HR Insights Blog Header The COVID-19 pandemic is finally getting under control. As more Americans get vaccinated, states are gradually lifting restrictions, and life is returning to pre-pandemic normalcy.

Finally, individuals can get to the tasks they’ve been postponing for more than a year. Unfortunately for employers looking to retain employees, some employees are now ready to find new jobs.

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HR Insights Blog Header The pandemic has resulted in thousands of employees working from their kitchen tables or living rooms rather than the office or other workplaces.

However, as more Americans receive a COVID-19 vaccination and organizations develop or update their return-to-work plans, some employees may still be eager to continue working remotely, even if just for a few days each week. This article provides an overview of hybrid workplaces, the work model’s advantages and challenges, and tips for accommodating distributed employees.


Legal Update Header On June 11, 2021, the IRS released new FAQs about tax credits for eligible employers who voluntarily provide paid employee leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The FFCRA paid sick and family leave requirements themselves expired Dec. 31, 2020, but subsequent legislation—most recently the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP)—extended and enhanced the tax credits available for employers that choose to provide FFCRA leave through Sept. 30, 2021.


HR Compliance Bulletin header image The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), passed in March 2020, required small and midsized employers to provide paid employee leave for specific COVID-19-related reasons through Dec. 31, 2020.

The FFCRA also provided tax credits for employers to cover the cost of the leave. The FFCRA employee leave requirements expired in December 2020; however, subsequent legislation extended the tax credits for employers that continued to offer FFCRA leave on a voluntary basis.


Legal Update Header On May 18, 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance requiring all private employers to provide paid leave for employees in unincorporated Los Angeles County for the purpose of receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

The ordinance became effective immediately and is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2021. The leave requirement expires Aug. 31, 2021.

Do your employees feel intimidated by the idea of going back to the office? Our Return-to-Work Survey will give you a deep insight into how comfortable your employees are with returning to the office. It’s clear to us all that the world has changed. The way employees feel about working remotely is changing, as well. […]