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Watch out! You could be liable for at-home workers’ comp injuries

Telecommuting plans hatched this spring were understandably ad hoc. Now it’s time to formally assess some of the employment law risks. That includes addressing workers’ compensation-qualifying injuries that occur at employees’ homes.

Snapshot: Almost half are fully back to work

The number of employees working on site has risen sharply since April, when the pandemic forced shutdowns.

BLS: Women’s workforce participation is declining

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 82,000 women stopped working or looking for work in September, compared to 30,600 men.

OSHA on a roll, penalizing 85 covid violators

Since March, OSHA has fined and sanctioned 85 companies for covid-related safety and health violations. Total cost to employers so far: more than $1.2 million.

Pandemic has taken a toll on capacity for change

The amount of change the average employee can absorb without becoming fatigued in 2020 has been cut in half compared to 2019, according to the Gartner business advisory firm.

Returning to work: Which employees are most uncomfortable … and why?

As COVID cases continue to spike in parts of the country, a new survey by The Conference Board finds that only 28% of U.S. employees expect to return to the workplace before the end of 2020 and very few (only 1 in 6) say they feel very comfortable returning.

Coronavirus and employment law: 8 new answers for HR

As employers have asked for clarity on some finer points of the EEOC’s COVID-related rules, the EEOC recently issued a new round of guidance. Here are eight highlights.

Restarting business travel? Plan for COVID hurdles

Business travel during the pandemic is complicated and carries several restrictions and employment law considerations.

42% would take a pay cut if they could work from home

Employees are putting their safety, security and personal values over money and titles according to a just-released survey by the WorldatWork total rewards association.

Survey: 34% of us are more burned out now than in 2019

Drowning in work and feeling drained? Many professionals are, new research from staffing firm Robert Half shows.