Workest Weekly: Free SMB + HR February Calendar, List of 2023 U.S. Federal Holidays, What Is the Interactive Process Under the ADA?

Welcome to Workest Weekly — a newsletter for small business owners, HR leaders, and their growing teams.


Happy February! We hope your month is off to a great start. Download our free SMB + HR February calendar to keep track of important events this month, including Black History Month, Random Acts of Kindness Day, IRS form deadlines, and more. Plus, check out this list of 2023 federal holidays to help you plan and prepare all year long! Many companies are moving from a fully remote to a hybrid workplace model. This move can bring some challenges with it — here are tips for overcoming those. Finally, are you familiar with the interactive process under the ADA? It’s important for employers to ensure they’re participating in this — learn more about the proper steps to take.

Small Business and HR Compliance dates this week:

February 7, 2023

Safer Internet Day. This day aims to create a safer internet where everyone uses it responsibly, respectfully, and creatively.

February 9, 2023

National Pizza Day. #NationalPizzaDay. You know you knead some pizza!

February 12, 2023

Super Bowl #SBLVII. Who are you rooting for?

Black History Month, the OSHA 300A Posting Period, and Presidents’ Day are just a few of the February events you should have on your radar.

Free Small Business and HR Compliance Calendar: February 2023

February is not a month to overlook. Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, Super Bowl LVI, and Presidents’ Day are just a few of the events happening in February.

We’ve got a small business and HR compliance calendar to help you stay on top of it all. It covers February holidays, compliance reminders, social media dates, and more. Download it, bookmark it, and refer to it throughout the month!


5 HR Challenges to Expect When Moving Your Startup From Fully Remote to a Hybrid Workplace
Moving from a fully remote to a hybrid work model can be beneficial but also challenging. Here are 5 common HR issues to expect when making the transition.

5 HR Challenges to Expect When Moving Your Startup From Fully Remote to a Hybrid Workplace

As a startup, the ability to work remotely can be incredibly beneficial in terms of cost savings, convenience, and productivity. However, there may come a time when having a physical office is beneficial. In this case, adopting a hybrid work model can be an excellent strategy to get people back into the office without losing the benefits of remote work.

However, as your employees adapt to the new system, communication, collaboration, and morale can all be affected. Discover practical tips for overcoming these challenges.


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With a new emphasis on learning and development programs, it’s easy to focus on individual learning. But what is organizational learning?

What Is Organizational Learning (And Why Is It Important?)

Organizational learning is a buzzword that describes the process of transferring knowledge within an organization. As your business gains experience, it should improve over time. You, your team, and your organization should be creating a broad base of knowledge during this time, covering any and all topics that could improve how you do business. Here are concrete examples to help you implement it at your company.



Here is a printable, downloadable list of the U.S. 2023 Holidays.

List of 2023 U.S. Federal Holidays

Not all holidays are created equal. Some are federal, some are religious, and some are more for fun (you might have seen mentions of National Pie Day or National Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day floating around on social media). As an employer, the most important 2023 holidays to know will be federal holidays.



Participation in the interactive process is an important element of complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here are the proper steps for employers to take.

What Is the Interactive Process Under the ADA?

Employers have a responsibility under the ADA to accommodate workers who qualify for the law’s protections. To determine a suitable accommodation, courts and the ADA favor an informal “back and forth” — the interactive process — between the employer and the employee. What exactly should this process look like, and why is it important? Find out what your company needs to know to stay compliant and support your staff members.



Want to build an employee handbook, but don’t know where to start? Check out this ultimate guide on employee handbook tips and necessities.

Building an Employee Handbook: Top Things You Must Have

An effective employee handbook gives your HR team a chance to introduce company culture, share policies and key procedures, and communicate expectations with a new employee. It can also remind current employees of what to expect as members of the company. But much like writing any comprehensive document, creating a staff handbook can be daunting. Use this guide to help you along the way.


POPS The People Podcast

The POPS! Podcast by Zenefits helps small business leaders build people teams and succeed in the new world of work.

Are Four-Day Work Weeks Just a Trend?

You’ve probably seen social chatter about four-day work weeks, a tactic companies are adopting to attract and retain top talent. But is this new schedule here to stay, or just a trend?

Ankur Patel, Director of Product Marketing at Zenefits, joins the show to share his perspective and get you thinking about the way your company structures the work week.



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