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Zoom Fatigue

Tips for Zoom Fatigue

Local SHRM Chapter Santa Barbara Human Resources  Association (SBHRA) offers simple tips on combating Zoom fatigue: We are using virtual video meetings daily for multiple reasons. We are using virtual meetings for work, school and many types of social activities.…

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Got Zoom Fatigue?

Before the pandemic, roughly two-thirds of all social interactions were face-to-face. Not anymore. Those of us following the rules of social distancing (hope that’s everyone) still talk in person with the people we live with and maybe with a friend…

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IRS News COVID Related

The IRS has posted a  few news updates this week (August 17, 2020): Pending Check Payments and Payment Notices - COVID Related If a taxpayer mailed a check with or without a tax return, it may be unopened in the…

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PPP Forgiveness Application Update

Banks are not accepting the Forgiveness applications yet. There is still some debate in Congress about whether or not PPP loans under a specific threshold ($150,000 was mentioned) might be forgiven outright or with a simple one-page application. The application,…

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PPP Application Deadline Is August 8

Small businesses still have until August 8 to apply for potentially forgivable loans via the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was extended from its original June 30 deadline.  While a second PPP is under consideration in the Continuing Small Business…

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Trump Signs 5-week PPP Extension

President Donald Trump signed a bill Saturday re-opening the application window for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until Aug. 8. The five-week extension had been approved last week by both chambers of Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives and the…

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California Requires Face Coverings

On June 18, 2020, the California Department of Public Health announced that statewide, the general public is now required to use cloth face coverings when outside the home, with limited exceptions. https://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/2020/06/californians-must-wear-face-coverings-outside-their-homes/

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PPPFA Has Been Signed Into Law

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that gives employers more flexibility when using Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds and applying for loan forgiveness. On May 27, 2020, the House passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA)…

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