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Exploring Mental Health Benefits

The overall well-being of an employee has never been more of a priority for employers as it is right now. From health care to vision care to mental health care, the entirety of the employee’s health is important to the health of the organization. Importance of Mental Health Benefits Mental health and the cost of … Continued

SSG Insights | Week of May 7th, 2021

Protecting HR Teams From Burnout Burnout is a commonly discussed issue these days—particularly while many workforces are still working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Oftentimes, it’s HR’s responsibility to help employees cope with burnout and its contributing factors. This insight offers an overview of burnout and explains how HR teams can take steps to … Continued

Biden Administration Lowers Costs of the Marketplace Health Plans

The Biden Administration is using its rulemaking authority to lower health care costs for consumers and improve access to health care in connection with health plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) exchanges. Lower-cost marketplace plans could serve as a disincentive for employees to enroll in employer-sponsored health plans. The first 2022 payment notice … Continued

The Fundamentals of Performance Management

The right performance management process for your organization depends in large part on what you want to accomplish with it and what you’re willing to invest in it. Here are some principles to keep in mind when deciding on your policy and performing assessments: Performance reviews are often stressful and difficult because the employees don’t … Continued

Protecting HR Teams From Burnout

Burnout is a commonly discussed issue these days—particularly while many workforces are still working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Being isolated, stressed and overworked puts employees in a difficult position and can lead to increased burnout. Oftentimes, its HR’s responsibility to help employees cope with burnout and its contributing factors. However, in many cases, … Continued

Biden Issues Executive Order Raising the Federal Contractor Minimum Wage to $15

On April 27, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an executive order raising the minimum wage of federal contractors to $15 per hour. Beginning Jan. 30, 2022, agencies must incorporate the new rate into contract solicitations, implementing the wage into new contracts by March 30 of that year, according to the order. Organizations must also implement … Continued

President Biden Announces the American Families Plan

In a recent speech, President Joe Biden announced the American Families Plan, which is a proposed $1.8 trillion legislative package. The proposed bill includes an investment of around $1 trillion in families, education and workers. The bill also includes around $800 billion in enhanced tax credits that would extend the benefits included in the recently … Continued

29 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund Accepting Applications Beginning May 3

Restaurants may begin submitting applications May 3, 2021, to the Small Business Association (SBA) for a grant program geared toward combating the economic impact of COVID-19 on the restaurant industry. The grant program, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, was allocated $29 billion from the $1.9 trillion economic relief bill passed earlier this year. Through the fund, … Continued

Employer Tax Credit for Vaccination Leave

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) allows small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, to claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees due to COVID-19, including leave taken by employees to receive or recover from COVID-19 vaccinations. The ARP … Continued

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated … Continued