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Well-being Ideas for Remote Employees

In order to have a healthy business in the current environment, it’s important to look out for the health and well-being of your employees, including their mental health. This can be especially difficult as your employees begin to work from home while the risk of the Coronavirus is present. Unaddressed depression in the workplace (or, …

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How To Get Financial Help Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

We at Guardian know that employers have many questions about resources in these unprecedented times. To that end, we have compiled a list of links for various sources of financial help and other information. We will continue to pass along information as it becomes available. The government has set up Benefits.gov, which walks users through …

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DHS Allows Remote Review of Form I-9s During COVID-19 Emergency

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it is temporarily relaxing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification document review requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Employers whose employees are working remotely to limit physical proximity during the national emergency will be permitted to review their employees’ identity and employment authorization documents remotely. Employers are …

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URGENT: CAL Warn Suspended and Modified

With many restaurants forced to close and numerous other businesses facing the prospect of laying off workers in response to the economic fallout from COVID-19, employers have to give careful attention to potential notice obligations under the federal WARN Act and its state equivalent, Cal-WARN. WARN and Cal-WARN require employers to give 60-day advance notice …

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URGENT: Employer Information when a shelter-in-place/stay-at-home order is issued

What actions do I have a take as an Employer if a shelter-in-place/stay-at-home is issued? Unless an essential service such as a grocery store, pharmacy, gas station, etc., employers must abide by these orders and keep employees at home. This is a matter of both employee and public safety and OSHA regulations demand that employers …

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URGENT: Coronavirus Bill Passes

The Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, 2020, an economic stimulus plan aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Americans and introducing paid sick leave and an expanded family and medical leave act to the nation’s employers. An earlier version of this Act (H.R. 6201) was previously …

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Pandemic Triggers New ADA Rules

May an employer send employees home if they display influenza-like symptoms during a pandemic? Yes. During a pandemic, how much information may an employer request from employees who report feeling ill at work or who call in sick? Employers may ask employees if they are experiencing influenza-like symptoms, such as fever or chills and a …

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The Emergency Coronavirus Bill: What Employers Need to Know Regarding the Legislative Response to COVID-19

This email is being provided as a courtesy to Guardian HR clients in attempts to keep you as up to date as possible on employment law and the coronavirus. Please note these matters are subject to change and our staff are working extra diligently to keep you posted on all developments as they occur. During …

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URGENT: Coronavirus 2020 Q&A – Update

As the new strain of coronavirus—and the respiratory illness it causes, known as COVID-19—spreads, employers nationwide are finding themselves faced with a myriad of questions. With progress of this disease constantly evolving, employer guidance is also changing on a very frequent basis. The White House, the Department of Labor (DOL), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission …

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Safety First: How to Keep the Workplace and Your Employees Safe

If you have any exposure to the daily news or, in some places, just look out your window, you can find more than ample proof that the world is a scary place. Life can be dangerous and difficult, and everyone is constantly looking for ways to minimize their risk. Recent Shooting Sparks Concern Sometimes our …

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