Layoffs Ahead? A Warning About the WARN Act
After suffering through labor shortages amid strong consumer demands, it now seems the economic pendulum could be swinging back the other way. In recent months, a number of well-known companies have announced layoffs due to recession fears and an attempt to tighten belts and perhaps now correct issues stemming from… Read More
Employers – Pay Your Employees Timely or Be Prepared to Pay the Price
Employers – Pay Your Employees Timely or Be Prepared to Pay the Price In a recent, precedent setting decision, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has determined that Employers who are subject to the Massachusetts Wage Act must pay treble damages (i.e. 3 times the original amount owed… Read More
PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Deadlines Are Looming
If you were one of the nearly 12 million employers who benefitted from a PPP loan during the height of economic uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a very important upcoming deadline you will want to keep on your radar. If you haven’t already done so, you… Read More
Not Getting Enough Applicants? Review Your Application!
by Kate Hadaway Recently, my 18-year old stepdaughter went to apply for a job. She has graduated high school so has a fairly free schedule and has previous work experience at one other job in a fast-food restaurant. Needless to say, she would be a great candidate for many of… Read More
Employee Retention Credit – What You Need to Know Now (as of 4/2/21)
The ERC for both 2020 and 2021 may be the most impactful source of COVID relief for qualifying employers. The ERC is also one of the least understood aspects of COVID relief. Even if you’ve previously determined that the ERC is not worth your consideration, you should keep reading. NOTE:… Read More
FFCRA – What You Need to Know Now (as of 4/2/2021)
Background On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. FFCRA created a mandate for employers to provide up to 80 hours of Emergency Paid Sick leave to employees is they could not perform essential duties due to quarantine orders or their own COVID… Read More
We Hired a Remote Worker. How Can We Ensure a Smooth Onboarding Experience?
Recruiting and hiring talent and ensuring a smooth onboarding process to welcome and assimilate them to your company culture and connect them with existing workers was already challenging prior to the pandemic. Now those problems seem to pale in comparison to the issues we face in the ongoing time of… Read More
Thinking About Taking a Holiday From a Company Holiday Party This Year?
As the end of 2020 approaches, many companies are struggling with whether or not to hold their traditional company holiday parties. The decision is complicated by a number of factors including financial constraints, logistics, and legalities balanced with maintaining morale and ensuring everyone’s health and safety. Very few would have… Read More
NH Municipal Employers: Preparing for the Financial Impacts of COVID-19
For those New Hampshire municipalities operating on a fiscal year budget, most did not see significant declines in revenue in the way of unpaid property taxes when collections took place for the first half of the year. However, both state and local officials are anticipating the amount of uncollected property… Read More
Return to Work: Strategies for a Safe and Productive Workforce
Photo by LinkedIn Sales Navigator from Pexels As unemployment benefits shrink and businesses navigate the task of reopening, many workers are returning to work for the first time since the start of shutdowns in March. All too many of them are also struggling with fears of possible workplace exposures as… Read More