human Resources is working with CEOs of small and medium-size companies to take proactive initiatives to engage these issues and manage the hesitation as well as employee fears in the workplace.

 

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Employee Engagement While Working From Home

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Employee Engagement While Working From Home

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Here we are over a year after the COVID-19 pandemic closed office doors throughout the country and employees were forced to quickly adapt to their new at home working environment. The pandemic has unquestionably strained employers and HR professionals to alter how they operate and added means to communicate. And although more and more individuals have the opportunity to become vaccinated, most organizations do not see the workplace going back to normal any time soon. If a business has not done so already, it is imperative to implement a remote work policy outlining expectations for work hours and necessary measures for security of company information and publish to the Employee Handbook.

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 Extends Provisions

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 Extends Provisions

Federal Cares Act Stimulus Payments

The American Rescue Plan Act was enacted on March 11,2021 and has substantially changed and extended provisions of The Family First Act (FFCRA) that was to expire on March 31, 2021. Human Resource leaders are awaiting the IRS to provide guidance and interpretation of this new Act. Below is a current summary of what we are able to decipher of the new Act.

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What Companies Need to Know for Student Loan Payments as part of the CARES Act

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What Companies Need to Know for Student Loan Payments as part of the CARES Act

Federal Cares Act Stimulus Payments

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has now extended the provision to add student loan payments as part of Tuition Reimbursement under Section 127 of the IRS Code through December 31, 2025.

This four-year extension provides a more acceptable provision, allowing Companies to build a great Retention Program knowing it will be around for a at least 4 years and, and thus attracting Candidates to join their Companies. Due to the rising debt of student loans and a political movement to help students repay their loans, there are strong indications that Congress is expected to make this temporary change permanent. Before the recent permission of the CARES Act employees and employers both were required to pay the payroll taxes on student loan paid by an employer.

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2021 Top 7 Human Resources Trends

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2021 Top 7 Human Resources Trends

Top 7 HR Trends for 2021

Well, we all know 2020 was quite the challenging year for so many businesses throughout the nation as the Coronavirus pandemic unwelcomely inundated routine working operations. Organizations were radically forced to spotlight their HR department to guide environmental changes and navigate functioning processes, prioritizing workforce concerns. 2021 is starting off a bit unpredictable; plausible given the circumstances that last year unveiled and there is no going back to “normal.” This year we are sure to endure more ongoing transitions as companies continue to adapt to their current dynamic surroundings.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Employers

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Employers

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What employers need to know now about the COVID-19 Vaccine

At Flex HR, we are always keeping up with the latest in HR-related news for 2021 on behalf of our valued clients. That’s why we put together this cheat sheet of COVID-19 vaccine information for business leaders.

 

Significant Human Resources Alterations in Store Under Biden Administration

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Significant Human Resources Alterations in Store Under Biden Administration

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Written by Flex HR’s CHRO Jim Cichanski

2020 was quite the unpredictable year, and employers are still working to restore stability as the nation transitions Presidents. One thing the past year has taught business leaders is the flexibility to adapt in such fluctuating environment. And businesses need to stay compliant because some major HR deviations are due to transpire. President-elect Joe Biden has communicated his initiatives to considerably change employment and labor laws that currently reside in the workplace today. His actions thus far prioritize filling his cabinet and surrounding offices with individuals that have deep roots in labor relations. Therefore, it’s imperative that Human Resources leaders be aware of the predicted upcoming modifications.

 

Flex HR Research Quick Glance: The Latest in Coronavirus Regulations for Employees

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Flex HR Research Quick Glance: The Latest in Coronavirus Regulations for Employees

Coronavirus Regulations and Guidelines for HR

At Flex HR, we are always keeping up with the latest in HR-related news and regulations. We provide necessary advice for COVID-related issues with employees and help with compliance in the latest regulations. We are your back office engine for human resources. Despite the COVID-19 vaccine release, the pandemic continues, and employers are turning to their Human Resources expert to comprehend what’s next for The Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA).