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As infection rates rise and winter approaches, Connecticut moves one step closer to a distribution plan for a COVID-19 vaccine
As coronavirus cases rise in Connecticut and across the nation, a new state advisory group is turning its attention to the next big challenge...
Facing the tech problems of working from home
Remote work schedules were omnipresent in practice management advice for years – until about six months ago, when the pandemic turned the notion into a mandatory business model. The internet and other technology is about all that’s kept any...
Survey: 34% Of Workers Are More Burned Out Now Than A Year Ago
Drowning in work and feeling drained? Many professionals are, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows. More than one-third of workers surveyed (34%) said they are more burned out on the job today compared to a year ago. Of those...
Coronavirus is worrying corporate audit committees
The ups and downs in the economy during the novel coronavirus pandemic are causing audit committees at public companies to focus on the disclosures in their financial statements and SEC filings about the current and potential impacts of COVID-19,...
CFOs Skeptical About Recovery Before Next Year
U.S. finance executives remain more optimistic about the economy than they were in the spring but very few expect to return to pre-COVID levels of employment and revenue until at least 2021, according to The CFO Survey. The report, a...
Tips for employees navigating remote work
Time will tell how the coronavirus pandemic will change the way we work in the long run. Four-day work weeks? No more hot-desking? Maybe, but one thing seems certain: Working remotely, at least part time, is here to stay for many people. There...
4 key leadership skills for a post-COVID-19 workplace
The post-COVID-19 workplace will not look the same in every country or industry, but for many managers, the pandemic presents both challenges and opportunities. Managers will have to adjust their skillsets accordingly. Many of the traits that...
3 things the COVID-19 pandemic has taught CPAs about technology
In recent memory, there hasn't been a more challenging year than 2020. It's been one of seismic change for businesses, individuals, and society. The past several months have taught us all so much about what's essential to our society and what...
PPP forgiveness simplified for loans of $50,000 or less
Recipients of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less will be able to apply for forgiveness using a simplified application that was released Thursday by Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). A new...
PPP Loan Efforts Bring New Perspective for CPAs
Set aside some time in the future to play the “what if” game. Be bold in your potential scenarios: it’s doubtful many predicted a scenario where we all closed our doors with days’ notice and then tried to retain 100 percent of the workforce. Then...
How to Build Rapport … While Wearing a Mask
Nonverbal communication in the workplace is extremely important. Whether you’re trying to sell a car, pitch a project to your boss, or nail a job interview, what you convey beyond words can determine the difference between success and failure....
What Small Business Owners Need To Know About Taxes And Selling Online In The Covid-19 Era
Covid-19 and the social distancing it requires has pushed more of our purchasing online. In fact, since March an extra $107 billion has been spent online, according to Adobe Analytics. For small business owners forced to close their doors for...
Beat Zoom Fatigue With These 6 Tips
Do you audibly sigh every time you have to log on to what feels like your thousandth Zoom meeting of the day? You’re not alone. While we’re all more or less used to video calls and meetings being the norm now, the newly coined effect of Zoom...
Survey: More Than Half Of Companies Hired New Staff Remotely During The Pandemic
COVID-19 changed everything, including how companies recruit talent, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows. According to a survey of more than 2,800 senior managers in the U.S., 53% said their organization has hired full-time...
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...