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The HR I.Q. Test: August ’22

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

Steer clear of hosting unwanted festivities

Before you plan the next workplace party honoring an employee, ask whether this is something the employee wants and will appreciate. There has been a recent rash of lawsuits over such unwelcome events.

Revisit covid testing in light of EEOC moves

Now that the coronavirus pandemic is well into its third year, it may be time for employers to revisit their policies and practices on testing employees for covid-19 infections. New legal roadblocks to testing have emerged and new EEOC guidance has made compliance more difficult.

Friday wrap: The ghosts of pandemic relief rise again, DOL wants to know about long covid and more

Payroll news you can use, from pandemic relief repayment to long covid—to working for the IRS!

House bill would increase funding for Labor Department agencies, NLRB

The House Appropriations Committee has approved spending legislation that would increase Fiscal Year 2023 funding for several federal agencies that regulate employment law.

Prepare to comply with ‘anti-woke’ restrictions

Some states are planning to or have already banned training programs that they believe cast blame (and shame) on some workers while portraying other workers as victims.

OSHA extends covid NEP

OSHA is extending its Revised National Emphasis Program for covid-19 until further notice.

Training is key to retention, especially for people of color

Fifty-eight percent of employees surveyed said they are likely to leave their company unless they receive training and education opportunities to develop new skills, stay up to date on current trends and drive career advancement. This likelihood to leave holds especially true among people of color.

Snapshot: How employers support professional development

About 80% of employers provide formal training so employees can develop work-related skills. Many also offer these programs.

The HR I.Q. Test: July ’22

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