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New coronavirus plan addresses HR issues

Days before becoming president, Joe Biden outlined a $1.9 trillion emergency plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic and jump-start an economic recovery. Several plan elements affect HR.

68% of remote employees work on weekends

A study by staffing firm Robert Half shows employees are working around the clock while at home.

Snapshot: In covid age, would internet outage be a big problem?

These days, remote workers say interrupted internet or cell phone service would be a big problem.

Snapshot: For most employees, remote work really works!

87% of employees who work from home say they have the technology they need.

Plans flexible about return-to-work this spring

Forty percent of organizations that shifted to remote work last March plan to have employees return to the workplace by this March, according to a new survey by the Conference Board.

Employers rely on basics to stay coronavirus safe

Physical distancing, requiring employees to wear facemasks, encouraging frequent hand washing and regularly disinfecting equipment and surfaces are the pillars of maintaining a safe workplace, Mercer Health found.

DOL has new rules for electronic posters

The government-mandated posters that adorn breakroom bulletin boards in workplaces nationwide don’t do much good when employees are working from home. That’s why the Department of Labor just issued new field guidance on how employers should inform employees about their rights.

Biden to issue freeze on latest Trump HR regs

President-elect Joe Biden plans to act fast to pump the brakes on last-minute Trump administration regulations affecting HR.

The HR I.Q. Test: January ’21

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

Develop a legal, fair and effective coronavirus vaccination policy

Employers may require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to keep their jobs, according to just-released EEOC guidance. However, they must be prepared to make exceptions.