New pandemic pay earnings code for employer tax relief

Dear Colleagues, The government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), recently signed into law, provides some direct financial relief to colleges like ours, including a payroll tax credit for employees who are paid when they are not providing services because of the coronavirus. To file for… Continue reading »

Extended Stay at Home Advisory

Williams staff and faculty, As you may know, yesterday Massachusetts Governor Baker extended the state’s stay at home advisory through May 4. Schools and all non-essential businesses are to remain closed during this period. I want you to know that Williams will continue with our own essential-personnel… Continue reading »

Governor Baker’s order regarding essential services

Dear Colleagues, Earlier today, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued an order requiring all businesses and organizations providing non-essential services to close from noon tomorrow, Tuesday. March 24, through noon April 7, 2020. The order also directed the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to issue a “stay at home advisory”… Continue reading »

Remote work resources and a big thanks

Dear Colleagues, We are writing with some updates and resources that we hope will be helpful to those transitioning to remote work. As we have expressed, the college continues to operate but it is anything but business as usual. It is important to have conversations with your… Continue reading »

Follow up to COVID-19 update: Human Resources

Dear Colleagues, We recognize this morning’s news impacts many of you in your work, and your personal lives as well. We want to reiterate self-care should be the priority, and if you are sick you should not come to work. Employees with conditions that make them more… Continue reading »