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What to Review When Planning for Reopening from COVID-19

May 6, 2020

How Employers Can Best Approach the Next Steps for Your Workplace On April 16, 2020, the White House issued Opening Up America Again, federal guidelines to reopen the U.S. economy through a three-phased approach. As other parts of the world start to rebound from COVID-19, there is increasing pressure...

Local Business Market Trends & Insights During COVID-19

April 9, 2020

Faced with unprecedented times, a declining economy, a new “normal” for most organizations, COVID-19 is changing the way we do business, and new trends are emerging.  Certainly, many organizations are facing economic hardship, and for other organizations, there is emerging opportunity.  Trends are emerging that not only impact how...

A Review of the CARES Act

April 9, 2020

As most organizations and individuals are facing unprecedented times and getting used to a new “normal,” a new piece of legislation was passed that will certainly make history because no stimulus package like this has ever been created before.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act (CARES Act)...

What to Review When Making COVID-19 Related Pay Decisions

April 9, 2020

Like many organizations around the country, leaders are having to make some tough pay decisions that will impact their employees as a result of the coronavirus and the new regulations.  Making these decisions are hard and while the administration of changing pay might seem easy, there are several things...

Review of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

April 9, 2020

On March 18th, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law, becoming effective April 1st, 2020, and ending December 31st, 2020.  The FFRCA provides emergency paid sick leave, and it amended the FMLA to include expanded paid family and medical benefits to employees, so they...

Virginia’s New Wage Statement Requirements for 2020

January 16, 2020

Did you know as of January 1st this year, Virginia employers are required to provide employees with an itemized wage statement “each regular pay date”? Prior to 2020, employers were only required to provide wage statements upon request. Virginia Code § 40.1-29 has been amended to require nearly all...

SCA and the ACA: The Cost of Compliance

March 28, 2017

Service Contract Act & Affordable Care Act Requirements Review Recognizing so many of my clients are government contractors, I know it can be tough keeping up with compliance. It gets especially tricky if you have McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) contracts in an already highly regulated industry. With the addition...