How to manage a remote workforce without sacrificing your company’s mission or culture

How to manage a remote workforce without sacrificing your company’s mission or culture

You’ve adapted a remote-work policy for your employees, and many left the traditional office structure for a home-office setup as a health and safety precaution. Now, in-person collaboration with co-workers largely has been replaced with meetings conducted through digital platforms. Concerns are high about a loss of productivity and employees growing distant from the mission…
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Commerce Department’s SPARK grant program ends

Commerce Department’s SPARK grant program ends

Applications are now closed for a Kansas Department of Commerce grant program designed to help small businesses offset revenue losses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $130 million in relief funding was made available through the Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) program. But the funding allocation for the SPARK grants went quickly. SPARK…
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Federal judge vacates portions of FFCRA legislation

Federal judge vacates portions of FFCRA legislation

A federal court in New York has struck down portions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The court ruled the U.S. Department of Labor exceeded its authority with regard to four components of the act: The work-availability requirement. The definition of health care provider. An employee being required to secure employer consent for…
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Department of Homeland Security further extends I-9 verification flexibility as COVID-19 pandemic persists

Department of Homeland Security further extends I-9 verification flexibility as COVID-19 pandemic persists

The relaxed requirement for employers to conduct in-person employment eligibility verification through Form I-9 will continue for at least another month.    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are again extending employment eligibility verification requirements due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, employers that are operating in…
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What OSHA says about the proper use of face coverings in the workplace

What OSHA says about the proper use of face coverings in the workplace

With the use of facemasks now more prevalent in the workplace as a means to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants to ensure employers and employees are using face coverings properly. Many have turned to cloth face coverings as a form of protection, while others use respirators. Surgical…
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