Workplace distractions can lead to lost productivity

Some workplace distractions and interruptions are unavoidable, but others if not properly controlled or regulated could lead to injuries, lost productivity, and a decrease in worker morale. Work interruptions are a distraction that can result in work errors or accidents. Before addressing or responding to another person, workers should shut down or disengage any work […]

Potential Fines for Vaccine Mandate Noncompliance

With the Supreme Court set to make a determination on the permissibility of the Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandate this week, many are wondering what the fines could be for noncompliance. When President Biden announced a federal COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirement for companies with 100 or more employees, legal experts had their concerns. The biggest […]

Vaccination Mandate Update

President Biden’s vaccine and testing mandates for large businesses. The directives, which require workers at companies with more than 100 employees to either get fully vaccinated or provide negative COVID-19 test results weekly, had been temporarily blocked by a federal appeals panel in Louisiana early last month. Previously scheduled to take effect on Jan. 4, […]

Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans update

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has reported that they have processed approximately half of the forgiveness applications that they have received. It is important to point out to small businesses that applications for forgiveness of your PPP loans are due very soon, for many prior to the end of July. Remember, if you meet certain […]

Gov. Abbott ends statewide mandates starting March 10, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) says it’s time to “open Texas 100%” and ended the statewide mask mandate, effective next Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The governor delivered a statewide address Tuesday from Lubbock where he said the state mandates were no longer needed in the battle against COVID-19 and that he was issuing a new […]

The Pending Employment Tax Tsunami

One of the questions that have clients have asked our team recently is “What is going to happen to state and federal unemployment rates after all these unemployment claims have been paid?” That is very good questions as businesses start to look ahead to better times post-COVID pandemic, and honestly, it’s one that bears serious […]

HOLD ON SMALL BUSINESSES. The Cavalry is on the way!

Today (Thursday April 9th) Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell shared that the government has set up new loan programs and reinforced existing ones by approving $2.3 trillion in funding and lending support for businesses and the economy. Basically, the U.S. Treasury Department is providing much needed support by using the central bank’s powers to fight […]

Will temperature checks become commonplace moving forward?

As everyone contemplates what the “new norm” will be like after the Coronavirus crisis is behind us, public testing of some form seems to be a given. However, testing for the virus takes time and money. So, it is not likely that we will see swabs and needle pricks as a common testing method across […]

PPP Loan Processing: David versus Goliath

Observations this morning from Larry Kudlow (Director of the U.S. National Economic Council) are that the smaller community and regional banks are outperforming the major banks thus far (including Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Chase Bank) in processing PPP loan submissions. In fact, we can report that our PEO clients that have utilized the […]

Summary of the SMALL BUSINESS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

We have been getting a lot of  questions about the payroll programs the Government is setting up. The Treasury Dept. made this quick one page summary to break down some of the questions and answers that employers have been seeking. The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of […]