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Federal & MA COVID-19 Leave Laws Set to Expire September 30

Federal & MA COVID-19 Leave Laws Set to Expire September 30

As of September 27, 2021, both the federal and the Massachusetts COVID-19 leave laws are set to expire on September 30, 2021, and it does not appear that either the Federal or State legislatures will be extending these laws. Click here for information on the specifics...

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Understanding When to Use a State W-4

Understanding When to Use a State W-4

What is a State W-4 Form? A state W-4 Form is a state-specific tax document that serves as a guide for employees to calculate their state tax withholding requirements that translates into a specific amount based on each paycheck to go towards state taxes. It works...

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Protect your Business with Periodic Payroll Audits

Protect your Business with Periodic Payroll Audits

For many small and medium-sized businesses, processing payroll presents the greatest risk for costly errors and the least protected financial activity when it comes to potential fraud. Both exposures can be well managed with a periodic payroll audit. Use the Symphony...

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Connecticut Now Requires Disclosure of Wage Ranges

Connecticut Now Requires Disclosure of Wage Ranges

Connecticut addresses wage ranges with HB Number 6380 entitled "An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Ranges," which goes into effect Oct. 1. Under the new law, an employer is prohibited from: Failing or refusing to provide an applicant for employment the wage...

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ERC Eligibility and Your Business

ERC Eligibility and Your Business

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized a credit called the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) to support employers hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since being created by the CARES Act the ERC retroactively improved by the Consolidated...

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Providing Vaccination Incentives to Employees

Providing Vaccination Incentives to Employees

With states reducing restrictions on isolation and gatherings, employers are exploring ways to provide incentives for employees to get their vaccinations. New guidance from the IRS makes clear thatemployers can qualify for credits that support incentives for employees...

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COVID Inspires Re-Evaluation of Where and How People Work

COVID Inspires Re-Evaluation of Where and How People Work

The past 15 months of COVID-19 turmoil with full and part-time “work from home” highlighted weaknesses in work infrastructure including business applications, communication, data sharing methods, data security, and project completion methods. Remote work overwhelmed...

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Mask Policy for the Workplace – What You Need to Consider

Mask Policy for the Workplace – What You Need to Consider

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated their guidance to include that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in many indoor and outdoor settings. Yet an employer may have cause to pause before eliminating masks in...

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