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When vaccine is out, can you (should you) require it?

09/17/2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EEOC issued guidance that addressed this question.

California rules offer return-to-work model

09/17/2020
One key question vexing employers: When can employees who have had covid-19 safely return to work? If your state doesn’t offer clear rules, consider following the best practices spelled out in California’s new return-to-work rules.

Defeat bias lawsuits with well-crafted policies

09/10/2020
One of the best ways to beat employee allegations that they were disciplined or fired because of discrimination: Show the court you have comprehensive policies on discipline that you enforce consistently.

Ensure diagnostic apps protect worker privacy

09/10/2020
An attempt by New York City to keep municipal employees from spreading the coronavirus has prompted a union local to file an unfair labor practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.

Women bear brunt of pandemic job crash

09/08/2020
During the Great Recession of 2007-2009, men lost far more jobs than women did. Not so in the wake of the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

After layoffs, address employees’ survivor’s guilt

09/01/2020
U.S. employers announced nearly 1.6 million permanent job cuts in the first half of 2020, according to tracking by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. It’s a staggering number, and those who are left working almost certainly feel the strain of survivor’s guilt.

Vaccines: Prepare for flu season—and beyond

09/01/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown our usual work scenarios into chaos, and now another, more familiar, health risk is looming: the fall influenza season. If you don’t usually encourage employees to get flu shots, consider starting now.

The HR I.Q. Test: September ’20

09/01/2020
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

5 dangerous omissions from your employee handbook

08/29/2020
How many of the following aspects of an effective employee handbook are unfortunately on your list of “to-dos,” and represent dangerous omissions that could catch you off guard?

WFH: Know what counts as work-related injury, illness

08/27/2020
An Occupational Safety and Health Administration opinion letter issued way back in 2009 sheds light on a contemporary problem: When does an injury suffered by a remote employee at home count as a workplace injury?