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Tough times await new grads from the Class of 2020

The young people who graduated from college this spring are entering the job market during an official recession. Looking at past recessions, the timing does not bode well for young workers’ overall career trajectories in terms of available jobs and compensation.

Prepare for ADA suits driven by health fears

Simultaneous health and financial crises have given us all plenty to fear. Surely you are doing your best to prove to employees that your workplace is safe. Most will be assured. However, a small subset of workers may remain paralyzed by safety concerns.

Union pushes for national covid safety rules

The AFL-CIO labor union is leaning hard on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a binding emergency workplace safety standard for dealing with covid-19.

Most employers addressed BLM protests with staff

Employers are publicly embracing anti-racism and Black Lives Matter messaging in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd and subsequent weeks-long national protests.

Spring regulatory agenda addresses contractor, wellness issues

The Trump administration’s Spring 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions—released late, on June 30—spells out what it hopes to accomplish between now and the end of the year.

Snapshot: Youngest workers are most diverse in history

As of 2018, almost half of Americans age 21 and younger were not Caucasian.

The HR I.Q. Test: July ’20

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

Avoid 3 critical errors when reopening the office

In a still-confusing time, you want to get people back to work, and keep them there. But Dan Kaplan,a partner at Foley & Lardner’s Madison, Wisconsin office and a leader on the firm’s Coronavirus Task Force, has some reminders for us of the organizational and legal issues we cannot look past.

Coronavirus pandemic has us second-guessing careers

After months of maneuvering through the coronavirus crisis, many employees are rethinking what’s most important when it comes to their careers, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half suggests.

Even after reopening, prepare for some staff to remain remote

Redesigning workplaces for social distancing, virus containment and general safety is proving daunting and expensive. No wonder some employers are rethinking whether to reopen.