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Rethinking Employee Benefits to Address a Remote Workforce

Posted on: June 30th, 2021 by

We’re finally starting to ease out of the pandemic as an increasing percentage of the population becomes vaccinated. While some employers are on the verge of bringing employees back into the office, others are contemplating a more permanent remote work scenario. According to a survey conducted by the staffing firm LaSalle Network, 77% of the…

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4 Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout when Working Remotely

Posted on: June 1st, 2021 by

It’s been over a year since the remote working experiment began. As we ease out of the pandemic, it’s become clear that this is no longer “an experiment” – for many companies, remote work environments are here to stay. According to a survey from the accounting and consulting firm Eisner Amper, 60% of business executives…

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7 HR Considerations for Companies with Remote Workers

Posted on: April 13th, 2021 by

We are now officially one year into the remote work experiment that was forced upon many companies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While businesses experienced a variety of successes and challenges associated with adapting to a remote work environment, most companies and employees have found the virtual office model to be positive. Most Americans will…

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New Colorado Paid Family Leave Laws: What You Need to Know

Posted on: February 17th, 2021 by

This past November, Colorado passed Proposition 118, which established a statewide paid family and medical leave (PFML) insurance program. Funding for the program will begin in January 2023, and employees can begin using PFML benefits as of January 2024. The state is creating a new Division of Family and Medical Leave Insurance to oversee the…

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How to Protect Yourself from COVID Unemployment Benefits Fraud

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021 by

Unemployment has skyrocketed over the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many states have been inundated with unemployment benefits claims and have been struggling to keep up with the backlog of cases. In addition, states are feeling the pressure to deliver these important benefits as fast as possible since people are truly in dire…

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Should I Keep a Remote Working Policy Once the COVID-19 Vaccine is Available?

Posted on: January 4th, 2021 by

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employers to reimagine the notion of the traditional workspace. In efforts to keep employees safe and stem the spread of the pandemic, many businesses have been forced to implement a remote working policy over the last nine months. While there were some initial growing pains as companies had to…

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6 Workplace Trends for 2021

Posted on: December 29th, 2020 by

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we view just about every aspect of our lives. 2020 has been fraught with stress and uncertainty, but it has also inspired an incredible amount of resiliency and innovation, particularly in the workplace. As a result, the past year has redefined the way businesses conduct their operations as…

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How Can I Use DiSC Personality Profiles to Understand How My Colleagues Work and Improve Employee Interactions?

Posted on: October 29th, 2020 by

Everyone has their own unique personality which drives the way they think, act and react. This can often create situations where statements and actions are misperceived by others, resulting in tension, hurt feelings, poor communication, or unmet expectations. Similarly, a failure to understand the ways in which others think and act can increase conflict, particularly…

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Employer Tips on Employee Reclassification Buy-In

Posted on: September 29th, 2020 by

The Department of Labor (DOL) periodically raises the earnings threshold necessary for executive, professional and administrative employees to qualify for FLSA exemption from overtime wages. The last change went into effect in January 2020 and raised the earning threshold to $35,568/year. Whenever this earnings threshold changes, it may require you to evaluate the status of…

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Managing Masks in the Workplace

Posted on: August 27th, 2020 by

Depending on the state you live in, masks are now very commonplace when you are out and about. While some have made mask-wearing political statements about personal rights versus COVID spread, here in Colorado, the Governor has mandated wearing them. As a result of the mask mandate, we do get asked how employers should navigate…

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