BLOG

    Brixey & Meyer Blog

    HR Issues Amidst COVID-19 Disruptions PART 7: Winning The Psychological Battle Of Returning To Work

    Posted by Steve Black on May 22, 2020 9:19:17 AM

    “I’m scared to come back into the office.” 

    Read More

    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Coronavirus, COVID-19

    SBA Loan Forgiveness: Application & Instructions

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on May 18, 2020 3:07:21 PM

    On Friday, May 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration released the much-anticipated application and instructions for how Paycheck Protection Program borrowers can see their loans forgiven.

    Read More

    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses, CARES Act

    Question & Answer: "How will SBA review borrowers’ required good-faith certification...?"

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on May 14, 2020 12:20:28 PM

    "How will SBA review borrowers' required good-faith certification concerning the necessity of their loan request?"

    Read More

    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses, CARES Act

    HR Issues Amidst COVID-19 Disruptions PART 6: Managing Various COVID-19 Employee Leave Law Scenarios

    Posted by Steve Black on Apr 29, 2020 9:57:17 AM

    Imagine the following employee situation. MakeStuff Corporation is a Midwest manufacturer of widgets. MakeStuff employs 75 full-time workers, and you are the company’s Plant Manager. Carl, one of your top performers, walks into your office. Typically, he greets you with a smile and a corny joke. Not today. Carl enters with a confused and concerned look on his face. Carl says, “Sue. I’m scared. I just found out that my daughter is sick, and I do not know if it is COVID-19. I don’t know what to think anymore with all the confusion seen on the news. I think I need to take some time off.” What do you do? What laws apply? Family Medical Leave Act? Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion? Emergency Paid Sick Leave? What is the proper course of action? It is possible to understand various employment leave laws and build processes to address them. However, it is more difficult to manage specific situations when they arise. Hopefully, the following scenarios will help you address related employee issues.

    Read More

    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Coronavirus, COVID-19

    HR Issues Amidst COVID-19 Disruptions PART 5: Administering The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

    Posted by Steve Black on Apr 29, 2020 9:42:57 AM

    Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is a challenge in and of itself! What happens when an employer has their first employee request paid leave? Having the right information, tools, guidelines, and support is vital! Below, you will find several “Best Practices” related to proper administration and compliance. Compliance is important, but as I explored in my first part of this series entitled “Defining Long-Term Objectives Surrounded by Short Term Obstacles,” it is important to see this law in light of an organization’s long-term objectives. FFCRA tactics need created, but they cannot stand apart from an overall operational continuity plan. 

    Read More

    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Coronavirus, COVID-19

    HR Issues Amidst COVID-19 Disruptions PART 4: Understanding The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

    Posted by Steve Black on Apr 29, 2020 9:25:21 AM

    In full disclosure, I started writing this blog several times but each time I stopped. I either talked to a client and realized I had more questions than answers or the Department of Labor revised a previous regulation. I quickly learned that the only certain thing about this new law was the certainty that we would learn more! Now, the dust has settled (somewhat). Here is a synopsis of the law. Understanding the law is vital to properly administer it. 

    Read More

    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Coronavirus, COVID-19

    Paycheck Protection Program: Additional Funds Available

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on Apr 27, 2020 9:17:31 AM

    On Friday, April 24, 2020, the President signed into law a $484 billion relief bill called the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") and Health Care Enhancement Act with additional funding for PPP, Hospitals, and Testing. 

    Read More

    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses, CARES Act

    JobsOhio Partners with Peoples and First Federal/Home Savings Banks to Help Small Businesses

    Posted by Kari Brooke on Apr 22, 2020 11:37:08 AM

    JobsOhio, Peoples Bank and First Federal/Home Savings Bank announced a partnership to support existing small business clients with maintaining operations and payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. JobsOhio has committed up to $50 million to assist Peoples Bank and recently merged First Federal Bank and Home Savings Bank. The program provides additional financing on favorable terms for local Ohio business customers in good standing that would otherwise not be able to access this credit on such terms due to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Read More

    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Small Businesses, Businesses, Employee Retention

    Tax Update: Q2 Tax Payments Extended

    Posted by Jeff Kujawa on Apr 14, 2020 1:56:16 PM

    The 2020 Q2 estimated tax payment date for businesses and individuals is extended from June 15th to July 15th under IRS Notice 2020-23. The relief applies to all taxpayers that have a filing or payment deadline falling on or after April 1, 2020 and before July 15, 2020, including individuals, trusts, estates, corporations and other noncorporate filers. 

    Read More

    Topics: Tax Planning, ohio, Tax Team, Business Owners, workplace productivity, Management, Taxes, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, COVID-19

    Our Business Advisory Experts Can Help You...

    Posted by Jon Trunk on Apr 14, 2020 10:11:12 AM

    COVID-19 is impacting your business, and we are here to help. Our Business Advisory experts are empathetic and diverse problem solvers that are here to assist where you need it most.  

    Read More

    Topics: ohio, Business Advisory, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses, Businesses, CARES Act

    There’s so much to read out there. Where do you start? Start here! We’ve pulled together the latest articles, white papers, case studies and links to the content that matters most.  

    Subscribe to Email Updates

    Recent Posts

    Posts by Topic

    see all