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Table of Content

  1. Employee Benefits and Furloughs
  2. Handling HR and Payroll for Remote Employees
  3. The 2021 "Social Security Wage Base" Is Increasing
  4. Can the Covid-19 Vaccine Be Mandatory?

Employee Benefits and Furloughs

Furloughs-1216726186-1The pandemic has thrown businesses into a never-before-seen scenario that has upended how they operate. Many businesses that were thriving before the pandemic now find themselves having to make difficult decisions, including whether to furlough or lay off employees. This task is not as simple as cutting payroll. Other factors must be considered. For example, furloughed employees are treated differently than laid-off employees when it comes to employee benefits. Continue reading.

Handling HR and Payroll for Remote Employees

remote employee - 1173259113If your remote employees live in the state where your business is located, you must follow federal employment laws plus your state's employment rules. But if your remote employees live in a different state from where you conduct business, you must comply with federal employment laws plus the labor laws for each state in which your employees reside. This applies to all areas of employment, including hiring, performance management, payroll, and employee benefits. Continue reading.

The 2021 "Social Security Wage Base" Is Increasing

Social Security wage base increase 1193834793If your small business is planning for payroll next year, be aware that the "Social Security wage base" is increasing. Continue reading.

Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Be Mandatory?

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As COVID-19 vaccines become available, employers may require vaccines before employees return to the worksite if the employer believes that failure to be vaccinated constitutes a direct threat to other employees. With the virus still rampant, it's easily transmitted. Continue reading.

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