Riia O'Donnell

Riia O’Donnell is a Human Resource professional with over 15 years of hands-on experience in every discipline of the field. A subject matter expert, she has written for the online HR market for over 8 years. Her first job, at age 15, was working the early morning shift at a local bakery on weekends.

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What is a PPP Forgivable Loan, and How Can I get my Loan Forgiven?

The PPP loans are forgivable under certain conditions only. If you have received (or hope to receive) a Paycheck Protection Program loan and want loan forgiveness, understand the requirements and how to apply.

COVID-19: Return To Work Guidelines and Requirements for Employers

What are the laws, employer and employee rights, and instructions on returning staffers to work? Read our answers to some of the questions you may have.

Making Your Office Safe to Return to After Coronavirus

Use these practices and policies that put employee safety first when returning to work after COVID-19.

Unemployment FAQs: Tips for Businesses During COVID-19

The CARES Act is providing additional funds for states to expand unemployment benefits to previously eligible workers and sectors of the workforce that were not covered before.

Employee Return to Work Memo: 9 Things to Make Sure You Include

Here’s what to include in your memo to employees about workplace safety and cleanliness after COVID-19.

COVID-19: A Checklist for Returning to Work

When can my staff return to work and do so as safely as possible?

What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Employers who have been impacted by the coronavirus may qualify for a new tax credit that can help with continuing to pay employees, even if their business has been closed.

Have You Considered These Small Business Tax Deductions for 2020?

There are some lesser-known expenses you can deduct to minimize your tax burden or receive a larger refund check.

Essential Business Sample Letter and Memo to Employees

As the nation continues to work during the COVID-19 outbreak, assuring staff understands why they’re being asked to work and that they’re able to report to work is necessary

Furloughed vs Laid Off: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Differences

More and more companies are furloughing or laying off employees due to the coronavirus. Know the differences of each.