There are a number of upcoming public (statutory or general) holidays that require employers to provide paid days off to employees. Although, in some jurisdictions, social gatherings are restricted to your own household, and in other jurisdictions the number of people who can gather is limited to five or 10 people because of public health orders to stop the spread of COVID-19, the holidays are always a well-deserved break — even for those who work remotely or from home.
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with holiday parties and workplace policies, 2020 payroll rates and compensation planning for 2020.
Our office will be closed for the holidays at noon on December 24 and will reopen January 2, 2019. Also note that we will not be blogging during the holidays.