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Compensation & Benefits

Most employers won’t base teleworkers’ pay on location

More than two-thirds (69%) of employers say they don’t plan to offer reduced pay for remote workers who live in lower-cost cities, says a new Payscale survey.
Employee Relations

The Great Resignation: What it means for you

Every economic era comes with a label. In the 1930s, there was the Great Depression. The Great Recession followed the housing and stock crashes of 2008. Now we have a new moniker, this one tailored to the market-shaping power of the coronavirus.
Employment Law

Remember, bias is illegal no matter who it helps

Title VII and other federal employment laws were designed to create a level playing field for all employees. The EEOC takes all discrimination complaints seriously, even when it appears one group that has historically suffered because of bias is treated better than another oppressed group.

Fewer ICE raids means more employer scrutiny

The Biden administration recently announced that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would end its longstanding practice of raiding workplaces to sweep up and deport undocumented workers. On its face, that sounds like a major change in immigration policy that might take the heat off employers. It won’t.
HR Management

Vaccine Mandate Q&A

In late October or early November, OSHA is expected to publish its landmark Emergency Temporary Standard, requiring employers with 100 or more workers to mandate that their staffs be fully vaccinated or produce a weekly negative COVID test result. We addressed some of the common Q&As in our last issue. Here are more answers based on current information, according to the Foley & Lardner law firm.

How to take the sting—and legal risk—out of terminations

Is there a “best” way to fire an employee? There is no conversation more traumatic for both the employer delivering the message and the employee receiving it. That said, there are some best practices that can help for all involved.
Article Archives

Employee’s previous COVID infection is no defense against your vaccine mandate

Consider religious objections to vaccination

6 recommendations to find and retain top-tier talent

There’s no excuse to put off conducting ‘stay interviews’

DOL lawsuit alleges retaliation for reporting coronavirus concerns

Snapshot: 49% of workers feel they are underpaid

Employees’ vax status: Yes, it is your business

OSHA vax mandate rule closer to taking effect

Prepare for the coming wave of union activism and strikes

Steer clear of questions about past drug use

DHS halting raids to detain undocumented workers

Long covid could trigger FMLA, ADA liability

Tesla zapped with record race bias verdict

Millennial employees seek new benefits this fall

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