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Details announced for NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund

The NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund was established by Governor Chris Sununu through the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR). The State of New Hampshire will award grants from the allocated $60 million to help nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and the New Hampshire Community […]

NH Business Help Portal Provides Answers to Reopening Questions

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According to the New Hampshire Economic Development blog, The Department of Business and Economic Affairs is offering businesses help during this unprecedented time. Per the website: “Getting the New Hampshire businesses and their employees safely back to work, while minimizing the impact of COVID-19 is the charge of the Governor’s Economic Reopening Task Force.” With […]

Employment Eligibility Verification – Impacted by COVID-19

Employment Eligibility Verification

Employment Eligibility Verification – Impacted by COVID-19 Because many areas are under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 and some online renewal services have restrictions, employees may experience challenges renewing a state driver’s license, a state ID card, or other Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, List B identity document. Considering these circumstances, DHS is issuing a […]

Ask Fran: COVID-19

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Q: We have facilities in 3 different states.  I am getting confused with the Governors in each state issuing different types of orders – Stay At Home – Shelter in Place, etc.  Is there one source where I can go to find all of these?   A:  Unfortunately as you described, orders are being issued […]

Ask Fran: COVID-19

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Q: If we lay off employees do we have to pay them their accrued, vacation/paid time off? A: Yes, in most states accrued time off is due at the time of layoff or termination. Remember to check your state wage & hour laws for how long you have to deliver that final wage payment. Q: […]

Ask Fran: COVID-19

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Can we reduce the wages and hours of our exempt salaried employees? Yes, but be careful.  On a federal level you do not want to reduce the wages below the exempt salary requirement.  Some states require that you provide an employee with a written document outlining the change of rate and hours. You would want […]

Ask Fran: COVID-19

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We are under 50 employees and have never had to comply with FMLA.  Will we be exempt from FMLA under the new federal law? No.  You will have to comply with the expanded FMLA benefits listed in the new Federal  Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Start reading the new law as you will need […]

Ask Fran: COVID-19

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Leddy Group HR – Ask Fran – Get answers to your pressing Coronavirus/COVID-19 questions: Q: Will our unemployment account be charged for all the layoffs we had to make? A: The first federal legislation the President signed allowed states to waive unemployment waiting periods and not charge employers for unemployment benefits but have the state trust […]

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers

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With so much talk about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to send out an alert with some additional information. There is a lot of information about COVID-19 out there. Attorney Charla Stevens provides practical guidance for employers related to COVID-19 in this article:  https://www.nhbr.com/are-you-prepared-for-the-coronavirus/ This short TED Talk provides additional information about what we do […]

Work Place Violence Prevention

Work Place Violence

Our team thought this was some great information to reshare from the University of Southern Maine. Workplace Violence can be a difficult topic and here are some great resources. The University of Southern Maine has developed three modules for employers, employees, as well as an instructor-led module in a no-cost online program for retail workers […]