By George Paulsen, Hood & Strong LLP December 2020 IRS Code Section 139, written for 9/11 victims in 2001, may help small businesses assist employees with unforeseen costs due to COVID-19 and other recent disasters. A business can write a disaster relief program to give employees nontaxable help. The program must describe the type of […]

November 2020 By Morgan Carpenter As millions of people transitioned to working from home, the needs of employees, as well as the obstacles they face, drastically shifted. Many employers now find themselves navigating being a manager with limited, if any, face-to-face interactions with their team members. How do you effectively supervise your team during a […]

By Wyatt Bland October 2020 At AEIS we offer our clients the tools, resources, and partnerships to help save you time so you can focus on growing your business. At this time of year, in addition to shopping for benefits, you may be looking around to join a Professional Employer Organization, also known as a […]

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 Morgan Carpenter October 2020   Election Day is almost here! In the state of California, county elections officials will begin to send vote-by-mail ballots to all active, registered voters by October 5, 2020. While voting by mail is a viable option for the general election, some people may still prefer to vote in person […]

The prospect of corrective action or termination makes a lot of managers nervous. That’s understandable. For employees, being disciplined or losing their job can be anything from moderately embarrassing to financially devastating, but it’s rarely a happy occasion. For the employers, these actions always come with some risk, and there are plenty of legal danger […]

When quarantine officially came into effect, thousands of businesses with no remote work policy in place scrambled to piece together teleworking procedures robust enough to handle the complications of COVID-19. For many it was a learning process, a time of continual adjustment to find the right solutions for their organizations. Quarantine has now been in […]

Quarantine leaves us with a healthy chunk of time to reassess and spend time with the ones we love. But as quarantine goes on, the work must go on as well and for HR professionals, that means developing professionally as much as everyone else within the organization. With all this time on your hands, a […]

  The future of work is now. You’ve probably heard that being said since the onset of COVID-19 and the growth of remote work. Well, it’s true and as the nature of how work gets done changes, so too does the way HR’s function plays out. In part 1, we took a look at current […]

  “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things. First, it has taught us that empathy and kindness goes a long way. We’ve learned that as individuals, communities, and as a nation, that we can […]