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Start 2022 by checking in on employees’ mental health

Some of your employees are working through mental health issues of varying degrees caused by all this stress, change and loss. The hard part is figuring out what we as employers can do and should do. Here are five suggestions.

Comp budgets on the rise, but still below inflation

Over the past decade, inflation has hovered between 1% and 2%, while the average merit budget increase has risen between 2% and 3%. In 2022, the vice-tight labor market is expected to drive those salary levels higher.

3 in 10 unvaxxed people would lie to keep their jobs

Among unvaccinated U.S. employees, 28% say they would consider lying about their COVID vaccination status or fabricating documents in order to keep their jobs.

Proposed OSHA heat rule may affect you

When OSHA released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Settings on Oct. 27, it didn’t make a big splash the way its covid-19 vaccination emergency temporary standard did when it came out just days later. However, the proposed heat rule has the potential to affect millions of employers, protecting employees from heat-related harm in almost every work setting, including indoors.

Injunction halts vax mandate for federal contractor employees

The U.S. District Court for Southern Georgia on Dec. 7 issued a nationwide injunction forbidding the government from enforcing a White House executive order that directed federal contractors to require all employees to be vaccinated against covid-19. The Biden administration is expected to appeal.

Snapshot: Top 3 reasons employees changed jobs this year

The top two reasons have always driven transitions, but the third is unique to the pandemic environment.

Prepare to stop remote worker moonlighting

Many remote moonlighters have figured out the best way to pull off simultaneous employment: Fire up two laptops at the same time and toggle back and forth between jobs. Employers aren’t powerless in cases like these. There are ways to prevent remote employees from splitting their labor, loyalty and attention

Snapshot: Career fulfillment, by age

Younger and older Americans are least likely to cite their careers as a source of fulfillment in their lives.

’Tis the season to start worrying about all sorts of things: Welcome to our first Friday wrap of December

There’s plenty to worry about this time of year: shopping, travel, family coming home for the hoidays …. What you don’t need to worry about? December payroll issues, because we’re your elf on a shelf.

New Year to bring new state employment laws

Employers will face new laws and regulations in 2022 affecting how they manage their employees and workplaces. Some change is coming from Washington—for example, various covid vaccine mandates and, if enacted, provisions of the Build Back Better Act—but the measures most likely to affect employers next year are coming from states.