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Compensation & Benefits

As pandemic spreads, so do lawsuits: 3 cases to watch

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chances that your organization will be hit with a lawsuit have risen sharply. There are already hundreds of covid-19 and coronavirus-related lawsuits percolating through state and federal courts.

Beyond job cuts, pandemic reducing take-home pay

U.S. employers have cut the pay of at least 4 million U.S. workers since February.

Next covid crisis: Lack of childcare for staff

To overcome the closed schools and lack of childcare openings, employers will have to use a multi-pronged approach.

New W-2 reporting requirement: Employees’ pandemic leave

Here’s something we didn’t see coming. You must report the total amount of employees’ pandemic-related family/sick leave wages on their 2020 W-2s in Box 14 or on a separate statement.

Fevered worker sent home: Is that a paid day?

One of the CDC’s main workplace suggestions during the pandemic is that employers should take employees’ temperatures each day and send home anyone who has a fever (100.4 degrees and above). But if you send workers home right after they arrive, must you pay them for that day? Depending on where a business is located, you may.

Require childcare for WFHer? Expect backlash

Employers who don’t or can’t call everyone back to the office may want to review the childcare and school opening plans in their area and adjust their own accordingly.

Snapshot: Childcare issues could hinder return to work

Working parents worry about sending kids back to daycare when work reopens. Health and financial concerns may force many to stay home with children instead of working.

Single women worry most about retirement security

Unmarried women are less confident about their retirement prospects than their married counterparts, according to a new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. It turns out, there are good reasons for them to worry.

Supreme Court rules for religious employers

Two of the U.S. Supreme Court’s final decisions of the 2019-2020 term backed employers’ ability to invoke religion to exempt themselves from laws affecting employees and the workplace.

The next coronavirus crisis: No care for employees’ kids

As you get ready to bring employees back to your physical workplace, prepare for an unexpected impediment: Workers unable to return because they can’t find anyone to look after their children.