COVID-19 Edition

While the world is changing drastically, COVID-19 is still dominating the conversation.  States are enacting new sick time laws and people are heading back to work as more and more industries and companies start to re-open.

Are you still working remotely, or maybe you're an essential worker (thank you!) and have been physically at work this entire time?  Is your company starting to phase back into the office, or maybe you're still riding it out at home and not sure where to begin with reopening?  Let us know in the comments below - we'd love to hear from you!

In this edition of our compliance newsletter, we're rounding up some new statewide sick leave laws as well as proposed protections for temp workers and guidelines for reopening.

2020 truly is the year of uncertainty, but we're here to help guide you through:

5 Things You Need to Know About COVID-19 Relief Policies

On the Senate Floor

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There are two proposals on the Senate table right now: the HEALS Act and HEROES Act. Here are 5 things you need to know about each one, and how they stack up to March’s CARES Act.

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Time to Update (or Implement!) Your COVID-19 Safety Plan

Thinking about reopening your office?

RTO x1 IGThe CDC and OSHA released guidelines for businesses to make the transition as smooth as possible. It is also helpful to ensure your employees are as safe as possible.



New York Enacts Statewide Sick Leave Law

Everything employers need to know 

New York Reopening Businesses

New York has passed a statewide sick leave law that goes into effect on September 30, 2020, but employees may not begin using any accrued sick leave until January 1, 2021. 



Colorado Passes Statewide Sick Leave

Summary of the recently passed bill

Mountain and rocksColorado passed a statewide sick leave law which would go into effect on January 1, 2021.



Proposed Legislation to Raise Temps' Wages, Limit Conversion Fees While Requiring Staffing Firms to Register

New bill, just introduced

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The US House of Representatives are working towards benefiting temp workers which would include increasing wages for temp workers, requiring staffing firms to register, limiting conversion fees and requiring staffing firms to provide coronavirus sick leave among other things is in the works.



Virtual Hiring During COVID-19

Case Study

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During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many of our customers’ businesses took a hit and a considerable number of contractors were laid-off, furloughed or had their assignments permanently terminated. During this time, we looked back to our core value, and did everything we could to help our customers and keep contractors employed. 



Return to Work Guide for COVID-19

An Actionable Guide for Any Organization

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Our team of workforce experts compiled a comprehensive guide for the many factors organizations should consider as they develop your organization's return to work plan.




Create Peace of Mind

If you manage a workforce population, there may be other new legislation that could impact your compliance. Don't try to sift through each new wave of policy changes; contact an expert who can help. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!

Your pal, 

Brandon Wischmeyer 


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