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Ensure tech security for your remote staff

In response to the work-at-home surge triggered by the virus outbreak, the Department of Homeland Security has provided several tips.

Through choppy waters: How to motivate employees through tough times

Just as the coach of a losing team can be the force that keeps players giving their all down to the last second of the game, managers have an opportunity to make a significant impact on how their employees perceive times of challenge—even when the company chips are down.

Coronavirus leave: Start keeping HR records

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is an attempt to keep income flowing to employees who may not be able to work because of coronavirus- or COVID-19-related conditions. The government has not yet specified exactly how employers will be reimbursed for the associated leave expenses. However, it is safe to say that Uncle Sam will require detailed records of which employees took leave and how much they were paid.

Coronavirus and the Workplace

Your guide to the coronavirus and HR.

DOL offers Q&As addressing coronavirus and FLSA, FMLA

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has released new guidance on how coronavirus and COVID-19 affect compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and the FMLA.

Filthy bathroom, blocked exit cost $300,000

Make sure supervisors tend to basics like keeping bathrooms clean and exits free of clutter that blocks doors. OSHA has recently stepped up inspections looking for common workplace hazards like those. For repeat offenders, OSHA penalties can quickly escalate.

EEOC issues guidance on coronavirus & ADA

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already issued extensive guidance for employers on how to handle the coronavirus outbreak. The EEOC has issued its own guidance for employers grappling with how to deal with a potential pandemic while also complying with the ADA.

Active shooter: Prepare for workplace attack

Employers must anticipate the possibility that an employee will go on the attack. Fortunately, there are resources available that may prevent an attack or stop one in progress.

CDC offers advice for limiting coronavirus exposure at work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says employers have an important role to play in managing the novel coronavirus outbreak that has sickened increasing numbers of Americans. The CDC offers this advice for preventing COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus.

Telemedicine could take off as coronavirus spreads

The coronavirus outbreak could be the tipping point that finally popularizes the telemedicine option many health insurance plans offer, according to Mary Kay O’Neill, clinical services consultant for the Mercer consulting firm.