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73% of Employees Who Time Block Their Day See Improved Productivity
For many workers, flexible schedules have gone from being a perk to a necessity during the pandemic, and new research from global staffing firm Robert Half suggests it's a positive trend. Nearly 4 in 5 professionals surveyed (79%) said their job...
President Trump signs 5-week PPP extension
The extension keeps a source of funding open to struggling small businesses while Congress works on a second, more targeted funding program. The PPP, which has approximately $129 billion in funding remaining, was launched in early April as the...
Governor Lamont Pauses Phase 3 of the Reopening
In response to a spike in COVID-19 cases in other states, Connecticut is pausing Phase 3 of Reopening.
Lamont Offers Rental Assistance, Extends Eviction Moratorium Until Aug. 25
Housing advocates stood on the steps of the state Capitol Monday and called for Gov. Ned Lamont to institute an eviction moratorium. The current moratorium Lamont issued in April was supposed to end Tuesday, but he extended it to Aug. 25.
Connecticut adds eight additional states to regional travel advisory as coronavirus cases surge elsewhere
Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday doubled the number of states from which travelers to Connecticut are directed to self-quarantine for two weeks. Travelers from California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee are...
The pandemic continues, but Connecticut’s single-use plastic bag fee will return Wednesday
Connecticut’s fee for single-use plastic bags, suspended for three months due to the coronavirus, is scheduled to return to retailers Wednesday. The 10-cent bag fee first went into effect last August as an environmental protection measure...
Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available
The Department of the Treasury and IRS today announced the tax filing and payment deadline of July 15 will not be postponed. Individual taxpayers unable to meet the July 15 due date can request an automatic extension of time to file until Oct. 15.
Details of school reopening plan during coronavirus pandemic: small groups, 6 feet between desks, masks all day, no more concerts
Connecticut officials are asking that schools prepare a plan to return to classrooms that includes 6 feet between desks, small groups of students for as many grades as possible and a long list of other safety requirements to stem the spread...
CT, RI are the only U.S. states reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases
Only two US states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases compared to last week -- Connecticut and Rhode Island. A staggering rise was reported in 36 states, including Florida, which some experts have cautioned could be the next...
National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins delivers her first report to Congress; identifies COVID-19 challenges, CARES Act, and Taxpayer First Act implementation as priority issues for taxpayers
National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her first report to Congress, identifying taxpayer challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the IRS's...

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