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How to Address Rising Back to School, Childcare Leave Requests

While a new school year has started, it’s one unlike any we have ever seen before as many working parents grapple with the challenges of hybrid or 100% remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Your child might be 10 feet… continue
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Addressing Financial Wellness in the Workplace Before It’s Too Late

Although financial wellness benefits have been rising in popularity for the last several years, the demand for them has grown exponentially due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting recession. Such benefits can be a vital resource for employees during… continue
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Remote Work: Temporary Fix or the New Normal?

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, employees have been working from home in unprecedented numbers. But how permanent will telework be? Will employees return to offices once the crisis has passed, or will remote work be the new normal post-pandemic?… continue
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Top Coronavirus Post-Reopening Challenges Facing Employers

While many businesses have reopened after being 100% remote, or shuttered altogether in the spring, employers continue to face significant COVID-19-related challenges. And they are grappling with them amid a daunting economic landscape. My recent XpertHR webinar for HR professionals… continue
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XpertHR’s 2020 Employee Benefits Survey Reveals Intriguing Paid Leave Findings and More

Choosing between a traditional or PTO leave system is always an important challenge for employers, but this choice has taken on added significance due to COVID-19. When setting up paid leave benefits – whether it be a traditional or PTO… continue
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Most Employers Are Conducting Temperature Checks and Asking Employees to Help Clean the Workplace, XpertHR Survey Shows

As employees begin to return to work, most employers are conducting temperature or wellness checks and asking employees to help clean and disinfect the workplace.
However, few are providing hazard pay to compensate employees for their potential increased exposure to… continue
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Returning At-Risk Employees to Work: Precautions to Take

As workplaces reopen, restrictions ease and employees reenter the workplace, they do so in an environment in which the threat of COVID-19 still looms large. Employers must comply with a myriad of state and local health orders on social distancing,… continue
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What Post-Pandemic Workplaces May Look Like

With several states easing restrictions to allow for some business reopenings, there are a host of new challenges for multi-state employers. A few states, like Georgia and Texas, are moving relatively fast. Others are taking a more gradual, phased-in approach.… continue
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Key Benefits Considerations for Employers Amid COVID-19: Part 2

Employers are facing immense obstacles because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but employee benefits can be a vital resource during this stressful and unprecedented time. Our first blog post on benefits issues employers are facing during the pandemic addressed: Benefits… continue
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Key Benefits Considerations for Employers Amid COVID-19: Part 1

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made employee benefits more vital than ever. Employers spend millions of dollars each year on employee benefits, with benefits often accounting for one-third of employee compensation costs. COVID-19 is presenting unique challenges for employers and… continue
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