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Preventing Turnover Post-pandemic

Preventing Turnover Post-pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is finally getting under control. As more Americans get vaccinated, states are gradually lifting restrictions, and life is returning to pre-pandemic normalcy. Finally, individuals can get to the tasks they’ve been postponing for more than a year. Unfortunately for employers looking to retain employees, some employees are now ready to find new …

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Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Programs

Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Programs

While decisions regarding vaccine distribution vary by state and local governments, eligibility will soon expand to most adults in the United States. This means it’s time for employers to prepare to put plans into action. For some organizations, these plans may include a workplace vaccination program. This HR Insights article provides an overview of guidance …

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CDC Updates Outdoor Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

CDC Updates Outdoor Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. This update loosens the CDC’s mask-wearing recommendations for those fully vaccinated, allowing many outdoor activities without a mask. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose …

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President Biden Announces Tax Credit for Small Businesses Offering Paid Leave for Vaccination

President Biden Announces Tax Credit for Small Businesses Offering Paid Leave for Vaccination

Recently, President Joe Biden issued a call for employers to take additional steps to help get their employees and communities vaccinated against COVID-19. As part of that effort, president Biden announced a paid leave tax credit for small- and medium-sized businesses. This credit will allow eligible employers to fully offset the cost of paid leave …

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FDA and CDC Call for Pause on Distribution of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

In a joint statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have called for an immediate halt on the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet on Wednesday, April 14, to further review these cases …

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OSHA’s Latest Guidance on Creating COVID-19 Prevention Programs

OSHA’s Latest Guidance on Creating COVID-19 Prevention Programs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued new guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This guidance—which pertains to organizations outside of the health care sector—is intended to inform both employees and employers of the risks of occupational COVID-19 exposure, as well as outline top COVID-19 control measures …

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Overview of the American Rescue Plan

Overview of the American Rescue Plan

The $1.9 trillion relief bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, has been signed into law by President Joe Biden. Highlights of the bill include extended unemployment benefits, direct checks to individuals and more. While some of the bill was changed during its time with Congress, it’s largely similar to the initial version passed by …

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