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Navigating COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation for Businesses

The coronavirus and its immediate aftermath have upturned American life as we know it, and businesses leaders across the country have questions about how to keep their employees safe and minimize risk to their companies as the country begins to reopen. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how worker’s compensation policies may be affected by the increased risk of communicable disease in the workplace due to the spread of COVID-19.

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Maximizing the Value of Your Employee Benefits Broker Relationship

Most small business owners are focused on long-term success and business growth, but it can be easy to lose sight of these goals when tasks like managing daily operations with very limited resources come into play. Unlike large-scale businesses, most small business owners juggle everything from administrative duties, payroll, HR, and staying on top of compliance regulations.

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Recruiting and On-Boarding New Employees in a Remote Workplace

Since the nationwide implementation of social distancing measures put in place to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, many companies have shifted to operating a remote workforce. Since mid-February, Forbes reports that almost half of all American companies have asked their employees to work from home. For many business leaders, this has resulted in major disruptions to daily operations, and the process of recruiting and onboarding poses particular challenges.

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Personality and Communication Styles Assessments in the Workplace

Communication is critical to creating a healthy and productive environment—especially in the workplace. Whether you’re in management or not, effective communication among coworkers and employees can make or break working relationships. When you create healthy dialogue with coworkers, relationships flourish and employee morale, productivity, and loyalty thrive.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's to Blame for my Rising Property Taxes?

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away from California, Texas—before it was even called Texas, had a property tax system that was set up to be fair and equitable. It even provided for property tax exemptions. One day, the evil emperor decided to rescind a particularly generous 10-year tax exemption for early Texas colonists and increased tariffs on goods entering from the United States. These new taxes and other laws helped spur the battle for Texas independence.

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Successful Strategies for Offering Voluntary Benefits to Your Employees

Unlike traditional health coverage, voluntary benefits can be a cost-effective way to round out your benefits package. Offering voluntary insurance is one simple way to give your employees access to a financial "safety net" in the event that they suffer an accident or disability.

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Creative Training Solutions to Coronavirus Disruptions

In the wake of the coronavirus, companies have had to adjust to new social distancing best practices. For many businesses, this has involved a huge shift from running daily operations on-site to managing a remote workforce. In light of these recent changes, organizations are forging creative paths around these disruptions, including taking greater advantage of eLearning opportunities for their employees.

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FFCRA: What it Means for Small Businesses and Their Employees

The coronavirus is sweeping through the nation and impacting businesses everywhere, testing companies’ resilience and the welfare of the workforce. In these unprecedented times, laws are swiftly being passed to provide support to those affected.

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Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

In the wake of social distancing measures implemented due to the coronavirus, many companies have shifted their workforce to working remotely. In fact, Forbes reports that almost half of all American companies have asked their employees to work from home since mid-February.

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How the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Will Impact Businesses

COVID-19 has had an unimaginable impact on nearly every aspect of daily life for consumers and businesses alike around the world. Currently, the disease shows no sign of slowing down, and the concern for how this will impact American lives and businesses continues to grow.

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