Vanessa Loewinger, a human resources consultant, has a list of items that business owners need to consider before the end of the year.
Well here we are, finally approaching the end of 2020 and what a year! I don’t know about you, but with everything that has happened this year, overcoming all challenges, assimilating information, and formulating policies, I feel anxious that I have lost something important for the next year. Here are some elements to keep in mind that will help get you off to a good start in 2021.
The Coronavirus First Families Response Act will expire soon
As dysfunction persists within the legislative branch of the United States government, it appears unlikely that the FFCRA will be extended. After December 31, 2020, the authorization provisions established by the FFCRA will expire. Having said that, it’s safe to say that there will be new legislation that drops at some point so keep an eye out for updates.
While the employers did not return Required To provide paid leave for employees affected by COVID-19, the pandemic is far from over. Continuing to allow flexibility and departures for employees who get sick or have to care for a sick family or children at home from school will still be a concern, so make sure you have a plan.
Coming soon: the COVID-19 vaccine
It is no secret that help is on the way. With a vaccine available in what appears to be the not-too-distant future, if you haven’t already, now is the time to start thinking about how to teleport employees to the office. Make sure to leave a lot of pivot space as we are still working with a lot of unknowns and it is likely that more changes will be introduced over the next few months.
As tax season passes by and things settle down more in the first quarter of the new year, it’s time to review everything; Handbook and Personnel Files, I-9 Audit, and Planning of Other Major Organizational Changes. It is never too early to start preparing for what the end of 2021 will bring. See Review of L4SB Policy and Procedures
And don’t forget to keep checking with your employees. There is no doubt that 2021 will bring a whole new set of changes and challenges and your employees will feel everything. Make sure to keep checking in and communicating as much as possible of your upcoming shifts.
As important as planning, thinking is a must. Take some time to learn about the lessons learned in 2020. hindsight provides a lot of wisdom, use it to inform everything you do in 2021.
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Author: Vanessa Loewinger
Vanesa is an innovative, experienced and self-motivated HR expert, skilled at creating and nurturing an employee-oriented culture of professional excellence, focusing on achieving goals, and using a process-oriented approach to obtain win-win results. Vanesa has more than ten years of progressively responsible HR experience, including employee relations, payroll entry / processing, benefits administration, human resource information systems (HRIS), policies, 401k administration, and workers compensation administration.