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Revisit workplace mask policies in light of new CDC guidance

05/18/2021
Don’t rush to scrap your workplace masking and distancing rules solely on the basis of what the CDC says. In fact, OSHA remains the go-to safety authority for employers.

Snapshot: Only 8% of employers will require covid-19 vaccinations

05/18/2021
Few employers are leaning toward requiring employees to be vaccinated as a condition of returning to the workplace.

Be alert for covid-related negligence liability

05/13/2021
Most workplace-related covid-19 infection claims have been resolved through the workers’ compensation system, where employer liability is limited. But a handful of recent claims have made their way into court because they allege secondary infection of nonemployees. There is no limit on the dollar amount plaintiffs can seek in a negligence lawsuit.

Employers, employees may clash over return-to-work

05/13/2021
Employers continue to struggle with what post-pandemic work ought to look like, according to a new survey by the Littler Mendelson employment law firm. One of the most potentially significant problems: Employers and employees may disagree about plans for reopening workplaces after a year of working remotely.

Steady the ship when employees lose their balance: 3 tips

05/12/2021
Employee disengagement or burnout isn’t always apparent, and some employers may be in for a surprise if and when the COVID-19 pandemic winds down. Leaders need to learn how to recognize when the people around them—peers, colleagues, but especially subordinates—are out of balance or are heading in the wrong direction.

Workers say pandemic has caused career setbacks

05/11/2021
Thirty-eight percent of professional workers said their careers have stalled since the start of the pandemic, according to a new survey by the Robert Half staffing firm.

Snapshot: Percentage of adults using social media

05/11/2021
Most American adults say they use YouTube and Facebook. Platforms such as Snapchat, Twitter and TikTok attract less than a quarter.

Pandemic stresses didn’t dampen career satisfaction

05/11/2021
In the face of the pandemic, a resulting economic crisis, mass layoffs and high unemployment, the percent of employees reporting overall satisfaction with their jobs remained high in 2020, according to a new survey from the Conference Board business research nonprofit.

The uphill battle to vaccinate all employees

05/11/2021
The challenges employers face trying to create safe workplaces this summer mirror those facing the nation at large. Although most employers want to ensure as many employees as possible are vaccinated against covid-19, a significant percentage of people don’t want the shots.

OSHA: Act fast to curb workplace infections

05/06/2021
After almost a year of inaction as the coronavirus raged, OSHA is now scrambling to play catch-up. Biden administration officials say OSHA is committed to protecting workers from infection as covid-19 hot spots emerge even as the pandemic winds down.