How employers can support the mental health of their employees during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. People have experienced financial hardship, additional challenges with childcare and school cancellations, job loss, reduced hours, sickness, and grief. The future is uncertain, and the present is extra stressful. And to make matters worse, many of the networks and practices that people use to [...]

January 20th, 2021|Covid-19|

Update on COVID Sick Pay

COVID Sick Pay Update The new COVID Relief Bill states that employees will not get new Emergency Paid Sick Leave hours. They may use —the unused portion of their original allotment that remains on January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021. For instance, if an employee who was entitled to 80 hours of EPSL between [...]

December 30th, 2020|Covid-19, FFCRA|

Telework & business costs: Covid-19 guidelines for reimbursing workers

Covid-19 Guidelines for Reimbursing Workers As the Covid-19 emergency continues, many employees are still working remotely, and that may mean employers have the responsibility to reimburse business expenses workers incur at home. Depending on how these expenses impact workers' income, both state and federal laws come into play. In some cases, employees may not have [...]

September 9th, 2020|Covid-19, reimbursement|

Violation of federal law: 2 weeks of self-quarantine without paid sick leave

ZoomX Inc., a delivery service contractor in Katy TX, failed to provide paid sick leave to an employee whose healthcare provider advised the employee to self-quarantine for two weeks due to the coronavirus. For this violation of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act provision of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, ZoomX was penalized $1700 [...]

September 9th, 2020|Covid-19, Uncategorized|