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Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

August 23rd, 2021

As COVID-19 cases begin to rise again due to the delta variant, many employers are fearing that another shutdown may be on the horizon. In an effort to avoid this scenario, protect the safety of employees and customers, and guard against the potential financial damage another shutdown will cause to their business, an increasing number
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Changing Rules of Employment – How to Hire and Fire

August 16th, 2021

The employment landscape is rapidly changing. New laws and regulations are constantly being enacted which impact the norms associated with hiring and firing employees. It’s crucial that you remain compliant with all current laws regarding hiring and firing practices to avoid the risk of lawsuits and government agency enforcement. While it’s always best to work
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Is Your Business in Compliance with Colorado’s New Equal Pay Act?

July 26th, 2021

The Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, commonly referred to as the Equal Pay Act, took effect on January 1, 2021. We briefly discussed this new law after the Colorado Legislature passed the Equal Pay Act in 2019. The law has now been in effect for six months, and we want to take a
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5 Tips for Transitioning Employees Back to the Office

July 15th, 2021

As vaccination rates increase and COVID cases continue to decline, we’ve entered a new phase of the pandemic. In large parts of the country, we’re starting to see “the light at the end of the tunnel.” This has led many states to begin easing up on capacity restrictions for indoor environments. For many businesses, this
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Rethinking Employee Benefits to Address a Remote Workforce

June 30th, 2021

We’re finally starting to ease out of the pandemic as an increasing percentage of the population becomes vaccinated. While some employers are on the verge of bringing employees back into the office, others are contemplating a more permanent remote work scenario. According to a survey conducted by the staffing firm LaSalle Network, 77% of the
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4 Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout when Working Remotely

June 1st, 2021

It’s been over a year since the remote working experiment began. As we ease out of the pandemic, it’s become clear that this is no longer “an experiment” – for many companies, remote work environments are here to stay. According to a survey from the accounting and consulting firm Eisner Amper, 60% of business executives
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7 HR Considerations for Companies with Remote Workers

April 13th, 2021

We are now officially one year into the remote work experiment that was forced upon many companies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While businesses experienced a variety of successes and challenges associated with adapting to a remote work environment, most companies and employees have found the virtual office model to be positive. Most Americans will
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New Colorado Paid Family Leave Laws: What You Need to Know

February 17th, 2021

This past November, Colorado passed Proposition 118, which established a statewide paid family and medical leave (PFML) insurance program. Funding for the program will begin in January 2023, and employees can begin using PFML benefits as of January 2024. The state is creating a new Division of Family and Medical Leave Insurance to oversee the
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How to Protect Yourself from COVID Unemployment Benefits Fraud

February 3rd, 2021

Unemployment has skyrocketed over the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many states have been inundated with unemployment benefits claims and have been struggling to keep up with the backlog of cases. In addition, states are feeling the pressure to deliver these important benefits as fast as possible since people are truly in dire
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Should I Keep a Remote Working Policy Once the COVID-19 Vaccine is Available?

January 4th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employers to reimagine the notion of the traditional workspace. In efforts to keep employees safe and stem the spread of the pandemic, many businesses have been forced to implement a remote working policy over the last nine months. While there were some initial growing pains as companies had to
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