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How does the American Rescue Plan Impact Employers?

How does the American Rescue Plan Impact Employers?

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act (the “Act”).  While the bulk of this legislation was targeted elsewhere, there are still several key areas of importance for businesses. Employee Retention Credit Extended...

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Launchpad2x Webinar “Creating Employee Happiness”

Launchpad2x Webinar “Creating Employee Happiness”

Chris Thomas, Founder and Principal with The CTCS Group, was thrilled to be part of a panel discussion on "Creating Employee Happiness".  Many thanks to Launchpad2X and Christy Brown for hosting this session featuring Gemma Toner, Robyn Hussa and Chris. After all the...

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Let’s Resolve to be Beacons of HOPE in 2021

Let’s Resolve to be Beacons of HOPE in 2021

Hope.  A huge word at a time when it is needed more than ever.  As part of our work we spend a lot of time reading about legislation, workforce trends, employee engagement, etc.  However, if we really think about what our employees need more than ever in 2021 it is...

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COVID-19 Relief Act…What is in it for my business?

COVID-19 Relief Act…What is in it for my business?

After threatening to veto the legislation, President Trump reversed course and signed the bi-partisan legislation to prevent shut down of the government and provide economic relief to individuals and businesses.  Included in the legislation are several important...

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Education Toy and Book Drive

Education Toy and Book Drive

A special thanks too everyone that donated to the Education Committee's Summer Learning Educational Toy and Book Drive! Through the many generous donations, we collected over 1,600 books that were distributed to the 2,500 children served by the MUST Ministries Summer...

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Acquiring Talent – What do Job Seekers Want?

Acquiring Talent – What do Job Seekers Want?

One of the most challenging aspects of the current economy is the difficulty in finding key talent for your business. Unless you are a sole proprietorship, you need to be able to find the right talent to fill your jobs in order to grow your business. For the 17th...

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Final FLSA Salary Threshold Released

Final FLSA Salary Threshold Released

As expected, the US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued final salary thresholds for overtime eligibility that are effective January 1, 2020. Employees who now make less than $35,568 annually/$684 weekly will now be overtime eligible. As I previously wrote in an April...

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“If you see something…say something”

As we as a nation try to come to grips with another senseless mass shooting, I was struck by just what the leaders and employees of the company in Odessa, TX must be dealing with regarding whether a termination event could possibly have triggered such an atrocity....

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