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HRWS (Chart): Tracking Unemployment Rate Changes from July to August 2020

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Click the link below to view the HR Workplace Services (HRWS) Chart that tracked Unemployment Rate Changes from July to August 2020 (statistically significant states): HRWS Unemployment Chart July/Aug 2020 About HRWS HR Workplace Services, Inc. (HRWS) partners with the nation’s top insurance brokers and agencies providing their clients with best-in-class services for support and…

CDC: Indicators for Dynamic, School Decision-Making

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Click here to view the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) new guidance for dynamic school decision-making …

ICE: Extends Remote I-9 Form Verification Another 60 Days

Author: hrwsAdmin

Employers who maintain an entirely remote workforce can continue to proceed with the temporarily eased Form I-9 document inspection requirements (re: new hires), for at least another 60-days (ending November 19, 2020). This policy, introduced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on March 20, 2020 has now been extended four times. The extension and…

IRS: Provides Taxpayer Guidance for the Marijuana Industry

Author: hrwsAdmin

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released a dedicated business webpage designed to help marijuana business owners understand and meet their tax obligations. Click here to read the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’s) article (plus Q&As) for taxpayers in the marijuana industry …

4 States to Vote on Recreational Cannabis

Author: hrwsAdmin

On November 3, 2020, voters in the following four states will go to the polls to determine if marijuana will be legalized for personal use: Arizona – Montana – New Jersey – South Dakota Should the measure(s) pass, businesses may need to review and adapt their policies and procedures including their Substance Abuse Policy. About…

White House Orders Eviction Ban

Author: hrwsAdmin

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the White House issued an order disallowing landlords from evicting tenants from properties that they can no longer afford, due to income lost because of the pandemic. The order, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), makes it illegal to evict any individuals who will earn less…

DOL: Updates Q&As on Child Leave and School Reopenings

Author: Adam Kulliver

Click here to view the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (FFCRA’s) newly updated Q&As …

IRS: Employers Need to Be Careful When Selecting a Payroll Service Provider

Author: hrwsAdmin

Click here to view official IRS reminder for Employers to carefully select payroll service provider …

DOL: Tracking the Hours of Remote Employees

Author: hrwsAdmin

On August 24, 2020, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) released Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-5, to provide guidance regarding an employer’s obligation to track the number of compensable hours completed by an employee who is working remotely or teleworking. Click here to view/download the Bulletin. About HRWS HR Workplace…

Updated: 30 States Now Approved for Federal Lost Wage Assistance

Author: hrwsAdmin

(Updated from last week) As of today, 30 States have requested and been approved for Federal Lost Wage Assistance (LWA). The approved states are as follows: Alabama – Alaska – California – Colorado – Connecticut – Georgia – Idaho – Indiana – Iowa – Kentucky – Louisiana – Maryland – Massachusetts – Michigan – Missouri…

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