Leaves of Absence

URGENT: Guardian HR’s Simple Guide to Determine if your Business is Ready to Open

Guardian HR recommends you follow these steps to analyze whether or not your company is prepared to open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides continuing to follow the recommendations issued by state and local health departments when determining the most appropriate actions to take, you should pay particular attention to the five steps listed below: Consider …

URGENT: Guardian HR’s Simple Guide to Determine if your Business is Ready to Open Read More »

URGENT: COVID-19 Return to Work Checklist Supplement

This alert is a supplement designed to be a part of our previous COVID-19 Return to Work Checklist LAWlert: The health and economic conditions created by the COVID-19 crisis have caused unprecedented disruption in the workforce. Now, as some employers begin to bring employees back to work, they are faced with a new set of challenges. …

URGENT: COVID-19 Return to Work Checklist Supplement Read More »

URGENT: Agency Guidance – IRS Notices Announce Increased Flexibility for Certain Plans

Issue Date: May 13, 2020 Our partners at Benefit Comply has put together some crucial information on the IRS’s national response to the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak. The first notice increases “flexibility with respect to mid-year elections under a §125 cafeteria plan during the calendar year 2020 related to employer-sponsored health coverage, health Flexible Spending Arrangements …

URGENT: Agency Guidance – IRS Notices Announce Increased Flexibility for Certain Plans Read More »

URGENT CA: COVID-19 Worker’s Compensation

Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order (EO) creating a rebuttable presumption of worker’s compensation coverage for employees who were directed to work outside the home from March 17 until approximately July 5 and have tested positive for COVID-19. Specifically, the order: Applies to any employee who reported to work outside of the home at the direction …

URGENT CA: COVID-19 Worker’s Compensation Read More »

URGENT: EEOC Won’t Collect Employer EEO-1 Data in 2020 Due to Coronavirus

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on May 7 that it will delay until March 2021 collection of EEO-1 Component 1 information—which asks for the number of employees who work for a covered business sorted by job category, race, ethnicity and gender. “The EEOC recognizes the impact that the current public health emergency is …

URGENT: EEOC Won’t Collect Employer EEO-1 Data in 2020 Due to Coronavirus Read More »

Monthly Compliance Calendar Alert – Keep Your Company Compliant in May: Hiring, and Returning to Work

If you’re in HR, you’re no stranger to compliance management, forms, and deadlines—though keeping them all in order may be a different story. We want to be sure you’re equipped with the right information to keep everything on track year after year, from ACA to FLSA. That’s why we put together the HR compliance calendar …

Monthly Compliance Calendar Alert – Keep Your Company Compliant in May: Hiring, and Returning to Work Read More »