Monthly Archives: April 2020

Is Now a Good Time to Talk? Maintaining an Open Door Environment While Working Remotely

April 21, 2020

An open-door environment is more than a policy outlined in an employee handbook.  It speaks to a culture that encourages all employees to approach members of management with questions or concerns, as well as suggestions or feedback.  When encouraged and brought to life, it means that organizational leadership maintains a true pulse on the organization and can feel confident that the team is communicating any concerns, issues or challenges. All that said, working remotely and adhering to the rules of social distancing add a whole new twist to staying connected, and keeping the door “open”. It takes work and effort ...

A Review of the Employee Benefit Provisions in the CARES Act

April 17, 2020

As everyone wades through the uncertainty and daily changes associated with COVID-19, EctoHR has been monitoring changes to assist employers with navigating these uncharted waters. A significant piece of Federal legislation, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, was signed into law on March 27, 2020. This law includes key changes to employer-sponsored health plans and retirement plans. Below is a summary of the most notable changes associated with the benefit provisions of the Act, including how they specifically help employees. Group Health Plans & Expanded Use of HSAs The CARES Act allows individuals to use Health Savings ...