Insurance Tips for Your Home-Based Business

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jul 7, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

So, you’ve decided to strike out on your own and start a home-based business. Congratulations on pursuing your passion! Whether you’re operating a few hours a day or 24/7, you need to be certain you have the proper insurance coverage to protect yourself and your company.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Business Strategy

7 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Jun 1, 2020 @ 09:06 AM

An informative article on cnbc.com pointed out that remote workers are fast becoming the new normal - and this was true even before the COVID-19 crisis. People love the freedom of working from home or anywhere else they choose, and the pool of available talent is dramatically larger for companies when they aren't limited to their own city when searching for employees and freelancers.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Webinar: How to Bring Employees Safely Back to Work

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, May 21, 2020 @ 11:05 AM

Thursday, May 28, 2020
3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT

Some businesses are eager to reopen and resume operations. But first, employers must create a plan to bring back employees without jeopardizing their safety. In this webinar, we will provide suggested best practices and share guidance from the CDC so you can create safe workplaces for your employees.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Learning Events, Business Strategy

How Employers Can Attract More Gen Z Workers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, May 15, 2020 @ 11:05 AM

Individuals born after 1996 are undeniably tech-savvy. More than any other generation, they realize how a workplace can be transformed by utilizing technology.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Gamification - Can it Help Train Your Employees?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, May 11, 2020 @ 09:05 AM

It's Monday and your willing employees sit through a training session all morning to learn about your company’s newest service. When they leave for lunch, you feel confident that they’ll all be ready to communicate this new information to your clients the next day.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Employee Benefits Security Administration Disaster Relief Notice

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, May 6, 2020 @ 09:05 AM

On March 13, 2020, President Trump issued the Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak and by a separate writing made a determination, under Section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, that a national emergency exists beginning March 1, 2020, as the result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Business Strategy

The Economic Toll of Age Discrimination

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, May 5, 2020 @ 09:05 AM

Age discrimination – specifically the practice of hiring younger workers in favor of older ones – is a growing problem in the United States and across Europe. Ageism makes less and less economic sense as birth rates go down and the world’s population ages. However, this form of discrimination earns the least public condemnation.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

New IRS Form 7200 FFCRA Leave Tax Credit & CARES Act Employee Retention Tax Credit

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Apr 27, 2020 @ 09:04 AM

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released IRS Form 7200 along with completion Instructions. Form 7200 may be used by an employer to request an advance payment of tax credits for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s (CARES Act) employee retention tax credit (ERTC) provisions.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Business Strategy

Core Value Winners for April 2020 - Team Schwartz

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Apr 21, 2020 @ 09:04 AM

Every month, Schwartz Insurance Group selects a peer-nominated associate to receive a Core Value Award. The winner is chosen because they "lived" one of our agency's core values - typically an event or accomplishment above and beyond the call of duty in serving our customers. This month, all of the employees at Schwartz Insurance Group deserve recognition for living our core value of "There's Only Opportunity."

Here's their story:

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Topics: SIG Community & News, Business Insurance, Employee Benefits, Core Value Winner, Business Strategy, Personal Insurance

Need Advice on Improving Your Company Culture? Here are 6 Tips

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Apr 15, 2020 @ 10:04 AM

Improving your company culture takes time and careful planning. It’s not as simple as merely implementing new procedures and issuing memos to employees. Leaders with integrity need to be appointed who will uphold your organization’s values and core beliefs.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy