202004.20
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Is Using Zoom a Good Idea?

While Zoom appears to be more popular than GoToMeeting, Google Duo and other platforms (most consider the Zoom software more user friendly), Zoom seems to raise more security issues than most business professionals may be comfortable with.  As a result of this concern, a class action lawsuit alleging privacy violations has been filed against Zoom in the…

202003.25
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UPDATE: US Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Emergency FMLA and Sick Leave

Please note that U.S. DOL has established that the effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act is now Wednesday, 4/1/20. Here is the text of the U.S. DOL guidance: DEFINITIONS “Paid sick leave” – means paid leave under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. “Expanded family and medical leave” – means paid leave under the Emergency…

202003.21
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COVID-19 Free Telehealth Assessments

Although we have not tried any telehealth providers, there are two promising sounding free options:  Ro, the direct-to-consumer telehealth startup, has launched a free online telehealth assessment for COVID-19. Those who think they may be experiencing signs or symptoms of the novel coronavirus can complete an online assessment, which will then be reviewed by a physician. If…

202003.21
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BREAKING: COVID-19 Emergency FMLA and Sick leave

On March 18, 2020, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) became law, effective on April 2nd, 2020. While this act has extensive provisions in response to COVID-19, the following areas are important for employers to note: EXPANDED FMLA What is expanded? The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act amends the current Family and Medical…

202003.18
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BREAKING: Emergency Coronavirus Loans From the SBA

As of Wednesday, March 18th, Illinois has been declared eligible for the SBA’s federal emergency loan program, through which the SBA is directly making funds available to eligible small businesses who do not have existing access to working capital in order to help ease the economic impact of the Coronavirus. Based on the currently available…