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HR Management

The HR I.Q. Test: December ’21

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.
Employment Law

Ensure policy says you don’t condone transgender bias

In 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court said discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is a form of sex discrimination. Make sure your policies reflect that ruling. One federal court has concluded that not having a revised policy amounts to having an unofficial pro-discrimination policy.

No need to tell employee why she was fired

When terminating an employee, you don’t necessarily have to explain the exact reason for your decision. However, you must still document your rationale at the time you decide to fire. If the employee sues, a court will want to see when and why you arrived at the decision, all documented at the time.
Employee Relations

End-of-year reviews, 2021-style

Annual performance chats should probably look a little different this year.
Compensation & Benefits

Final rule: Fed contractor employees to earn at least $15 per hour

The U.S. Department of Labor on Nov. 22 issued a final rule increasing the minimum wage for employees working on federal contracts to $15 per hour beginning Jan. 30, 2022.

Support grows for hiring staff with criminal record

More than two-thirds of 1,100 people surveyed said they’d be comfortable working for an employer if a few of their co-workers had a nonviolent criminal record.
Article Archives

Holiday parties stage a modest comeback this year

Snapshot: Most workers approve of vaccine mandates

EEOC clarifies what’s pandemic retaliation

Employers moving ahead with vax mandates

DOJ asks court to let OSHA vaccine mandate take effect

41% of managers let workers set their own hours

Spot the trends that will shape the workplace in 2022

Make 2022 the best work year yet, for you and your team

Does an employee’s passion for a job = success in that job?

Paid family and medical leave back in BBB bill passed by House

Did the COVID pandemic help or hurt HR’s reputation?

Pandemic caused changes to HR costs, staffing, skills

Hold it! Don’t prevent extra bathroom breaks

Remote work: Solving ‘the Great Disconnect’

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