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Employers’ Reopening Flowchart from the CDC

Author: Michael Rosenthal

Click here, for the CDC’s “WORKPLACES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC” flowchart

IRS Announces 2021 Limits for HSAs and High-Deductible Health Plans

Author: hrwsAdmin

On May 21, 2020, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) announced that Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limits are going up ($50 for self-only & $100 for family) in 2021. The announcement was provided to give employers who sponsor high-deductible plans (HDHPs) time to ramp-up and prepare for open enrollment season later in the year. HSA…

U.S. Travel Restrictions on Canada & Mexico Extended Through June 22

Author: hrwsAdmin

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 that U.S. travel restrictions would be extended and remain in place at the Canadian and Mexican borders for another 30 days (through June 22, 2020). While essential travel for trade and commerce is still permissable, recreation/tourism will continue to be prohibited. About HRWS…

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Released by SBA

Author: hrwsAdmin

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released the PPP loan forgiveness application. It should be completed by borrowers and then submitted to their lenders as it sets forth all documentation required to verify their expenses. It also clarifies the following related points: If a mortgage obligation had been put in place prior to February 15,…

ICE Allows Additional 30-Days for Form I-9 Compliance Rules

Author: hrwsAdmin

Due to Covid-19, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has extended the physical presence rules relating to Form I-9, as their original exception was set to expire May 19. Employers have been granted an additional 30 days to review Form I-9 documents remotely (video, fax, email). When regular business operations resume, an employer must…

OSHA Poster: Reducing the Risk of Coronavirus Exposure

Author: hrwsAdmin

Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus See the OSHA Poster here …            

Pandemic Forces EEOC to Delay EEO Data Collections

Author: hrwsAdmin

EEOC Delays EEO Data Collections Due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Read the entire EEOC press release, here …

Reopening Guidelines from the CDC

Author: hrwsAdmin

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes Read the CDC’s official guidelines here …


Author: hrwsAdmin

By now, employers have become aware of the coronavirus (officially named COVID-19) and its growing impact on the global supply chain. And with this recognition comes the related concern of how the virus may impact the workforce, moreover, what employers should be doing right now. For those who wish to exercise caution as the coronavirus…


Author: Adam Kulliver

If Bill Cosby’s conviction and the firing of high profile executives didn’t cement the #metoo movement’s recent historical impact, the conviction of Hollywood studio boss Harvey Weinstein certainly has. With that type of attention and newfound understandings (and definitions) of what harassment and misconduct are, we continue to see the topic echo throughout the halls…

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