December 2020

It has certainly been the kind of year no one could have predicted. Every family, organization and community has been impacted in some way, leaving a lot to be desired from 2020. The HRA team is no exception and shares in that collective sentiment that we're all "over it". But in taking full stock of the year, we do take pride in having learned to adapt and evolve business processes, pushed through the unknowns with courage and fortitude, and simply focused on what we do best in order to show up for our clients when they needed us most.

During the holiday season, we all look forward to coming together in special ways with co-workers, clients, friends and families to count our blessings, show appreciation for one another and celebrate a year and job well done. The way we celebrate might look different, but the reasons for the season are more meaningful than ever. 

No matter how you plan to go about the holidays, we are wishing you a season of hope, peace, joy and love---all things that can withstand the test of time and hardship that 2020 has brought in such unprecedented ways. 

From each and every one of us at HR Advantage, blessings and happy holidays to you and yours. 

Stay Well,

The HRA Team
Lynette Weatherford  MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | President | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 4
Candida Arvizu SPHR, SHRM-CP | HR Advisor | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 1
Karla Callaway BS | HR Recruiter | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 2
Camille Knowles PHR, SHRM-CP | HR Advisor | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 3
Elizabeth Hurst MBA | Business Development | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 5
HR HotlineEmail | 877-894-0202 ext. 5

  Contact us at info@hradvantageweb.net
or 877-894-0202 
December Contents
  • Year End HR Checklist
  • Order Now! 2021 State & Federal Employment Posters
  • Video: Recruitment During a Pandemic
  • Revised Form 941 to Include COVID-19 Tax Credits
  • CDC: Quarantine Reduced for COVID Exposures
  • Career Opportunities: Senior HR Manager, Program Director, Nurse/BSN

Year End HR Checklist 

 Here are some helpful HR reminders for as you prepare to wrap up the       end of the year:
  • Verify the current address and contact information for all employees so that W-2s are mailed to the correct location
  • Handbook reviews (with new sections relating to Infectious Disease)
  • HR Health Check Assessment of your organization
  • Salary and Wage benchmarking:  Missouri minimum wage will continue to go up .85 cents each year until 2023. The new minimum wage will go from $9.45 in 2020 to $10.30 in 2021. Exemption is provided to retail or service businesses with annual gross sales less than $500,000.
  • Labor poster updates - order your posters from HR Advantage
  • Review Personnel File Retention Requirements
  • Schedule Training:  Preventing Harassment 
  • Map out your HR strategy and initiatives for 2021!

Now Accepting Orders!

$55 each + shipping 
Order Deadline - December 15th

  Why Are Employment Posters Important?

   Employers are required to display labor law posters for the benefit of      both employees and customers, informing them of key provisions in        the law. Posters should be displayed in an area that is accessible to all    employees, or made available for remote workers.

   Your 2021 poster will include important updates such as:
  • 2021 Updated Missouri Minimum Wage 
  • Changes to state Department of Labor, Wage & Hour, Unemployment, & Workers' Compensation
  • Federal updates such as OSHA and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Order Deadline: December 15th
Estimated delivery in January 2021

HR Coffee Talks: 
Recruitment During a Pandemic
HR Coffee Talk, 11/19/2020

This year has impacted business in a multitude of ways, and recruitment is no exception!  Tune in as our HR Advantage advisors discuss the new challenges in recruitment during a pandemic!
IRS Form 941 to Include
COVID-19 Related Tax Credits
  The FFCRA and CARES Act provides tax credits to cover business expenses         related to COVID-19, including emergency paid sick leave and expanded            family and medical leave, from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. 
  Tax credits can be claimed on revised Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal    Tax Return. For more information, contact your tax advisor or visit irs.gov.

CDC Reduces Quarantine Time 
for COVID-19 Exposures

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its guidelines for people who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. People-excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months--who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are advised to quarantine. 

Previously the CDC recommended a 14-day quarantine for those potentially exposed. 

Now, exposure warrants a quarantine of 10 or seven days, depending on one's test results and symptoms.  If individuals do not develop symptoms, they need only quarantine for 10 days; if they test negative, that period can be reduced to just 7 days.
Employers who choose to adopt this change should update COVID-19 related leave and return to work forms and policies.
Career Opportunities

 HR Advantage offers executive recruitment of candidates in C-Suite,   Sales, and Administrative positions for our clients. Our firm offers   concierge services to both the employer and candidates, helping to   assure the perfect match. Potential applicants are invited to join our database of thoroughly vetted, qualified candidates.  
Click on the open positions below to learn more.

Senior HR Manager
Monett, MO
Contact: emily@hradvantageweb.net

Independence, MO

$50,000 Annually
Full-time Exempt
Lee's Summit, MO

All placement fees are paid by employers. No fee is ever charged to an applicant. Applicants may submit resume/credentials confidentially to info@hradvantageweb.net.
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Candida Arvizu 
HR Advisor
877.894.0202 ext. 1

Karla Callaway, BS
HR Recruiter 
877.894.0202 ext. 2
Elizabeth Hurst, MBA, BA
Business Development Manager
877.894.0202 ext. 5

Camille Knowles
HR Advisor
877.894.0202 ext. 3

Lynette Weatherford 
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887.894.0202 ext. 4

HR Hotline
877-894-0202 ext. 5