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New employee leave provisions apply to small businesses, too

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If your business employs fewer than 500 workers, you may be subject to new requirements for employees who take leave for COVID-19-related reasons. Even if you are a business with less than 50 employees these new requirements apply to you.

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Job-seekers: Beware of online employment scams

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Scammers are taking advantage of job applicants by sending fictitious job offers in the name of several major companies. But beware: It’s a hoax designed to get your personal information.

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Beware of COVID-19 cyber scams and fraud

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Scammers love to exploit fear, and there’s plenty of that around right now with the COVID-19 threat. The most recent round of fake emails play off pandemic fears and promote false information. Federal agencies are encouraging individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19.

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Employers must report COVID-19 illness in workplace

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As the COVID-19 pandemic expands, employers are coping with their obligation to maintain a safe work environment and to comply with government workforce reporting requirements. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has developed resources to assist these efforts.

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