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Compensation & Benefits

Explore all childcare options to help working parents

With most public school systems announcing they will at least start the fall semester conducting virtual classes, many of your employees will soon face familiar hurdles. Possible solutions fall into three broad categories: flexibility at work, flexibility from work and caregiver support.
Employment Law

Few in HR believe we do enough to support diversity

Nearly 90% of HR leaders believe their organizations have been ineffective in efforts to increase diversity representation, according to newly released research by the Gartner consulting firm.

Caution when conducting virtual interviews

The same principles that have always guided your interviewing protocols apply in an online environment. However, just like in-person interviews, virtual interviews can trigger discrimination complaints. Follow these tips to avoid potential pitfalls.
HR Management

Pandemic effects: Longer days, more meetings

It’s not your imagination: We’re working almost an hour longer every day and attending more meetings since the pandemic began.
Employee Relations

‘Windowed work’ driving pandemic-era productivity

To an unprecedented degree, white-collar employees working from home are free to decide when they perform their jobs. A significant percentage are choosing to break their workdays into two or more discrete blocks instead of plowing straight through a standard eight-hour shift.

Always review supervisors’ firing recommendations

HR should insist on reviewing every discharge decision before it is carried out. Thoroughly analyze past discipline to ensure consistency and fairness. It’s the best way to prevent a biased manager from triggering a losing lawsuit.
Article Archives

Snapshot: We don’t do enough to provide opportunities for Black employees

Poll: Black, white workers diverge on racial inequity

Warn bosses: Harassment can bring personal liability

Individually assess each disability claim

Federal court invalidates some FFCRA regulations

Workers’ comp increasingly covers covid-19

Lawyers: Social distancing is top return-to-work issue

DOL issues new answers on pandemic leave, FLSA and FMLA

Snapshot: Working remotely to limit coronavirus exposure

Dept. of Sobering Statistics

Bosses, not staff, should enforce mask rules

The HR I.Q. Test: August ’20

3 overlooked basics of a telecommuting agreement

As pandemic spreads, so do lawsuits: 3 cases to watch

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