As we go through a third month of social distancing and business closings due to Covid-19, we’re back with a third survey of small and medium-sized businesses to see what the biggest challenges are, and the outlook for the future. This survey, completed at the beginning of May, found that more businesses are either preparing…

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With so many businesses struggling during the Covid-19 crisis, business owners are looking for every solution possible to keep their workforce together and business running. One solution available in many states is called Short-Term Compensation, or shared work programs. Workers have reduced hours but stay on the payroll, while government funding supplements the employees’ pay…

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Hiring can be a tricky process. The most impressive individual with the best resume is not always going to be the best choice for an employee. It’s not because they wouldn’t be able to do the job; it’s because the culture of every company is different. When you’re looking to bring new people onto your…

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During the Covid-19 crisis, businesses have worked hard to find ways to maintain continuity wherever possible. It’s been the clearest example of the importance of disaster planning. But is payroll part of your disaster plan? An emergency payroll provider that can help you meet your payroll obligations even in the worst of times is invaluable…

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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the ways businesses connect to their employees in both obvious ways and no-so-obvious ones. That companies need to find ways to manage tasks and communication differently is obvious. But have you thought about your employees’ wellness? Health and safety comes first. With everyone at home, patterns of life have changed,…

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We recently shared the results of a survey conducted among 1,000 small and midsized businesses about how they’ve been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and their outlook for the future. Now that some things have changed, such as the passage of the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program loans, and a few weeks of experience,…

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Representatives of the EEOC recently conducted a Q&A session answering questions about how the ADA and other statutes are being enforced during the Covid-19 pandemic. The key point, reinforced throughout the session, is that these laws are still in place, but employers also should be following guidance from the CDC and health authorities. For summaries…

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During this unprecedented time, businesses that remain open will are likely to still face increased employee absences. Whether employees are feeling ill, taking care of a sick family member, or having to stay home due to school closings, employers have to be prepared, while also being aware of the various laws that apply to absent…

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Not only has it been a growing trend for businesses to hire employees or independent contractors who take care of their work out of office, but in the current COVID-19 pandemic, many other businesses have been forced to adopt remote work, with their employees. Managing your employees in an office setting requires a fairly common…

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Wondering how your small business can navigate the ongoing challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic? This continues to be one of the biggest challenges small businesses have ever faced, and the situation is constantly changing. To help you stay on top of it all, we’ve created a special COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center, complete with…

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