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What Policies Should Be Included in an Employee Handbook

Once we get past why every business needs an employee handbook (that’s a subject for another blog), we are next asked what policies should be included. Since what you put in your handbook can come back to haunt you, let’s start with what should not be included: Promises of any kind an employer isn’t willing…
new jersey business secure choice

New Jersey Business Secure Choice

In an effort to help more employees save for retirement, New Jersey has implemented a new law mandating employers to provide a plan for their employees – The New Jersey Secure Choice program. This is a state-sponsored retirement savings plan for businesses in lieu of a 401k or other qualified plan structure. What is New…
What the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Means for Your Business

What the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Means for Your Business

Congress officially passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to provide assistance to individuals and businesses struggling due to COVID-19. This $1.9 trillion bill, expected to be signed on Friday, March 12 by President Biden, will be one of the largest stimulus packages in US history, providing broad-based aid to state and local governments, and hard-hit…
The Intersection of a New Normal and a New Administration

The Intersection of a New Normal and a New Administration

Welcome to 2021, a year of new normalcies. No, the coronavirus pandemic has not ended and yes, our country has a new president…so what happens next? While companies continue to adjust to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, they now need to prepare for new changes resulting from a new administration. It is…
COVID Pandemic to Endemic What Employers Need to Know

COVID Pandemic to Endemic?
What Employers Need to Know

Lately, clients have been asking us when the COVID-19 pandemic will end and life will return to normal. The truth is, we may already be in the “new normal,” or at least, very close to it. Recent studies and publications have shown us that COVID-19 is most likely around for the long haul, moving the…
NJ Executive Order 192

NJ Executive Order Update

Yesterday, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 192, establishing safety mandates for NJ businesses to follow due to the recent spike in cases of COVID-19 throughout the state. These mandates, formerly referred to as guidelines, are practices many businesses have already implemented and are consistent with the guidance we have been providing to clients; however,…
Reopening Small Business Post COVID

Reopening Small Business Post COVID: HR & Liability Guidelines

As business owners prepare for phases of reopening, we bring to you the next topic in our Economic Wellness Series: Reopening Small Business Post COVID. Register for the webinar here: Registration Link (closed) Please join us for a live webinar on understanding the essential guidelines from an HR and Liability perspective. If you’re planning to…
Return to Work Guide

Return to Work Guide

We are returning to work— so now what? As business leaders and owners, there is so much to consider to ensure that we are providing a safe place for employees to return to. The checklist below provides guidance on areas that need attention: Consider Addressing Employees With a Welcome Back to Work Email. You May…
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Looking Ahead of COVID-19

Many people have referred to our current situation in life as “the new normal;” however, the new normal has yet to come. The changes we have faced over the past few months have been difficult and for some, drastic, but they are not permanent. Eventually, the pandemic crisis will end, social distancing will disappear, and…

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