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PPP Application Deadline Extended in New Law

President Biden has signed legislation to extend the application period of the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This followed a bipartisan 92-7 vote in the U.S. Senate to pass the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act. This article explains the basics of the program, along with the new deadline for applications.

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Temporary Changes to the Child and Dependent Care Credit

The American Rescue Plan Act liberalizes the child and dependent care credit for 2021. But the changes won't help high-income households. Here's an overview of the rules for claiming this credit and the temporary changes made by the new law. Some taxpayers can combine this tax-saving opportunity with tax-free contributions to a dependent care flexible spending account to maximize the benefits.

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Watch Out for COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Dishonest people always look for the next opportunity to defraud, cheat or steal from unsuspecting victims. People seeking COVID-19 vaccines are the latest fraud target. Here are six ways scammers are making money off the millions of Americans who are registering for vaccines — and ways to avoid these scams. Also, be aware that seniors who have been isolated during the pandemic may be particularly vulnerable to fraud.

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Facebook Photos Portray Workers' Compensation Fraud

The threat of workers' compensation fraud is almost always present, so employers need to remain vigilant in investigating suspicious activities. Although fraud may be difficult to detect, sometimes workers expose the truth on social media. In one case, a fraudulent scheme was uncovered after a worker posted photos on his Facebook page. This article explains what the photos revealed.

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The Aging Workforce: DOs and DON'Ts to Avoid Discrimination

The U.S. population continues to get older and many employees don't retire until later than those in previous generations. This has led to thousands of age discrimination claims and lawsuits filed against employers each year. To help ensure your organization stays in compliance with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and other relevant laws, here are 10 DOs and DON'Ts for employers to follow.

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Batten Down Your Inclement Weather Policy Before the Next Storm

A weather-related crisis can happen without much warning. If one strikes your area, does your company have an inclement weather policy in place for dealing with it? Coping with a sudden need to shut down operations is stressful enough. Imagine doing that while also having to make decisions about employee schedules and pay. While there's time, think through the what-ifs and put a firm inclement weather policy in writing. Here are some ground rules.

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