Tag: workers

5 Tips for Regaining Our Stride in Post-COVID-19 World

Here are some personal musings on the past year and how its lasting lessons may in fact make us all stronger at work and in the most important venue of all, our lives. After all, as Einstein once said, “Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.”

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IRS Extends Health Coverage Tax Credit through 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on December 28 that it will extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) through December 31,  2021. The HCTC, which allows a tax credit to offset up to 72.5 percent of the cost of health insurance premiums, applies to workers who lost their jobs due to trade-related reasons or […]

The Distraction Cycle

Distraction is one of the most significant and constant enemies of productivity. Some estimates say it can take as much as 23 minutes to get refocused on a task after a distraction. Obviously, in certain workplaces prone to frequent distractions, that can eat up the bulk of a day if not controlled.

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Let’s ‘Ketchup’ on Latest DOL Guidance for Tipped Employees

During the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance governing tipped employees, providing long-awaited clarification on wage and hour issues such as (1) when nontipped employees can share in a mandatory tip pool, (2) what constitutes wrongfully “keeping” an employee’s tips, and (3) when employers may take a tip credit. The regulations […]

Vaccine

Study Shows Most Employees Will Get Vaccine

Dominating the news cycle and Zoom meeting conversations is, of course, COVID-19. Questions such as what a “new normal” will look like and when work-from-home employees will return to the office abound.

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2021 Is the Year to Invest in Your Frontline Workforce

While everyone was counting down the days until the ending of 2020, leading analysts were saying companies need to start 2021 with a clear, compelling message to employees. Workers want the new year to go better than the previous tumultuous one, and it’s up to employers to communicate how.