Connecticut Is The Next State in Our Region To Begin Paid Leave

Make Sure Your Organization Is Ready to Be In Compliance Connecticut employers are slated to begin deducting from payroll at the start of the new year in accordance with the Connecticut Paid and Medical Leave Act. The payroll deductions are just the first step though. The CT Paid Leave (CT PL) Authority has identified the …

IRS Releases Key COVID-19 Guidance

As the end of 2020 approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published some key guidance to help both employers and employees with their 2020 tax year filings that they will need to make in 2021. First, for employers who were recipients of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, the IRS published Revenue Ruling 2020-27 …

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Interaction! Making Learning Tangible & Applicable

In 2019, EANE’s Board of Directors adopted a strategic goal that directed staff to examine how to redesign some of our Learning and Development training programs so that they could be offered virtually. As we know, 2020 created chaos and turmoil with the onslaught of COVID-19.  Words like “agility”, “nimble”, “creative” and “pivot” became commonplace …

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Succession Planning During a Pandemic

Maintaining a pipeline of talent for the C-Suite and key leadership roles. That is often what comes to mind when we think of Succession Planning.    Traditionally, Succession Planning is a formal process geared for the long view.  The process can include months of pre-selection preparation and equally lengthy periods of staff development.  However, staffing …

The New Post-Pandemic Company Culture Blueprint

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates We are never going back. Back to where? To normal. We can try and find the ‘new normal’ but what does that really mean? (And a lot of people really hate that phrase …

EANE Member Organizations Are Spreading Good Cheer This Holiday Season

We have all learned a lot about the value of strong communities in 2020! EANE would like to help our community of non-profit and human service member organizations spread the word about the fundraising and community support efforts they’re making during this season of giving. Please click on the link below to see the list …

Not All Holidays Are Created Equal

For many multistate employers, a key objective has always been establishing policies that strike the right balance between ease of administration (that is playing by one set of rules) while ensuring that your approach remains compliant in the states where you reside. When it comes to the subject of holidays, sometimes that indeed is an …

Help Employees Cope With COVID Crisis

EANE President, Meredith Wise, was recently interviewed by BusinessWest for an article that they published about the ways that many businesses in Western Massachusetts have been offering their employees support through the battle-fatigue that has become part of our professional lives over the last several months. See if you recognize any other EANE member organizations …

Avoid These FMLA Frustrations!

EANE assists members with over 5,000 hotline calls each year.  What might surprise you is that 30% or more of our calls relate in some way to the interpretation and administration of the complex FMLA regulations.  If you find FMLA – Frustrating, Mystifying, and causing you Lots of Anxiety, trust me you are in very …

The Power Of Words

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Remember this school-yard rhyme that we  all learned early in life? If only it were true! Grade school gave us that little limerick along with lessons about spelling, grammar and punctuation. What we weren’t taught is that the little strings of letters …