COVID-19 Update: A message from our President

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We hope that you, and those close to you, are healthy and safe during these turbulent days.
We all are trying to navigate this ever-changing environment and avoid too much disruption for our businesses, communities, economy and families. Certainly, the problems we face today are nothing like modern society and organizations have ever witnessed or had to creatively manage through. Read more

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020. Read more

How will the stimulus payment work?

It’s estimated that nine in 10 U.S. households could qualify to receive an economic impact payment. Stimulus checks up to $1,200 for qualifying individuals and $500 per child up to age 17 are expected to go out within weeks, but not everyone will receive a complete payment and some won’t receive a stimulus check at all. Read more

Student loan deferment payment

Amid the bad news piling up from COVID-19, one positive development emerged: Interest on federal student loans would be waived. This six-month payment relief will be automatic. Borrowers should log on to their student loan servicer’s website for more details.

What to know about filing for unemployment

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced new guidance outlining flexibilities that states have in administering their unemployment insurance programs to assist Americans affected by COVID-19. The benefits vary from state-to-state, but the federal government is also offering an extra $600 per week in unemployment benefits for up to four months. Learn more.