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COVID-19 | Apr 02, 2020

COVID-19: DOL Clarification of Exemption for Fewer than 50 Employees

Clarifications of Exemption Process for Employers Under 50 On April 1, 2020; the Department of Labor (DOL) released clarifications regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. One of the clarifications related to the ability of employers with fewer than 50 employees to be exempt from the Act. Under the Act, these employers have to be […]

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COVID-19 | Apr 01, 2020

COVID-19 : Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

In response to the American economy reeling from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the federal government recently signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Among other provisions, the CARES Act provides businesses suffering under the debilitating effects of the pandemic with unprecedented access to emergency loans. This document will serve […]

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COVID-19 | Apr 01, 2020

COVID-19 ALERT: DOL Releases FFCRA Regulations

IRS Regulations and guidance for the FFCRA We recently learned that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulations for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) today, which confirmed that employees must give notice to their employers of the need to take leave and provide documentation to support paid sick leave and emergency family […]

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COVID-19 | Apr 01, 2020

COVID-19 IRS Tax Credits Q&A

IRS FAQs: FFCRA Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA) tax credits apply to small and midsize businesses. The FFCRA, was signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provides small and […]

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COVID-19 | Apr 01, 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: How long does COVID-19 last on surfaces?

COVID-19 on Various Surfaces A Helpful Infographic. Click here to download.   For more information regarding HR policies during the COVID-19 crisis, COVID-19 support and information or other HR needs, contact MyHRConcierge at 1-855-538-6947 x.108 or email ccooley@myhrconcierge.com.  

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COVID-19 | Mar 31, 2020

Now What? My Employee is COVID-19 Positive.

Responding to an Employee’s Positive Coronavirus Test As the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases grows daily, employers across the country are dealing with the difficult situation of responding to an employee’s positive COVID-19 test. Employers are responsible for handling the situation swiftly to protect the health of other employees while preserving the affected […]

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COVID-19 | Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 Response: Coronavirus Stimulus Direct Payment Questions

Common questions about direct payment from the COVID-19 stimulus bill. The $2 trillion stimulus bill intended to help offset the financial burdens created by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is now law. The package will send direct payments to Americans. This article contains answers to questions you may have about those payments. How much should I […]

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COVID-19 | Mar 30, 2020

Criteria to Determine Exemption to COVID-19 Bill

What Criteria Determine If I am Exempt from the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act? One of the most frequent questions that we have received since the passing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is how can an employer become exempt from the Act. Under […]

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COVID-19 | Mar 30, 2020

Unwrapping The COVID-19 Stimulus Package

$2 Trillion Stimulus Package Moving Forward as COVID-19 Concern Builds The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put a major strain on every aspect of daily life around the world, including the United States. As spread of the disease shows no sign of slowing down, there is a steadily increasing concern in the United States regarding the […]

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| Mar 27, 2020

INTERVIEW: COVID Questions Part 2

Part two of a few more questions around the topic of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave portion of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. InterviewCOVIDPart2EmployerQ&AEmergencyPaidSickLeaveAct_1 from MyHRConcierge on Vimeo.   For more information regarding HR policies during the COVID-19 crisis, COVID-19 support and information or other HR needs, contact MyHRConcierge at 1-855-538-6947 x.108 or email ccooley@myhrconcierge.com.

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COVID-19 | Mar 27, 2020

5 Tips for Employers Facing COVID-19 Concerns

Guidance For Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic We know this is a stressful time, as employers struggle to understand their responsibilities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Here are some key issues to keep in mind when navigating COVID-19’s impact on the workplace. 1. Promote Safe and Healthy Work Environments During this pandemic, make sure […]

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COVID-19 | Mar 25, 2020

March 25 -Congress Agrees to $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020—after days of debate—Congress agreed to a $2 trillion economic rescue package designed to provide financial assistance to Americans and their families, and billions of dollars in loans for businesses. Details are still being hashed out. The package is the largest fiscal stimulus in modern U.S. history and is the government’s […]

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COVID-19 | Mar 25, 2020

COVID-19: DOL Updated Poster Released

Download the updated employee rights poster for paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA. The DOL requires employers to display official DOL posters where employees can readily observe them.

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COVID-19 | Mar 23, 2020

COVID-19 Cyber Risks Caused by Telecommuting

Given the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, countless employees across a variety of industries are working remotely. While this allows businesses to remain operational, it can create a number of risks, particularly for those who fail to take the proper precautions.

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COVID-19 | Mar 23, 2020

SPECIAL COVID-19 Support Package

COVID-19 Support Package It is important the employers stay up to date with the ongoing COVID-19 legislation to understand how it affects their business. In order to help employers, MyHRConcierge is offering the COVID-19 Support Package help you keep up with the ever-changing laws relating to COVID-19, as well as, answer questions you may have. […]

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COVID-19 | Mar 21, 2020

Why HR Is Essential During A Crisis Like COVID-19

HR professionals are more important than ever during a crisis! We know that in a normal working routine absent of COVID-19 response, Human Resources (HR) is critical. HR professionals, help to establish policy and inter-office protocols, support in a problem solving and human culture of employment, and stand alongside employers as they handle unusual and […]

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COVID-19 | Mar 19, 2020

Tell Me More – COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act

Emergency Paid Sick Leave within the Families First Coronavirus Response Act    Know The Facts! A Helpful Q & A As part of the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”, the “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act” (the “Act”) was passed.  The Act was passed to provide compensation to eligible employees that are not working due to […]

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COVID-19 | Mar 19, 2020

Tell Me More – COVID-19 Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act Know The Facts! A Helpful Q & A As part of the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”, the “Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act” (the “Act”) was passed.  The Act was passed to expand the Family Medical Leave Act to provide job protections and income to eligible employees […]

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COVID-19 | Mar 19, 2020

COVID-19 Layoffs? Beware of WARN Act

Employers should heed compliance WARN Act will be important during COVID-19 fallout As the COVID-19 quarantines continue, many companies are struggling and will be forced to perform mass layoffs or plant closings. As companies go through the decision-making process related to these layoffs, they should make sure they stay compliant with the Workers Adjustment and […]

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COVID-19 | Mar 18, 2020

A Coronavirus Reality: Furloughs

Employer COVID-19 Concerns A Coronavirus Reality: Furloughs With the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic literally “hitting home,” a number of employers are considering , or already have begun, the process of placing large numbers of their employees on furlough or terminating employment altogether. As we monitor the situation, new information will continue to surface and […]

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COVID-19 | Mar 09, 2020

Sick Leave Policy in the Wake of COVID-19

Do you know your company’s sick leave policy? Because of the nature of this widespread health scare, it is important for employers to identify whether their state or local paid-sick-leave laws cover situations where employees are directed to stay home due to their own illness, concerns they may become ill, a relative’s illness, or school or business closings.

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HR Life and Wellness | Feb 24, 2020

HR Can Help With Workplace Change

Helping Employees Embrace Workplace Change Workplace changes are common across all organizations. Although some employees may embrace various changes to company systems or procedures, most individuals find workplace changes to be confusing, stressful and overwhelming. A recent study found that 71% of employees who experienced a large company change within the last year were less […]

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Federal Law Updates | Feb 24, 2020

New Model COBRA Notice Released

Two New Model COBRA Notices Available from the Dept. of Labor The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released updated versions of its model COBRA General Notice and model COBRA Election Notice, both with an expiration date of Jan. 31, 2023. To administer coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget […]

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Workforce Management | Jan 23, 2020

Smart Hiring Means Less Turnover

Making the Smart Hire Makes Sense Hiring the right employee is a challenge in any small to medium size business. Hiring has never been easy, but the current business trends are more challenging than we may have predicted. As a business owner it is important to adapt to the trends and to implement systems within […]

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Affordable Care Act | Jan 14, 2020

Cadillac Tax and Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed

2020 Fees Repealed Under the Affordable Care Act On Dec. 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law a spending bill that prevents a government shutdown and repeals the following three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA): The Cadillac tax on high-cost group health coverage, beginning in 2020; The medical devices excise tax, […]

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State Law Updates | Oct 23, 2019

Protection from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Training is the best defense –The topic of sexual harassment is on the rise. Sexual harassment in the workplace can have a toxic effect on a business’ brand and culture leading to low employee morale, reduced productivity, and even criminal liability. What is sexual harassment? According to the EEOC, “harassment does not have to be […]

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FAQ in HR | Aug 27, 2019

How to Create a Modern Workplace

Getting Inspired by Industry Leaders In late June, John Yerger, my business partner, and I attended what some call  “the best – and the biggest HR conference in the world,” the 2019 Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference. After our trip, we realized two things are crystal clear: Share Modern, New Ideas Out-of-the-box thinking […]

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| Aug 22, 2019

I-9 Alert: ICE Performs Largest Single-state Immigration Raid in U.S. History

Are your I-9s in Order? You are likely aware of the largest single-state immigration raid in history that was performed on August 7, in Mississippi. This is further proof that employers hiring undocumented workers continues to be a hot topic. Worksite investigations focusing on I-9 enforcement increased 255% from FY 2017 to FY 2018. The […]

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Alerts | Aug 06, 2019

EEOC Deadline approaching September 30,2019!

EEOC Component 2 Deadline Approaches on September 30, 2019! On July 1st, 2019, the EEOC sent a letter by USPS notifying companies of the immediate reinstatement of the revised Componenet 2 EEO-1 collection for 2017 and 2018. Why is the EEOC important, you ask? Perhaps the most important role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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Workforce Management | Jul 17, 2019

It Makes Sense for Your Business to Outsource HR

Outsourcing HR needs is a smart answer for the new and more complex workplace Let’s face it, the workplace has changed. It’s our job as employers and human resource providers to adapt with it. Outsourcing HR is a smart option. In today’s environment of regulations and litigation, it is important to ensure that your company […]

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| Jul 09, 2019

Turner Announced as MyHRConcierge’s New Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy

Experience and Tenure Come Together to Strengthen the Experience of This New Director of Marketing. UNITED STATES, July 9, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ridgeland, MS—MyHRConcierge is proud to announce and welcome Gigi Turner as the Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy. Turner will be responsible for the firm’s marketing efforts and will serve as a liason for […]

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The Shelby Report | Jul 09, 2019

HR Basics to Avoid Labor Woes

HR basics help avoid employee turnover & avoid costly penalties It may be tempting to gloss over the importance of HR basics such as hiring procedures, I-9 procedures, handbook review and more, however, buying into the 3 common myths about HR compliance and ignoring these HR basics will mean financial risk for many employers in […]

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Cybersecurity | Jun 27, 2019

Teach Cybersecurity sooner than later

Cybersecurity Teaches us to be Wary of Cyber Crime Small to medium-sized businesses are a cybersecurity target Cybersecurity is becoming a priority. Villains prey on small to medium business (SMBs) much more often than we realize. Nearly 70% of SMBs experienced a cyberattack in a 12-month period, according to The 2018 Ponemon Institute SMB Cybersecurity […]

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The Shelby Report | Jun 26, 2019

The Shelby Report: Cybersecurity Combats Cyber Crime

Cybersecurity Tools can Arm Employees to Combat Cyber Villains Workers vital to curb steep cost of cybersecurity breaches No grocer – small or large – is immune to cybersecurity attacks. “80% of U.S. businesses expect a critical breach in 2019,” according to Trend Micro’s Cyber Risk Index (CRI).  The consequences of a data breach to […]

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Alerts | Jun 13, 2019

ALERT: MyHRConcierge Partners with FMS Solutions for the 2019 FMS Compensation and Benefits Survey

MyHRConcierge has partnered with FMS Solutions in the 2019 Compensation and Benefits Survey. Grocers need to stay up to date and compliant with today’s complex labor laws. The 2019 Compensation and Benefits Survey summarizes operational findings for 156 food retailing companies and more than 5,000 stores. This survey offers a detailed look at pay ranges and provided benefits.

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Infographic | May 22, 2019

8 Steps to Properly Terminate an Employee for a Policy Violation

Make sure you are compliant in your employee terminations and protect your business from costly litigation. Follow a prudent plan prior to terminating an employee. We’ve included an 8-step plan for properly terminating an employee below. You can also download this as an infographic. This graphic shows a high-level view of best practices for handling […]

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Workforce Management | Apr 17, 2019

Steps for Dismissing an Employee

No one looks forward to having to let an employee go. But, when it becomes clear that it is time to dismiss an underperforming or contentious employee, it is best to have a plan in place that protects business owners from discrimination or wrongful termination lawsuits.

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Federal Law Updates | Apr 11, 2019

ALERT: EEOC Pay Data Report: Controversy & Due Dates

First EEO-1 Form Due Date Approaching Qualified employers must submit 2018 information for “Component 1” of the EEO-1 Survey by May 31, 2019 on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website. This part of the report requests the number of employees a business has by job category, race, gender and ethnicity. Employers may submit their […]

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Federal Law Updates | Mar 26, 2019

State Minimum Wage Updates for 2019

Stay Compliant with Mandatory Labor Law Poster Updates Many states will adjust their minimum wage annually in an effort to keep pace with the increasing cost of living. The chart below indicates minimum wage rate changes by state from 2018 to 2019. Employers are required to abide by minimum wage laws as determined by the State […]

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Partnerships | Mar 14, 2019

The 18th Annual IPPA Sales & Marketing Conference

We missed everyone at the IPPA Sales & Marketing Conference in Las Vegas! We tried like heck to get there. But, the “bomb cyclone” in the northeast cancelled flights across the country, including the ones we tried to hop for over 13 hours. What We Heard About the Conference The feedback MyHRC has received about […]

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Press Releases | Mar 13, 2019

MyHRConcierge Celebrates 10th Anniversary in HR Industry

Credits Milestone to Commitment to Personalized Customer Service Ridgeland, Mississippi (03/13/2019) – MyHRConcierge (MyHRC) announced its 10th anniversary as a leader in human resources compliance and administration services. Chris Cooley and John Yerger founded MyHRC in 2009 because they saw a real need among U.S. small to medium-sized business (SMB) owners for a simpler, more […]

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Federal Law Updates | Mar 08, 2019

U. S. Department of Labor Proposes New Federal Overtime Rule

Pending Regulation Would Make More Americans Eligible for Overtime Pay After months of speculation, the U. S. DOL has proposed an increase of the threshold for employees who are eligible for overtime pay. Currently, the Fair Standards Labor Act (FSLA) states that salaried employees, such as managers and other specialized employees, are exempt from being […]

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Partnerships | Feb 22, 2019

Execupay Partners with MyHRConcierge to Offer HR Services

Adds Additional HR Support Offering to Empower Client Efficiency San Antonio, TX and Ridgeland, MS (02/22/2019) – Execupay, Inc., a trusted leader in payroll and human capital management solutions for over 44 years, has partnered with MyHRConcierge (MyHRC), to offer HR compliance services to Execupay’s numerous small and medium-sized business (SMB) clients. MyHRC, a leader […]

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Labor Law Posters | Feb 21, 2019

Labor Law Poster Updates in January through March 2019

Stay Compliant with Mandatory Labor Law Poster Updates Many states have issued mandatory Labor Law Poster updates between September 2018 and March 2019. If you need an updated labor poster, please CLICK HERE to order a current and fully-compliant Federal and State labor poster. STATE UPDATE DESCRIPTION MANDATORY POST DATE Michigan Minimum Wage + Paid […]

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Affordable Care Act | Feb 20, 2019

ALERT: ACA Reporting Deadlines Approaching

Form 1095-C Due to Employees by March 4 All Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) must comply with 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) filing requirements according to Internal Revenue Service deadlines. The IRS deadline for providing 2018 health coverage 1095-C forms to employees is March 4, 2019. Other crucial ACA filing deadlines include filing Forms 1095-C and […]

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Partnerships | Feb 13, 2019

MyHRConcierge Partners with UNFI

Adds HR Compliance Offering to Ease Burden for Independent Grocers MyHRConcierge (MyHRC), a leader in human resources management and administration services in the independent grocery industry, has partnered with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) to expand its business service offerings to UNFI’s customers across the U.S. UNFI will offer its customers an affordable way to […]

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Press Releases | Feb 06, 2019

MyHRConcierge Announces New Website Launch

Redesign Improves Access to Industry News and HR Solutions RIDGELAND, Miss (02/06/2019) – MyHRConcierge (MyHRC), a leader in human resources compliance and administration services, announced today the launch of its newly designed website at  myhrconcierge.com. The completely redesigned website features enriched content and improved functionality to guide users who are in search of solutions to […]

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MHRC Services | Feb 01, 2019

HRCompli E-Learn LMS Offers HR Compliance Training for Supervisors and Employees

HRCompli E-Learn is the new online Learning Management System (LMS) from MyHRConcierge that facilitates Human Resources and Safety training for employees and managers through professionally-produced videos with interactive quizzes for a quality learning experience. Improve your employees’ understanding of company policies and proper conduct at work with HRCompli E-Learn. Human Resources and Safety training programs […]

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The Shelby Report | Jan 16, 2019

The Shelby Report: 2019 HR Compliance Checklist

HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. As we begin a new year in 2019 and approach the end of a decade, the grocery industry and the workplace in general is changing and growing at an unprecedented rate. By the year 2020, there will be five generations […]

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The Shelby Report | Dec 17, 2018

The Shelby Report: Top 2 HR Compliance Questions From Independent Grocers

HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. Independent grocers are all too familiar with the challenges they face on a daily basis regarding the rapidly evolving supermarket industry, including competition from conventional grocery giants, changing technology, and managing cash flows amidst food deflation and increased labor costs. […]

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The Shelby Report | Nov 19, 2018

The Shelby Report: Occupational Fraud Translates to Big Losses for Small Businesses

HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. According to the 2018 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse performed by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), occupational fraud schemes drain business owners around the world of billions of dollars in revenue each year. The ACFE Report to the Nations is […]

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