DATABASICS Time & Expense Blog

Measuring Remote Employee Activity

Sure, it’s hard for many employees to work from home, but what about their managers?  Nothing says “Get back to work!” like walking the cubicles. I once had a boss who without making a sound would appear out of nowhere at just the wrong time. We called him “The Feather.” What would The Feather do in today’s remote world? An answer gaining...

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A Home Expense Policy: Do You Have One?

In reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have hit the brakes hard on business travel. At the same time, the pandemic has forced employees out of their offices and into makeshift niches in their homes where they try to get some work done. These two developments have strained employee expense management in ways that caught many...

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What Happens To Time Off When Our Offices Finally Open Up

The pandemic will be over at some point. People will emerge from their caves, rubbing their eyes in the sunlight of their restored freedom. During their confinement, those of us who had been working from home may well have built up a sizeable cache of accrued leave.  After all, few are taking vacations right now.

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Minimizing Risk Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will help small-to-midsize businesses offer paid leave to employees who cannot work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as with many good things, FFCRA is double-edged. The Act provides much needed benefits, but it comes with a considerable burden of substantiation (“BS”).

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Can You Manage Today’s Rapidly Changing Leave Requirements?

The COVID-19 social distancing advisories and directives are forcing organizations to put into effect complex leave policies. For organizations that are inherently face-to-face like store-front retail, restaurants, gyms, many home services, and manufacturers, teleworking isn’t an option. Even companies that can largely virtualize have some...

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