May 2020
HR & Safety News, Insights, and Updates  
What are the basic rules for PPP loan forgiveness?

In April, small/mid businesses all over Florida jumped at the chance to obtain SBA loans to help stay in business and fund payroll. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) authorized billions for qualifying businesses to obtain loans for payroll, benefits, rent and other costs, and the key feature is the "forgiveness" aspect of the Program. The SBA has not issued the final regulations on forgiveness, but here are the basic rules we know so far. Click for full article.
Workplace Preparation for "Smart, Safe and Step by Step" Return to Work

On April 29, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-112 called Safe, Smart, Step by Step Plan for Florida's recovery.  The plan involves individual responsibility (limiting personal interactions and avoiding large groups), senior citizens and individuals with significant underlying medical conditions are still encouraged to stay home, and many businesses have been given the green light to start opening.  (read more) 

COVID-19 Safety at Construction Sites

In Florida, general contractors, construction trades, subcontractors and other construction related businesses have continued to operate during the "safer at home" orders because they were designated as essential businesses. There is also some evidence that working outside, in the sunlight may actually slow the spread of COVID. The CDC has noted that generally coronavirus survives for shorter periods at higher temperatures and higher humidity.  Full blog
Are Employee COVID-19 Cases OSHA Recordable?

The number of COVID-19 cases has passed 500,000 nationwide and 20,000 in Florida. Many of these cases occurred after workplace exposure, such as from a customer or co-worker. But, since the virus can be picked up anywhere, how can a work-related source be confirmed so that the case is recorded as an occupational illness on the OSHA 300 form?
12 Tips For Making Your Virtual Meetings More Professional

More employees are working from home, more meetings are conducted online, and more candidates are interviewing via webcam. When you're in a virtual meeting with a colleague, hiring manager, or client through a conferencing platform like Skype, Zoom, Teams, or Slack, that virtual environment becomes part of your personal brand.    (continue...)
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