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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.

The HR I.Q. Test: December ’21

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

Holiday parties stage a modest comeback this year

For the second holiday season in a row, U.S. employers are grappling with how to connect their employees for year-end celebrations in the age of covid.

Snapshot: Most workers approve of vaccine mandates

A majority of American workers say they favor employers requiring employees to be vaccinated against covid-19.

Ensure policy says you don’t condone transgender bias

In 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court said discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is a form of sex discrimination. Make sure your policies reflect that ruling. One federal court has concluded that not having a revised policy amounts to having an unofficial pro-discrimination policy.

EEOC clarifies what’s pandemic retaliation

The EEOC has updated its retaliation guidance for the coronavirus pandemic age, releasing a new technical assistance document explaining how to balance employee anti-retaliation rights under the ADA, Title VII and other laws against an employer’s need to enforce covid health and safety protocols.

Employers moving ahead with vax mandates

Employers remain committed to requiring employees to be vaccinated against covid even if courts rule OSHA cannot make them do so.