By Morgan Carpenter October 2020 As companies recover and continue to march forward during these unprecedented times, many are looking to fill empty positions or expand their team. During a health pandemic, businesses are taking steps to limit in-person meetings and conversations. With this in mind, many businesses are seeking to transition into a virtual […]

By Elizabeth Kay September 2020 Complying with City Requirements While Working-From-Home Here in the Bay Area, many cities have their own ordinances and laws surrounding health benefit offerings and paid sick leave. What many employers don’t realize is that they are subject to complying with these rules even if the business is not headquartered in […]

With so many people working from home or not being able to access their office spaces, the carriers are working to be able to assist their policy holders with ways to continue administering their plans with as little disruption as possible. For your convenience, we have included the links to the various carriers pages below. […]

The IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) have released specific guidelines for employee requests for Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFMLA) under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in order for employers to be eligible to receive the payroll tax credit. We have generated an employee request form that meets all of […]

We are seeing so many changes to our work, personal, and social life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While these changes can seem daunting and the obstacles they create insurmountable, this can be a time of healthy change. There is always the chance for good to happen when you stop, stay home, and start something. […]

Question: What’s the difference between a furlough and a layoff? Answer: First, you should note that the language used when sending employees home for a period of time is less important than communicating your actual intent. Since temporary layoffs and furloughs are only used regularly in certain industries (usually seasonal), you should not assume that […]