The PEO Industry lost one of its early pioneers

Larry Roberts Sr. a/k/a “Senior” lost his 25+ year battle with Parkinson’s Disease on Wednesday April 13, 2022 passing in his sleep. During the mid 1980’s, Senior became intrigued by an emerging industry known at the time as “Employee Leasing.” In 1987, along with his good friend, Howard Gibraltar, they launched what would eventually become […]

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 […]

Vaccine Mandate’s fate rest with Supreme Court

The Supreme Court announced Wednesday December 22nd that it will hold a special hearing next month to hear oral arguments and will consider challenges to the Biden administration’s pandemic efforts affecting millions of workers. This is the federal nationwide vaccine and testing requirement for large employers (with 100+ employees), and a separate coronavirus vaccine mandate […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

LLRG’s 2nd COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Responses

As many counties have eased their initial lockdowns in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners and workforce face the thorny challenge of how to conduct business in a safely manner. The health and safety of our clients and their workforces is our primary concern. There are a number of measures we are taking […]

$600 monthly unemployment bonus being debated

There’s an intense debate currently occurring on Capitol Hill regarding additional relief and/or stimulus benefits for small businesses. Both political parties seem to be in agreement that more aid is needed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic; however what should be included in the next round of legislation is far from certain. One area […]