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 […]

Important insights and tips regarding the Vaccine Mandate

LLRG has conducted separate meetings with employment law attorneys, OSHA representatives and HR consultants regarding the Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandate—set to go into effect January 10, 2022. This employer regulation is to be enforced by OSHA. OSHA is set to begin enforcement of the mandate on February 9, 2022. While at the time of this […]

CDC reduces the isolation period for those COVID-19 infected and exposed

Contrary to what many might have expected, the CDC has reduced the number of days recommend for people to isolate after being infected with COVID-19 to five days from 10. This is likely due to recent research, improved pandemic-management practices and the hardships experienced by several industries as the Omicron variant continues to spread. Basically, […]

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 […]

Texas Announces End to Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

Monday May 17th, 2021, Texas aligned with a growing number of states that will stop paying the federally funded $300 in extra pandemic-related weekly unemployment aid during the pandemic. The extra benefits in Texas will end June 26. Gov. Greg Abbott said in a letter to the Biden administration. He joins at least a dozen […]

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 […]