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November 23, 2020
Compensation Planning During a Pandemic – Why It’s More Important Than Ever

2020 has sure been a challenge. Employers have struggled to keep businesses open and have been challenged to develop new markets, products, and services in record time.

If your business is food service, hospitality, or leasing office space, 2020 may have been a dismal year. At the other end of the

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November 23, 2020
A Good Living = Good Livin’

With nearly 20 years of HR experience in the wood products industry, I can professionally vouch for the wealth of opportunities available across the sector. As a female, I also can personally attest to the vast potential for women

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November 20, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 11.20

The Institute for Legal Reform recently conducted a survey on COVID-19 liability relief for employers.  The survey shows that 79% of Americans agree that aside from cases of gross negligence, employers who follow the latest government guidelines should be protected from lawsuits.

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November 11, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 11.11

Deductibility of expenses:  As you know, the IRS ruled earlier this year that otherwise-tax-deductible expenses that are paid with a forgiven PPP loan will not be deductible.  This ruling is in direct conflict with the statute, which clearly said PPP loans

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November 02, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 11.2

As we reported last week, the SBA published in the Federal Register a short notice of information collection relevant to PPP loans under the CARES Act.  This new information collection is yet another example of the SBA/Treasury imposing rules that are outside the clear intent

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October 30, 2020
I’m FINE! (And Other COVID Lies)

One day this past week, Lisa Ritchie, our VP of Recruiting and Talent Selection, and I were on a video call. She was having a rough day and needed to vent about something non-work related – managing the virtual schooling of her children due to COVID school closures.

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October 30, 2020
Learning From the Past, Preparing for the Future

When a fondness for carpentry and a knack for sales intersect, what do you get?(A) A lot of doors slammed in your face (B) Too many contacts in your “” book (C) A career in lumber trading that allows you to leverage two of your interests

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