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No liability if teleworkers are injured by criminal

Employers are generally responsible for ensuring the workplace is safe. But now that millions of Americans work remotely, what’s an employer’s responsibility for ensuring workplace safety?

OSHA rule to enable more public access to safety data

On March 30, OSHA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would “require establishments with 100 or more employees in certain designated industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A to OSHA once a year.”

Senate refuses to confirm Biden’s choice to head W&H Division

The nomination of David Weil to head the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division was derailed March 30 when a trio of moderate Senate Democrats said they would not vote to confirm him.

Finance training produces better retirement investors

Employees who participate in financial wellness webinars are more likely to adjust contributions to their 401(k) funds, according to new research by the Employee Benefits Research Institute.

The HR I.Q. Test: April ’22

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Take these basic steps to protect against cyber-attacks

As the war in Ukraine continues, the White House is warning Americans about the danger of Russian-sponsored cyber-attacks designed to disrupt business in the United States. Follow these steps to ensure you’re protected against Russian cyber-sabotage.

Positive cannabis tests broke record in 2021

The number of U.S. employees testing positive for drugs broke records in 2021, a result that has some questioning the value of routinely testing applicants and employees for marijuana.

Budget would expand DOL, EEOC enforcement

The Biden administration has signaled plans to step up compliance enforcement against employers with budget proposals that increase funding for both the Department of Labor and the EEOC by 10.6% each in fiscal year 2023, which begins in October 2022.

It happened in Vegas! Lessons from the 2022 LEAP conference

The HR Specialist’s annual Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices Symposium took place March 16–18 in Las Vegas. Here are a few nuggets of HR wisdom from LEAP presenters, some of the nation’s most respected employment law attorneys.

What are the most annoying co-worker habits?

As employees return to workplaces, get ready for those “He’s annoying me!” complaints to HR.