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COBRA and the American Rescue Plan

The $1.9 trillion relief bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, has been signed into law by President Joe Biden. Highlights of the bill include extended unemployment benefits, direct checks to individuals and more. While some of the bill was changed during its time with Congress, it’s largely similar to the initial version passed by […]

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Live Well, Work Well

Warm weather is upon. As we all navigate our way through the COVID-19 situation, mosquitoes and more, it’s important that we take time to enjoy the beautiful Maine summer. Our June 2020 issue of Live Well, Work Well provides some grilling tips as you fire it back up for summer BBQ’s. Live Well, Work Well […]

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A gift to County graduates

Presque Isle— 05/12/2020 — Barresi Financial Inc, a financial services company in Presque Isle, announced today that they will be donating a book to all Aroostook County High School Seniors as a graduation present. “We wanted to do something for this senior class that is missing out on so many of the traditional final high […]

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Coronavirus Paid Sick Leave

As part of sweeping legislation enacted in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Congress has enacted two laws requiring employers to provide paid leave for coronavirus-related reasons. This Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the two employee leave mandates contained in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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Workplace COVID-19 Resources

Zywave/MyWaveConnect now has over 100 resources specific to Coronavirus/COVID-19 for business owners, HR professionals and employees. With such drastic changes to the “workplace” during these times, it’s important to stay updated. We realize that there is information flying around everywhere, and much of it is changing daily, so be sure to check out your MyWaveConnect […]

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COVID-19 and the Workplace

Information and updates are coming out by the hour and very few people in the US have not been impacted by COVID-19 either medically or with a change in their workplace policies, travel, etc. Here are some resources for you to review. If you have any questions about the impact to your employee benefits, please […]