HR Works: COVID-19 Update on Paycheck Protection Program

As companies struggle to stay in business, many have decided to take advantage of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, or the PPP for short. HR professionals should take into consideration the details surrounding this type of loan, like whether you have to hire back the same employees to take advantage of loan forgiveness, […]

HR Works: Behavioral Health Support Has Never Been More Important

The isolation of stay at home orders are accelerating behavioral health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, but even during the best of times, making sure you are aware of the mental health needs of your employees is very important. That means understanding risk factors and having a well-trained HR team to handle everything from benefits […]

HR Works: COVID-19 Update on Collective Action Part 2

In the last episode of HR Works: COVID-19 Update, we began speaking with employment attorney Jacob M. Monty, managing partner and founder of Monty & Ramirez LLP  about the potential for concerted activity during the pandemic. Today we dig a little deeper into how collective action happens and what you can do to avoid it. […]

HR Works: COVID-19 Update on Collective Action

Employers beware! The situation we find ourselves in provides unique leverage and incentives for collective action. Many low paid workers have been labelled essential and are obligated to work in hazardous conditions for the same low pay, or in some cases even with pay cuts. Workers in non-essential businesses have watched their companies cut pay, […]


HR Works: HR’s Role in Suicide Prevention

Note: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 The topic of this episode is a difficult one, but one that is very important in the context of employee mental health: suicide. What does HR do when an employee threatens suicide? What if they attempt it? What if they succeed? These troubling circumstances are more than a “maybe.” […]

HR Works: COVID-19 Update on Immigration Freeze Part 2

Last week we began discussing the Trump Administration’s immigration freeze and what that means for employers with Jacob M. Monty, managing partner and founder of Monty & Ramirez LLP. We discussed furloughs and layoffs affecting the status of foreign national workers, details about the freeze itself, and more. This week we finish that talk and […]

HR Works: COVID-19 Update on Immigration Freeze Part 1

As you may be aware, the Trump Administration recently announced a 60-day suspension of immigration to the United States. The freeze is said to prevent green card workers from moving to the U.S. but will allow temporary workers on non-immigrant visas to enter. Today we will discuss the consequences of the ban for U.S. employers. […]

Low-Cost Recruitment Tactics for 2020 (Infographic)

We’re barely a quarter of the way through 2020 and it’s already felt like the longest year ever! The global COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the economy and the employment landscape as a result. Whatever predictions were made at the end of 2019 have gone out the window.


HR Works: A Close Look at Working From Home

In this episode we discuss the new remote workforce. Most of us that remain employed do so from our homes. This has created a host of new problems. That includes people having to setup their home offices that didn’t have the technology or space to do so. People are working alongside their children, pets, and […]

HR Works: COVID-19 Update on the FFCRA Part 2

Welcome to the second weekly episode of HR Works: COVID-19 Update. Going forward, will be publishing these shorter episodes every week with the goal of covering employment law issues surrounding COVID-19. For this second episode we are pleased to have our returning guest, employment attorney Jonathan Mook, of DiMuroGinsberg PC, with us. We discuss more details […]