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Snapshot: Return-to-work vax status

Roughly one in five employees who work on-site say their employer required them to get a covid-19 vaccine.

Lure workers back by welcoming dogs, too

While 67% of employees polled by pet-product company Honest Paws said they would consider looking for a new job if they were no longer allowed to work remotely, 78% said they would stay if they could bring their pets to work.

The HR I.Q. Test: March ’22

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

Less than 1 in 10 ‘committed’ to their employer

The pandemic has put a strain on all relationships, including the employer-employee kind.

Remote work leads to spike in tech ailments

As more people work from home, all that increased screen time and makeshift office furniture is leading to an increase in technology-related injuries.

DOL: That guy you just fired might be a whistleblower

OSHA has a litigation unit devoted solely to enforcing 20 different whistleblower laws that fall under the Department of Labor’s jurisdiction. Here’s an example of the kind of case this unit handles.

Consider updating workplace romance rules

It will soon be five years since the viral #MeToo social media movement raised awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace. A series of high-profile investigations and firings prompted many employers to amend their policies governing romantic relationships among co-workers and between bosses and subordinates.

That’s why she sued: 7 employment law lessons from ‘The Office’

HR professionals undoubtedly cringe when watching reruns of “The Office.” Throughout the show, Michael Scott and his team committed so many employment law blunders that would have triggered huge lawsuit verdicts in real life. Here are a few good lessons that HR professionals and managers can learn from all that bad behavior.

Provide lactation privacy for new mothers

For more than a decade, federal law has required employers with 50 or more employees to provide reasonable break time for workers to express breast milk for up to one year after the child’s birth. The other key part: Employers must also offer a private location (not a bathroom) that is shielded from view and free from interruptions.

NLRB will collaborate with IRS, DOJ and DHS in addition to DOL

The National Labor Relations Board is expanding on previously announced plans to coordinate enforcement practices with other federal agencies.