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Coronavirus and the Workplace

04/29/2020

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS

Articles from THE HR SPECIALIST

DOL campaign builds awareness of worker rights in coronavirus era (September 21)

When Vaccine Is Out, Can You (Should You) Require It? (September 17)

California Rules Offer Return-to-Work Model (September 16)

Covid Forces Changes to Employer Sick Leave Policies (September 16)

Beware Bias When Recalling RIF’ed Workers (September 16)

Anticipate Resentment of Covid Parental Leave (September 16)

DOL Revises Regulations Covering FFCRA Paid Sick, FMLA Leave (September 14)

Survey: Coronavirus Could Trigger Retention Problems (September 14)

Be Ready to Reimburse Teleworker Expenses (September 9)

Ensure Diagnostic Apps Protect Worker Privacy (September 9)

Women Bear Brunt of Pandemic Job Crash (September 7)

Pandemic Wreaks Havoc on Salesperson Compensation (September 7)

Stay Flexible to Protect Vulnerable Workers (September 2)

Consider Hazard Pay to Fill Essential Positions (September 2)

DOL Adds Pandemic-Related Back-to-School FAQs (September 1)

Vaccines: Prepare for Flu Season—and Beyond (August 31)

WFH: Know What Counts as Work-Related Injury, Illness (August 26)

Burnout, Stress Increasing Since Pandemic Began (August 26)

DOL Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Pay Overtime (August 25)

Covid-19 Negligence Suits Target Employers (August 24)

Help Your Employees Battle Pandemic Stress (August 24)

Is it Time to Convert Remote Employees to Contractors? (August 24)

DOL Uses Carrot—Not Stick—to Enforce FFCRA (August 19)

I-9 ‘Virtual Verification’ Extended to Sept. 19 (August 19)

Build Options into Your Employment Contracts (August 19)

Pandemic Makes Dent in Salary Increase Plans (August 19)

DOL Orders Back Pay for Denied Covid Leave (August 12)

Pandemic Effects: Longer Days, More Meetings (August 10)

Explore All Childcare Options to Help Working Parents (August 10)

Workers’ Comp Increasingly Covers Covid-19 (August 5)

Federal Court Invalidates Some FFCRA Regulations (August 5)

Bosses, Not Staff, Should Enforce Mask Rules (August 3)

DOL Issues New Answers on Pandemic Leave, FLSA and FMLA (August 3)

Lawyers: Social Distancing Is Top Return-to-Work Issue (August 3)

Now More Than Ever, Keep Dress Code Neutral (July 29)

OSHA Issues Guidance on Reopening Facilities (July 29)

As Pandemic Spreads, So Do lawsuits: 3 Cases to Watch (July 29)

8 Tips to Make HR Effective in Times of Crisis (July 27)

Google Extends Work-from-Home, Others Could Follow (July 27)

‘Windowed Work’ Driving Pandemic-Era Productivity (July 27)

Next Covid Crisis: Lack of Childcare for Staff (July 22)

More Employers Mandate Masks to Cut Risks (July 22)

Which Safety Measures Do Employees Really Want? (July 20)

Are Laws Limiting Covid-19 Liability on the Horizon in Congress, States? (July 20)

Fevered Worker Sent Home: Is That a Paid Day? (July 20)

If Family Member Is ‘High Risk,’ Must You Accommodate? (July 16)

Employee Tests Positive? How to Notify Staff (July 15)

Require Childcare for WFHer? Expect Backlash (July 15)

Union Pushes for National Covid Safety Rules (July 8)

Prepare for ADA Suits Driven by Health Fears (July 8)

The Next Coronavirus Crisis: No Care for Employees’ Kids (July 6)

Back to Work with Higher Pay! Or Maybe Less (July 1)

Even After Reopening, Prepare for Some Staff to Remain Remote (June 29)

Coronavirus Pandemic Has Us Second-Guessing Careers (June 29)

OSHA Issues Guidance on Face Masks at Work (June 25)

Covid-19: Encourage Taking FFCRA Paid Leave (June 24)

Emphasize Safety to Convince Employees to Return to Work (June 22)

Off-Duty Worker Ignores Social Distancing: How to Respond (June 18)

Pandemic Workers’ Comp Waivers? A Really Bad Idea (June 18)

Due to COVID, Some Firms Detach Pay from Performance (June 18)

Beware Misclassifying Covid-19 Teleworkers (June 17)

EEOC Guidance Covers How Covid Affects ADA, Other Laws (June 17)

OSHA Offers Suite of Safety Resources to Aid Reopening (June 17)

7% of HR Pros Expect More Telework, Even Post-Covid (June 15)

What Have We Learned from COVID-19? (June 12)

Fiscal Woes? Consider Cutting Pay, Not Jobs (June 8)

How HR Can Promote Mental Health in the Post-Covid Workplace (June 8)

Employers Eager to Reopen, Cautious About the Details (June 3)

What If You Open and Employees Won’t Return? (June 1)

Home, Not Work, Is Stressor for Remote Employees (June 1)

CDC’s Office Guidelines Mark Rocky Road Back to Work (June 1)

Thanks, Coronavirus! We’re Staying Home This Summer (June 1)

CDC Guidance on Reopening Goes Back to Basics (May 27)

IRS Grants More Health Benefits Flexibility (May 27)

Coming to a Court Near You: Covid-19 Lawsuits (May 25)

Coronavirus Resources for Multinational Employers (May 25)

As Employees Return to Work, Consider Alternative Schedules (May 25)

Coronavirus Has Altered Work for 74% of Employers (May 25)

It’s OK to Test Your Employees for COVID-19, But Beware the Legal Risks (May 21)

COVID-19 a ‘Reportable’ Illness? OSHA Softens Stance (May 21)

Back-to-Work Checklist: Steps to Consider in Emerging from Shutdown (May 21)

New Coronavirus Bill Includes More Paid Leave (May 20)

Taking Temperatures: 6 Tips to Do It Legally (May 20)

Next Big Coronavirus Threat: Lawsuits Against Employers (May 20)

8 Questions Office Managers Must Address Before Return-to-Work (May 19)

Return to Work: Revise Policies, Procedures (May 18)

As You Reopen and Workers Return, Beware the Whistleblower (May 18)

Work from Home: To Track Productivity or Not? (May 13)

Feds’ Guidance on Return to Work, Reopening (May 13)

OSHA Publishes New Translations of Coronavirus Safety Poster (May 11)

SHRM Survey: Most Small Businesses Could Fail (May 11)

Free HR Return-to-Work Planning Tool Now Available (May 6)

COBRA Compliance, Notice Deadlines Extended (May 6)

Some WARN Act Notification Rules Still Apply (May 6)

Employer Liability Is Next Coronavirus Threat (May 4)

Remote Workers Want Real Rewards, Not Virtual Perks (May 4)

Coronavirus Could Actually Cut Employer Health Costs (May 4)

Lack of Right-to-Sue Letters Isn’t Good News (April 29)

Settlement in First-Ever DOL Coronavirus Case (April 29)

EEOC: CDC Safety Guidelines Don’t Violate ADA (April 27)

4 Ways HR Can Make Life Easier for Employees (April 27)

Return-to-Work Steps Will Prevent Contact, Exposure (April 27)

Help Employees Cope With the New Stress of Working from Home (April 27)

Employers Get High Marks on Handling Coronavirus (April 27)

Pandemic: Beware Backlash After Discipline (April 22)

DOL: No Pause in Wage-and-Hour Lawsuits (April 22)

COVID-19 Considered an OSHA-Reportable Illness (April 22)

Beware Retaliation Following OSHA Complaint (April 22)

Almost 10 Million Lost Health Benefits in Just One Month (April 20)

After Epic Losses, What Should 401(k) Investors Do? (April 20)

OSHA Emphasizes Measures to Keep Manufacturing Employees Safe (April 20)

NLRB: Union Elections Resume (April 20)

5 Meaningful Ways to Recognize Remote Employees’ Hard Work (April 20)

Here’s How to Review Remote Staff Performance (April 20)

What Will the Workplace Look Like After the Pandemic? (April 20)

New I-9 Rule: You Can Accept an Expired Driver’s License (April 16)

Do OSHA Safety Rules Apply to Employee Home Offices? (April 16)

Pay, Benefits Adapt to Coronavirus Pressures (April 13)

To Zoom or Not to Zoom: Videoconference Security Issues Addressed (April 13)

Teen Summer Job Outlook: ‘Everything Has Changed’ (April 13)

What You Can, Can’t Ask Staff During Pandemic (April 8)

CARES Act Offers 2 More Employer-Relief Measures (April 8)

Forecast: 2021 Health Insurance Costs to Spike (April 8)

IRS/DOL FAQs Cover COVID-19 Documentation (April 8)

5 Management Strategies to Cut UI Expenses (April 7)

Performance Measures Steady Despite Coronavirus (April 7)

IRS Spells Out Paid Sick, Family Leave Documentation Requirements (April 7)

As Economic Road Turns Rough, Dodge These 4 RIF Potholes (April 7)

Lockdowns Are Devastating Business, Personal Finances (April 7)

DOL Issues Temporary Paid Leave Regs (April 3)

Who Is and Isn’t Eligible for Emergency Leave? (April 2)

Coronavirus & HIPAA: What Can You Divulge? (March 31)

Snapshot: Quarter of Employers Offer COVID-19 Incentive Pay (March 31)

DOL Issues Employer Guidance on Leave Provisions of FFCRA (March 31)

Protect Your Intellectual Property While Employees Telework (March 31)

Coronavirus: HR Plays Key Role in Continuity Planning (March 31)

Senate Passes CARES Act; Onto the House, Then to the President (March 27)

New Law Requires Paid-Leave Recordkeeping (March 26)

How Employers Will Recoup FFCRA Paid Leave (March 26)

Stressed Employees? New Perk May Help (March 26)

DOL Paves Way for Unemployment Benefits (March 26)

National Guard Call-Ups Trigger USERRA Obligations (March 24)

Coronavirus Leave: Start Keeping HR Records (March 24)

Poll: Coronavirus Effect on Work May Depend on Pay (March 24)

NLRB Suspends Union Elections (March 24)

Through Choppy Waters: How to Motivate Employees Through Tough Times (March 24)

Say Goodbye on Good Terms When Forced to Downsize (March 24)

Make Sure Employees Have the Tools They Need to Work from Home (March 24)

Coronavirus: Good News for Hourly Workers’ Pay (March 24)

Back to Basics: FLSA Issues During the Coronavirus Crisis (March 23)

Emergency Virus Law Provides Paid Leave (March 19)

Shorter Workweeks May Lessen Virus Exposure (March 19)

18% of Americans Losing Jobs or Income Due to Coronavirus (March 19)

Get Ready for More Failure-to-Promote Suits (March 19)

3 Lawsuit-Proof Alternatives to Layoffs (March 19)

IRS Says Employers Can Expand COVID-19 Coverage with HSAs (March 17)

Cost of In-Patient COVID-19 Treatment Could Top $20,000 (March 17)

A Closer Look at the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (March 13)

Coronavirus Tactics: Managing a Remote Staff (March 13)

Payroll During the Coronavirus Pandemic  (March 12)

Bills Would Grant Paid Sick Leave During Public Health Emergencies (March 10)

Coronavirus Options for Employers (March 10)

Telemedicine Could Take off as Coronavirus Spreads (March 3)

CDC Offers Advice for Limited Coronavirus Exposure at Work (March 3)

How to Prepare the Workplace for a Coronavirus Pandemic (Feb. 6)

Prepare the Workplace for Coronavirus Pandemic (Jan. 30)