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CDC: COVID Testing Strategy Considerations for Non-Healthcare Workplaces

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Click here to view the CDC’s “SARS-CoV-2 Testing Strategy: Considerations for Non-Healthcare Workplaces.”

TSA Introduces New Airport Screening Health & Safety Protocols

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The next time you are at the airport, you will likely find some changes made to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) screening procedures – these modifications have been made to better align with their recent “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure,” campaign messaging and to better protect both the public and TSA staff members. The following changes…

IRS Announces COVID-19 Employer Tax Credits

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Click here to view New COVID-19 Employer Tax Credits by IRS

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Employers to Opt Out of Free Contraceptive Coverage

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On July 8, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision that employer-paid health coverage that covers contraceptives can be made optional for certain companies and religious groups – despite the $0-cost contraceptives provision mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Affected groups include universities, hospitals and charities. About HRWS HR Workplace Services, Inc….

IRA Contributions Made by July 15 Count as 2019 Deductions

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Click here to view IRS reminder that IRA contributions made by July 15 count as 2019 tax deductions…

Covid-19 Retailer Testing Partnerships Extended by HHS

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) partnered with retailers shortly after the onset of Covid-19 to provide better access to testing. These partnerships have been extended by HHS with organizations including Walgreen Boots Alliance, Kroger, Walmart and CVS Health – scaling up testing at more than 600 sites across the Nation (70+…

OSHA Releases Guidance on Returning to Work

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Click here to view the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) “Guidance on Returning to Work”

Travelers from Covid Hot Spot States Subject to 14-Day Quarantine in Tristate Area

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Travelers arriving to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from the following states will be subject to a 14-day quarantine: Alabama Arkansas Arizona Florida North Carolina South Carolina Washington Utah Texas In a joint press conference with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pointed out that…

White House Suspends Entry of Some Foreign Workers

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On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a presidential order that temporarily blocks foreign workers entering on H-1B visas for skilled employees, and L visas, for managers and specialized workers being transferred within a company. Those entering on H-2B seasonal worker visas are also blocked. The visa suspensions begin Wednesday and last until the end…

ICE Extends Form I-9, In-Person Verification Requirements

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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced (June 16) an additional 30-day extension for in-person verification of Form I-9 for companies with 100 percent of their employees operating remotely. The extension is scheduled to end July 19, 2020. About HRWS HR Workplace Services, Inc. (HRWS) partners with the nation’s top insurance brokers and agencies…

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