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Prepare workplace for coronavirus pandemic

It’s too soon to tell if the coronavirus outbreak that started in China will become a worldwide pandemic, but public health officials are bracing for the worst. Prudence says employers should start planning now in case the virus starts spreading in the U.S.

Safety: New York foundry finds itself in deep doo-doo

Inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 33 work and safety citations to Frazer & Jones Co. at its foundry near Syracuse.

OSHA turns 50 this year

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 with a yearlong celebration of past successes and current initiatives.

Report: 10 steps help prep for an older workforce

Workers over the age of 50 represent that fastest-growing age cohort in many industrialized nations, according to a new report by the Mercer consulting firm. Mercer developed 10 things employers can do now to become “age-ready.”

Top 5 priorities for HR leaders in 2020

HR must focus on five key measures to drive business in 2020, according to the Gartner business advisory firm.

Snapshot: Teens were a decade of falling unemployment

After hitting 10% in 2009 following the Great Recession, the U.S. unemployment rate fell steadily through the 2010s.

Small steps that relieve big-time job stress

If you’re like lots of HR pros, the clock is your biggest source of stress. Finding enough time in the day to complete every necessary project can be difficult, and that can take a toll on your emotional well-being.

Clear harassment policies, reporting procedures protect both victims and employers

Employers sometimes assume that the safest course of action is to fire any employee accused of harassment. But that can be a painful choice if the employee is hard to replace or is otherwise a good worker.

In San Antonio, ‘English-only’ rule exposed even more bias

Former owners of La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio have agreed to pay more than $2.5 million to settle EEOC national-origin discrimination charges.

Study identifies best, worst cities for jobseekers

A booming employment market is good news for jobseekers—and signals a super-competitive hiring environment for employers. A new study by personal finance advisor WalletHub finds that hiring prospects vary greatly from locale to locale.