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Updated CDC Guidance as of Aug. 11, 2022 for COVID-19 Quarantining and Isolation

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 15th, 2022

What can’t be denied is that COVID-19 continues to have a daily impact on our companies and our employees. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to work on updating and refining their guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if…

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Colorado Updates Notice Requirements for Employees at Termination

Posted by: Karen Booher on July 19th, 2022

In the 2022 legislative session, Colorado enacted a new piece of legislation, Senate Bill 22-234. Section 5 of this Bill updates the notice requirements regarding unemployment insurance that employers must provide to employees upon their discharge. Under pre-existing Colorado law, employers in the state are required to provide a notice to employees at separation of…

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Still Have Remote Workers? Things to Know to Stay in Compliance

Posted by: Karen Booher on July 18th, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic forced most companies to shift gears and allow their employees to work remotely for a period of time. Some companies have since had their employees return to work, but many are still allowing either fully remote, or hybrid, work to take place. It’s important for employers to know that many employment laws…

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Remote and Hybrid Jobs Attracting 7x More Applicants

Posted by: Lauren Brown on June 20th, 2022

The world is slowly emerging from – or at least getting used to – a 2+ year pandemic that has disrupted almost every facet of our lives. Some people want to quickly return to the way things were, but many are pushing for a post-pandemic “new normal”. But, what does a “new normal” mean for…

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IRS Mileage Rate Increasing Starting July 1, 2022

Posted by: Lauren Brown on June 20th, 2022

With the recent and very impactful spike in gas prices, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on June 9th an upcoming increase in the optional standard mileage rate for business use of employees’ vehicles. The rate will increase by 4 cents, from 58.5 to 62.5 cents per mile, and will be effective July 1st through…

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8 Things to Know About Gen Z for Recruiting and Retention

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 20th, 2022

We’ve heard a lot about Millennials over the last decade. But, if you have an employee aged 18 to 25 in your workplace, you are employing the beginning of Generation Z and it’s wise to get in tune with what makes them tick. Who is Generation Z? The rough consensus is they were born from…

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An Unprotected, Yet Common Type of Workplace Discrimination

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 20th, 2022

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has federal laws that protect employees from being discriminated against at work because of their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, color, or gender identity. The fact is, there are other types of bias or discrimination in the workplace that employers also need to be aware of and create…

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9 Tips For Giving Feedback – The Right Way

Posted by: Karen Booher on May 24th, 2022

We all want our direct reports and peers to be able to take feedback and constructive criticism well. But some of us may need to polish how we give feedback so that it is productive and doesn’t cause resentment. workhuman.com provides some great suggestions for giving feedback – without the stress. These tips apply whether…

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8 Ways Companies Can Support the Mental Health of Their Employees

Posted by: Karen Booher on May 23rd, 2022

Mental illness has affected humankind, and business, forever. It has many different forms – depression, anxiety, stress, substance use/abuse, anger, and many other afflictions. Fortunately, now the conversation has started and the stigma of needing mental health support is decreasing. For that, we owe thanks in part to many public figures willing to talk about…

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