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March 2020

03/26/20

What I learned my first week at home

My job is to be an extrovert and represent our company in the community. My typical day involves meeting numerous people in person, cultivating existing relationships, and developing new ones. With the onset of COVID-19, my calendar started getting wiped clean with cancellations and I had to come up with a new plan — FAST!

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03/24/20

Connecting amid coronavirus: Some advice for lonely extroverts

When suddenly faced with indefinite isolation, the collapse of all events and social outings, the end of networking opportunities (often multiple events per week), and the inability to have face-to-face interactions or group discussions, the effects can be emotionally draining and utterly depressing for even the most positive extrovert.

Posted at 09:19 AM | Permalink | Comments: 1

03/24/20

COVID-19: Strategies to overcome the current challenges

In a time when things are changing day to day, how do you keep business running as usual? Is it possible? What pieces need to be in place to ensure your business will endure? These are all questions we've been hearing from our clients in the last week.

Posted at 09:11 AM | Permalink | Comments

03/19/20

OSHA record-keeping considerations for workplace exposures to COVID-19

While OSHA specifically exempts employers from recording incidents of employees contracting “common colds and the flu” in the workplace, the agency noted that COVID-19 is not exempt.

Posted at 11:03 AM | Permalink | Comments

03/19/20

The coronavirus, Fed rates, and cybersecurity: What you should know

The past few weeks have been an unprecedented time across the globe. The spread of COVID-19 has proven just how connected we are as a global community. In addition to taking important measures toward limiting the spread of COVID-19, here are a few other things to keep in mind about the changing economic landscape.

Posted at 10:59 AM | Permalink | Comments

03/17/20

Congress makes significant changes to proposed FMLA and sick leave requirements in COVID-19 bill

​On March 16, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled legislation revisiting the sweeping COVID-19 response bill it passed only days earlier. While ostensibly styled as “corrections” to the prior legislation, this new bill dramatically changes a number of provisions it had previously adopted.

Posted at 01:08 PM | Permalink | Comments: 1

03/11/20

Estate Planning Basics, part 2: Trustees and power of attorney

In part 1 of Estate Planning Basics, I explained what documents should be included in your estate plan and some of the differences between a will and a trust to help you decide which option best fits your family’s needs.

Posted at 09:26 PM | Permalink | Comments

03/10/20

Estate Planning Basics, part 1: Decisions about documents

According to a recent survey, less than one-third of adults have a will or other estate planning documents in place. While many people put this conversation off, the numbers don’t improve that much with age.

Posted at 12:42 PM | Permalink | Comments

03/10/20

Coronavirus’ effects on the stock market could be long-lasting

Concerns over slower global economic growth due to the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have led to a precipitous decline in stock prices and bond yields.

Posted at 12:39 PM | Permalink | Comments: 1

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