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HR Management

The HR I.Q. Test: August ’21

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.
Compensation & Benefits

Manage FLSA basics: minimum wage and OT

Managing a restaurant is tough these days. Staffing is next to impossible. Wages are rising. New covid-19 safety rules have added layers of extra costs. Those are just the new complications. But all the old requirements remain, too, such as complying with the wage-deduction and overtime rules covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Employee Relations

Help teleworking parents remain productive

The consensus seems to be that productivity did not take a big hit when employers sent workers home last spring in response to coronavirus-related lockdowns. However, one worker cohort reported struggling with working remotely: working mothers.

DACA overturned, current permit holders can remain

A federal court has ruled that the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was established illegally. If you employ people who hold DACA work permits, the ruling could affect your staff members.
Employment Law

PRO Act gets Senate hearing as unions gain political traction

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act—pro-union legislation that has already passed in the House of Representatives—was the topic of a lengthy July 22 hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The hearing won’t lead directly to passage in the Senate, but it could elevate union organizing as a campaign issue in the 2022 mid-term elections.

Can you fire worker for being a public jerk?

When an employee’s bad behavior outside of the workplace draws negative attention on your organization online, is it legal to terminate that person?
Article Archives

Return to work brings challenge, opportunity

8 tips for having difficult conversations via videoconference

Snapshot: What identity-theft protection benefits should cover

OSHA summer safety alert: Prevent heat illness at work

Use negotiation skills to ease return to work

How we created employee ‘communities’ to build life skills

COVID changed networking forever: 6 ways to take advantage

How to keep remote workers engaged

In tight market, should you lower the hiring bar?

Warn your managers: Loose lips are legal trouble

Be alert for harassment driven by politics

As summer swelters, keep staff safe from heat

Jury to Walmart: $125 million for disability bias

Delta dawn: Remasking is coming (and if you’re in L.A., it’s already here)

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