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Recruiting and Retaining Employees During the Pandemic
Employers can still recruit and retain reliable employees in the COVID-19 era, says HR expert Carol Kardas. “COVID-19 has asked us to really think differently, to act differently, and to look at how we’re dealing with our employees on a...
Flexibility Needed As Employees Juggle Work, Family
Employers should be more flexible with employees who are juggling work and family responsibilities while their children learn from home. Businesses need to be aware of the stress working parents face and be adaptable, especially with schools now...
Sexual Harassment Training Deadline Extended to Jan. 1
Connecticut employers now have until Jan. 1, 2021 to comply with the state's expanded sexual harassment prevention training mandate that lawmakers approved last year. The state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunity extended the original...
Daily coronavirus updates: ‘Phase 3’ of Connecticut’s reopening process will begin next month; indoor restaurant dining capacity to increase to 75%
Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday said that restaurants will be allowed to expand indoor capacity to 75% and larger groups will be permitted at religious services and outdoor events as Connecticut moves to its third phase of reopening on Oct....
Mystic Aquarium Restructures For COVID — And Beyond
A beluga whale glided to the edge of the platform overlooking its 750,000-gallon habitat and looked up, seemingly joining the Mystic Aquarium’s president, Stephen M. Coan, in greeting Gov. Ned Lamont and his economic adviser, David...
IRS says lenders don't need to report PPP loan forgiveness
The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that lenders who make Paycheck Protection Program loans that are later forgiven under the CARES Act should not file information returns or furnish payee statements to report the forgiveness. In...
IRS releases state-by-state breakdown of nearly 9 million non-filers who will be mailed letters about Economic Impact Payments
The Internal Revenue Service today released a state-by-state breakdown of the roughly nine million people receiving a special mailing this month encouraging them to see if they're eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment. The IRS will mail...
How COVID-19 could affect health spending
Americans can expect overall health care costs to rise over the next decade, with a few potential lulls and spikes as the COVID-19 pandemic upends the health care system. The latest national health spending projections, which include private...
5 tips for reopening the office safely
Post-COVID-19, the office is going to look a lot different than it did at the start of 2020. Water-coolers are out and strict scheduling is in as firms try to keep the number of people in the office to a minimum, hand out personal protective...
COVID or fall allergies? Here's how to tell the difference
Fall allergy season is ramping up and it can be a painful time marked by watery eyes, stuffy or runny nose and other ailments. This year, those symptoms could be confused with COVID-19, but doctors say there are ways to know the difference. "So...

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