Experts-COVID News

When rivalry goes remote: Why office competition is risky

Dr. David King - “Promoting office rivalry creates a more political atmosphere at work that hinders collaboration and it can contribute to employee burnout. This results in lower productivity and potentially higher employee turnover.

Florida faces new challenges during hurricane season in light of COVID-19

Dr. Jack Nicholson – Every year, Florida is faced with the start of the North Atlantic Hurricane season on June 1 that lasts until the end of November. This year, however, is different. The world is in a pandemic for the first time in practically everyone’s lifetime. This could have a significant impact on how Floridians prepare and recover from a hurricane event. For one thing, social distancing is difficult in a hurricane shelter.

Mining time-sensitive data on businesses efforts to instill consumer confidence

Dr. Noyan Ilk and Dr. Guangzhi Shang – The survival of businesses impacted by social distancing relies not only on cash infusions in the short-term, but also on reviving the consumer demand for their products/ services in the long-term. Reviving consumer demand is especially important for avoiding a total economic collapse at a macro-level after the imminent threat of the pandemic has been overcome (Shefrin 2020) …

Scammers seeking to profit from fraudulent COVID-19 cures and treatments

Chad Marzen - There is no known cure for COVID-19 but, according to Chad Marzen, that hasn’t stopped opportunists from looking to capitalize off people’s fears.

COVID-19 related changes by IRS are more favorable for taxpayers

Nate Wadlinger – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has granted broad relief for tax filing and payment deadlines that fall between April 1 and July 15, 2020. While the IRS has extended various dates for filing at earlier times since the Presidential Declaration of an Emergency on March 13, 2020, Notice 2020-23, the most recent promulgation by the IRS, grants automatic relief to affected taxpayers, meaning they do not have to file extensions or send documents to the IRS to obtain relief.