Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, HR trends such as remote work and employee selfservice were gradually infiltrating the workplace and creating additional payroll complexity for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The pandemic has not only accelerated those trends, it’s thrown entirely new challenges into the mix.
“The pandemic has hit SMB employers especially hard because their budgets, staff, and technological resources are more limited than those of larger employers,” says attorney Rena Pirsos, legal editor at XpertHR, a compliance consulting firm. “The impacts are many and interrelated.”
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