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  • IRS Guidance Clarifies Business-Meal Deductions for 2021 and 2022 April 16, 2021
    The business-meal deduction for the cost of food and beverages provided by a restaurant rises from 50 percent to 100 percent in 2021 and 2022, if certain conditions are met. IRS guidance explains when the temporary 100 percent deduction applies and when the standard 50 percent limit continues to apply.
  • Nurse’s Refusal to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Protected April 15, 2021
    An employer whose onsite nurse refuses, for religious reasons, to administer a COVID-19 vaccination must offer the employee a reasonable accommodation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • SHRM Emerging Professional Champions: J.D. Conway April 15, 2021
    As part of an effort to recognize the next generation of human resource leaders, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is naming students, alumni and others who work on behalf of emerging professionals as SHRM Emerging Professional Champions. This week, we're looking at J.D. Conway, head of talent acquisition at BambooHR and director of […]
  • To Build a Diverse Company for the Long Term, Develop Junior Talent April 15, 2021
    Diversity efforts across industries have struggled to deliver. Why aren't these efforts gaining traction? For employers to make meaningful progress, they need to focus less on hiring and more on creating the internal escalators necessary to raise diverse talent up from within.
  • Jobless Claims Data Shows Big Improvement April 15, 2021
    States reported that 576,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending April 10, a decrease of 193,000 from the previous week. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits remained at 3.7 million. Jobless claims numbers have bounced up and down in recent weeks, but the number of people receiving […]