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Lessons from America’s worst employers of 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot about ourselves and fellow Americans. These lessons also extend to the workplace.

Limit covid by addressing off-duty behavior

Here’s what you can and cannot do to get your workforce safely through the holiday season without catching the coronavirus.

OSHA’s coronavirus-related fines pass $3.5 million since March

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Dec. 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations arising from 263 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in penalties totaling $3,504,345.

CDC offers employer resources to address covid-rage incidents

News reports regularly feature accounts of low-wage retail and restaurant employees being assaulted by customers who object to being told to put on a mask or leave. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published a web page of advice to help employers counter that threat.

Snapshot: How worried are workers about catching covid-19?

About half of workers who must interact with others on the job are concerned they may be exposed to the coronavirus.

Working from home: Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Nine months into white-collar America’s mass move to remote work, many of us miss the socialization of office life. Others couldn’t be happier working from home.

Snapshot: What’s more difficult since the pandemic began?

60% of employees say work has become harder during the pandemic, especially those working remotely.

CDC urges masking, relaxes quarantine rules

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone to wear cloth facemasks indoors when they are not at home and has revised its recommendations for quarantining some workers.

Snapshot: Why employers will continue remote work next year

More than half of employers plan to have employees working remotely in the first quarter of 2021. More and more say it improves employee retention and engagement.

The HR I.Q. Test: December ’20

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