HR Scoop Archives for December of 2020

Mandatory Vaccine?

Published 12/01/2020

Employers have an obligation to get rid of known hazards in the workplace, he says, and COVID-19 has proved to be a hazard unlike any other.   Article by Andrea Hsu on "All Things Considered", November 25, 2020.   Just a few months into the coronavirus pandemic, Holly Smith had already made up her mind. She was not going to reopen her restaurant to diners until there was a vaccine. She just didn't think it was safe. When she shared the decision with her staff, they asked: Would the vaccine be mandatory? Yes, she said. It would be.   "I'm not going to open until I can...

The Queen's Gambit

Published 12/08/2020

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought” Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize in Medicine     The Queen’s Gambit, based on a 1983 novel by Walter Tevis, is a new miniseries on Netflix that has been extremely popular and has even created a bit of a resurgence in people’s interest in the game of chess. Anyone who has played the game knows that it is all about strategy and planning ahead. The more moves you can foresee, for yourself and your opponent, the better you position yourself to eventually capture your opponent’s queen and...

Snow Day!

Published 12/17/2020

THE ASN OFFICES ARE CLOSED TODAY, DEC. 17, BUT ALL OUR RECRUITERS ARE STILL ON THE JOB - REMOTELY   CONTACT US VIA EMAIL AND WE'LL GET IT DONE!   Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Your Tax Preparer MUST Read This!

Published 12/21/2020

Claiming Payroll Tax Credits for Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Published by Akerman LLP - S. Montaye Sigmon   The paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will end on December 31, but employers should take steps now to claim the associated tax credits for any required leave they provided to their employees.   In March, Congress passed the FFCRA, which generally requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave and up to 12 weeks (up to 10 paid weeks) of family and medical leave to employees who...

Happy Holidays!

Published 12/24/2020

The ASN offices will close Dec. 24 at 3:00 pm and re-open Dec. 28.   We will close at 3:00 pm on Dec. 31 and re-open on Jan. 4, 2021!     Have a safe and healthy holiday takes on a whole need meaning this year. ASN is proud to have helped our clients and friends weather the storm that was 2020 and we are looking forward to partnering with you for a resurgent 2021!