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DOJ asks court to let OSHA vaccine mandate take effect

The Biden administration in late November filed court papers asking the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to lift a stay that halted implementation of OSHA’s emergency temporary standard requiring employers of 100 or more to force employees to either be vaccinated against covid-19 or be tested weekly.

Spot the trends that will shape the workplace in 2022

The ADP Research Institute’s “People at Work: A Global Workforce View” study found that 64% of the global workforce was negatively impacted by covid-19. That has led workers to reprioritize their needs, further redefining how and where work gets done. The report identifies these trends shaping the workforce in 2022.

Make 2022 the best work year yet, for you and your team

As you and your team form your action plans for 2022, use these expert tips from best-selling author, speaker and organizational consultant Simon Sinek to embrace the fact that you can and will come out of the hard times of the last year to be even better by the end of 2022.

Did the COVID pandemic help or hurt HR’s reputation?

COVID forced HR to take on dramatically new roles and tasks. So how did the pandemic affect how your HR function is viewed by employees and the C-suite?

Pandemic caused changes to HR costs, staffing, skills

The pandemic flipped the workplace on its head, and it’s apparently doing the same thing to HR departments.

The mandate: To test or not to test, that is the question

OSHA’s “vaccine or test” emergency temporary standard requires that every employer with 100 or more employees make a choice—require vaccines for all, or permit employees to opt out and test in lieu. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and each employer will have to choose what’s best for its business. Here are four questions to ask yourself to help guide that decision.

Fight over OSHA vaccine mandate moves to 6th Circuit

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear consolidated legal challenges to the Biden administration’s mandate for large employers to either require employees to be vaccinated against covid-19 or undergo weekly covid testing.

5th Circuit refuses to lift stay on OSHA covid mandate

A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has reaffirmed a previous order that prevented OSHA’s vaccinate-or-test covid-safety mandate from taking effect. The move adds uncertainty to a process driven by looming deadlines.

Play it safe when planning holiday parties

For many employers, the decline in covid-19 cases signals the return of the company holiday party. But celebrating the season in a post-pandemic world won’t be as simple as booking a ballroom, choosing a caterer and hiring a DJ. Here are some possible complications to consider:

EEOC casts a skeptical eye on the use of AI in hiring

Employers considering adding or expanding use of artificial intelligence programs to screen job applicants, take note: The EEOC has announced a new initiative to examine the use of AI in hiring.