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The HR I.Q. Test: October ’20

10/01/2020
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Agreement elusive in debate over politics at work

09/29/2020
With less than a month to go before Election Day, Americans are predictably divided on a basic question: Is it acceptable to discuss politics at work?

Survey: Q1 2021 return for most furloughed workers

09/29/2020
A majority of North American employers expect most of their furloughed workers will return to work by the first quarter of 2021. However, relatively few employers expect to rehire laid-off employees.

Survey: Workers blame managers for job stress

09/25/2020
A new survey affirms the workplace adage that employees leave managers, not companies.

Your workplace posters: Beware 3 common legal pitfalls

09/25/2020
Employers are often surprised to learn about their lesser-known legal obligations surrounding labor law postings. Here are the top three missteps that result in noncompliance.

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.