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Help newlyweds make new names official

Expect an outbreak of wedding bells among your employees later this year. HR and payroll should start preparing now to process name changes.

Rein in inappropriate tweets, even the boss’s

When senior executives discuss company business, they are speaking for the company. That speech includes Twitter content, according to the National Labor Relations Board, which has been coming down hard on CEOs who tweet during union organizing drives.

48% of employers won’t track vaccination status

Nearly half of HR leaders surveyed in March by Gartner Research say they don’t plan to track the vaccination status of their employees.

Employers facilitating vaccines for employees

Six in 10 employers have communicated to employees the value of vaccines, researchers found. Another 35% plan to do so.

States weigh laws banning vaccine mandates

As covid-19 vaccines become commonly available nationwide, many employers are either requiring or strongly encouraging their employees to get the shots. But what if workers balk at receiving vaccines? Can employers fire them or prevent them from coming to work because of their vaccination status?

It’s time to scrap pay-secrecy policies

Traditionally, employers have tried to keep a lid on compensation-related discord by asking employees not to discuss pay. To some extent, that’s just the way it’s always been. But today, no-talk-about-pay rules are under legal assault, challenged for violating the law and helping perpetuate income inequality.

Shootings shine spotlight on anti-AAPI bias

Mass murders last month at Atlanta-area massage parlors highlighted the growing threat of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The EEOC quickly issued a statement condemning the violence—and foreshadowing greater enforcement against those who harass members of the AAPI community.

Walsh to lead Biden pro-worker agenda

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Department of Labor is now headed by a union leader. Marty Walsh will take the lead on advocating for workers on an array of issues.

The HR I.Q. Test: April ’21

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

Snapshot: Employee stress is on the rise

A recent survey found that, in the preceding two weeks, 84% of adults reported feeling at least one of these emotions associated with prolonged stress.