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Once upon a time – before ”the normal” became “the new normal” – employers worried about employee wellness, not about COVID-19 killing workers. They worried about pay inequity, not about whether they could pay employees. They worried about employee engagement, not about how they and their employees were going to work remotely while caring for children.

Now they must multi-task an extensive list of to-do’s, some not so positive, such as making decisions about furloughs versus layoffs, halting 401(k) plan matches versus terminating plans – while staying on top of compliance requirements made tricky by changing regulations. And they have to do this while still handling the myriad tasks that used to constitute the core of their profession.

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C.J. Marwitz

C.J. Marwitz is the editor for the retirement industry audience and a digital managing editor at BenefitsPRO. She is currently considering pitches for unpublished contributed content related to the employer-sponsored retirement plan arena. A former technology editor, advertising copywriter, and academic advisor, Marwitz is the mother of three and walker/stick-thrower/treat-giver to an orange-and-white Welsh Corgi named Leeloo Dallas Multipass.

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