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Compensation & Benefits

JPMorgan Chase to pay $9.8 mil for pay bias

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has been at the forefront of confronting pay disparities between men and women. Lately the OFCCP has been on a roll.
Employment Law

Class-action claims bias in coronavirus response

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in workplaces, a trickle of lawsuits that began in the spring has turned into a raging torrent. Lawyers are finding novel ways to litigate safety decisions employers made months ago, before the impact of the virus was as well understood as it is now.

Think twice before Googling for medical info

It is legally risky to run an internet search to find out more about job applicants, especially if you are looking for information about a medical condition. It’s too easy to find information that should play no role in the hiring process.
HR Management

Biden to push enforceable OSHA covid rules

President-elect Joe Biden has said bringing the coronavirus under control is his Day One priority when he takes office on Jan. 20. A flood of coronavirus-related initiatives is likely to immediately follow. Here is what to expect.
Employee Relations

How to raise employee engagement by 300%

When goals and accountability are clearly communicated to employees, they are 2.8 times more likely to be highly engaged in their jobs, according to a Quantum Workplace review of 1.2 million employee engagement surveys at 12,000 companies.

Beware firing employee during medical testing

Remind supervisors: Firing an employee while she is undergoing medical testing could easily trigger a lawsuit. Reason: It’s illegal to discriminate against an employee based on suspicions she might become ill or disabled in the future. That would amount to regarding her as disabled, which violates the ADA.
Article Archives

5 more states legalize marijuana usage

W-2 reporting: Some good news and bad news from the IRS

2021 crystal ball: HR trends to prepare for

Zoom fatigue starting to take a toll on workers

California’s Prop 22 redefines worker classification

CDC research: Telecommuting really does help prevent covid-19

Snapshot: What employers are doing to promote coronavirus safety

New work to require critical thinking, stress tolerance

3 strategies to ease post-covid return to work

OSHA’s COVID crackdown tool: ‘General Duty Clause’

OSHA issues COVID workplace ventilation guide

FFCRA to expire Dec. 31: Will it be extended?

Never base no-hire decision on workers’ comp history

Expect pressure to relax grooming standards

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