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CDC Releases Guidance on Handling COVID-19 Policy Disputes With Customers

CDC Releases Guidance on Handling COVID-19 Policy Disputes With Customers

The past few months have seen multiple instances of aggression and violence against workers who attempted to enforce their establishment’s COVID-19 prevention policies and practices with customers. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidance instructing employees not to force any customer who appears upset or potentially violent …

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President Trump Signs Executive Order on Pandemic Relief

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Pandemic Relief

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order and three memorandums to address pandemic relief in response to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After negotiations for a relief package between the White House and lawmakers collapsed, the executive actions extend pandemic unemployment benefits, student loan payment deferrals, eviction protections for renters and …

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From The Desk of Richard Ollis - 5/20/2020 Update

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(May 20, 2020)  In our last communication, we focused on our return to work plans and policies that businesses should consider to protect their organization, their employees and their customers. Several areas are difficult and controversial (masks and travel) and each business should implement what works best for them. We’ll cover another “hot topic” in …

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CARES Act Allows Tax-free Student Loan Assistance

CARES Act Allows Tax-free Student Loan Assistance

Among other measures aimed at easing student loan burdens during the coronavirus pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes a provision that temporarily allows employers to make tax-free payments of up to $5,250 toward their employees’ student loans. Under this provision, employer payments toward their employees’ qualified educational loans between …

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