Texas Looks to Fight COVID-19 Surge with Mask Mandate

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 6, 2020

On the eve of the 4th of July weekend, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a mandatory mask requirement for public outdoor spaces and inside buildings that covers most residents in the state.

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Topics: COVID-19

Trump Signs PPP Extension Bill

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 5, 2020

On Saturday, July 4, 2020, President Trump signed into law a bill to extend the Paycheck Protection Program another 5 weeks. There is approximately $130 billion in loan money still available to small businesses through this program.

Here is a collection of articles we've found that best explain the details of this extension:

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Topics: small business, COVID-19

Coronavirus Special Update: Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 8, 2020

President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act which restructures how employers can use loans issued through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

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Topics: HR, small business, COVID-19

Workplace Safety is a Top Priority as You Return to Work

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 27, 2020

Businesses started reopening this month in Texas, but with a vaccine for COVID-19 still on the horizon, it will not be “business as usual” for the foreseeable future.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in announcing another phase of business reopening’s on May 18 said: “Our focus is to keep you safe, while also restoring your ability to get back to work, to open your businesses, to pay your bills, to put food on your tables.”

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, small business, COVID-19

‘Return to Work Guidelines’ is a Playbook for Texas Businesses Reopening

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 25, 2020

For most Texas businesses there is nothing like that first day that you throw open your doors to the world. A fast start for your new business generates momentum and begins building customer loyalty.

In these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic many Lone Star State businesses are faced with the task of reopening after a partial or full shutdown, and that “reopening day” may be as important as the first day they opened.

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Topics: COVID-19

What are the New Elements of Pandemic Unemployment Benefits in Texas?

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 21, 2020

141,672 additional Texans filed for unemployment for the week ending May 9 bringing the total number of Lone Star state residents seeking relief benefits since the coronavirus pandemic began two months ago to a whopping 1.9 million people.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, COVID-19

Corona Virus Special Update - Paycheck Protection Program: How to Utilize Your Funds

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 17, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program, a first-come, first-served fund of $349 billion approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in March, was designed to assuage some of the financial burden for the nation’s small business owners. Due to high demand, the program reached capacity quickly and the Small Business Administration announced today that it is unable to accept new applications. It is unclear at this time whether Congress will authorize additional funding.

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Topics: small business, COVID-19

Coronavirus Special Update - SBA Loan Details

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 24, 2020
As news quickly evolves, Employer Flexible will be providing brief updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and its impact on employers.  As you may know, there have been recent legislative developments regarding financial assistance for small businesses during this time.
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Topics: COVID-19

Coronavirus Special Update - Benefit Coverage

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 20, 2020

As we continue monitoring the ever-changing situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to make sure we continue to provide you with the most current information regarding your medical benefits and coverage. 

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Topics: COVID-19

Coronavirus Special Update - Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 17, 2020
As news quickly evolves, Employer Flexible will be providing brief updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and its impact on employers. On March 18, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and it was quickly signed into law by President Trump. The law’s new provisions on leave will go into effect on April 2.
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Topics: COVID-19