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Seven human resource tips for businesses in a pandemic

Source: - Feb 5, 2021

Human resources, or HR, is often not the most glamorous part of running a business. However, few topics are as critical for protecting you and your business. Do you want to learn the latest on the coronavirus in the workplace? What’s changed with FFCRA and paid leave? What are the pros and cons to encouraging or requiring your employees to receive a vaccine? What do you need to know if you have 1099 or independent contractors?

Consider offering voluntary paid sick and family leave through FFCRA, even though it’s no longer mandatory.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed in March 2020 and required most employers to offer up to 80 hours of paid sick leave if their employee needed to quarantine or take care of a child whose school or childcare provider closed due to COVID-19. FFCRA also offered extended leave up to 10 weeks for employees that had to leave the workforce to care for a child whose school or childcare provider closed. The federal government offered a tax credit to pay for paid leave offered through this program. The FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020, but the tax credit for this paid leave was extended through March 31, 2021!

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Category: General Business