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FFCRA Sick Leave Option in 2021

The Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and the Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFMLA) that were mandated in the FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020. However, the new COVID-19 relief package that was recently passed by Congress and signed by the…

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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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Security

Small Business Fraud Is Up

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread through the world, so too has fraudulent activity that affects small businesses. Crises like the COVID-19 pandemic offer a prime opportunity to prey on unsuspecting businesses while they are preoccupied with keeping their businesses afloat.…

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