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Republicans continue to hold majority of EEOC commissioner seats

A year and a half into the Biden administration, Republicans still dominate the EEOC, preventing Chair Charlotte Burrows from building a Democratic majority that could drive more employee-friendly litigation.

DOL offers online training on prevailing-wage compliance

Complying with prevailing-wage regulations can be tricky. To make it easier, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting two free online seminars.

HR led all professions in turnover in the last year

Between July 2021 and June 2022, turnover in HR jobs averaged 14.6%, well above the 10.6% average for all roles.

CDC’s updated covid guidelines: Learn to live with it

The CDC has relaxed its recommendations for handling covid-19 in the workplace.

Don’t make this $10 million vaccine mistake

First, the bad news: An employer recently agreed to pay $10 million to a group of employees who refused to be vaccinated against covid-19 for religious reasons. The good news: The same fate won’t befall your organization if you follow some simple steps that balance religious objections against business and organizational needs.

Senate proposes smaller employment law agency budgets than House

The Senate Committee on Appropriations on July 28 released proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget numbers for several federal agencies that regulate employment law.

Build Back Better measures missed the Inflation Reduction Act cut

The landmark Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which passed the Senate Aug. 7 and was bound for President Biden’s desk at press time, does not include two key provisions that were originally included in the massive Build Back Better Act that failed to earn Senate support late last year.

Employers responding internally to abortion ruling

The Conference Board business advisory group found that only 10% of 300 organizations surveyed about their response to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling said they had taken a public stand on the court’s decision to revoke a constitutional right to an abortion. However, 51% either have addressed or plan to address women’s reproductive rights internally.

Covid-19 still affecting attendance

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 3.86 million U.S. adults were unable to work between June 29 and July 11.

Pace of workplace change to increase in next 5 years

Two-thirds of organizations expect the number of change initiatives to increase in the next five years, yet only half provide change management training to employees, according to new research by the Association for Talent Development, which represents the training and development profession.