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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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If we are talking, we are not listening…

If we are talking, we are not listening…

Like most American’s who are not of color, I struggle to comprehend the events that are overtaking our nation concerning race.  I consider myself as valuing diversity and inclusion, and am quick to take up the fight for BlackLivesMatter or the right of peaceful...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In support of Mental Awareness Health Month 2020, let’s take a moment to discuss what you as an employer can do to support employees during this unprecedented time of stress and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As employees face multiple changes and...

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Plan ahead to maximize your PPP Loan Forgiveness

Plan ahead to maximize your PPP Loan Forgiveness

I have my PPP Loan…Now What? If you are one of the small businesses who have received a Payroll Protection Program loan, you should start planning now to maximize the loan forgiveness.  While lenders are still awaiting the final guidance from the SBA on how the loan...

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Should I Furlough Employees or take out a PPP Loan?

Should I Furlough Employees or take out a PPP Loan?

As we hit April 3, a lot of small employers are scrambling to file for Paycheck Protection Program loans under the newly enacted CARES Act.  However, the PPP was only one of the provisions of the CARES Act designed to help employers and employees.  One of the other...

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