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DOL offers Q&As addressing coronavirus and FLSA, FMLA

03/12/2020
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has released new guidance on how coronavirus and COVID-19 affect compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and the FMLA.

Filthy bathroom, blocked exit cost $300,000

03/12/2020
Make sure supervisors tend to basics like keeping bathrooms clean and exits free of clutter that blocks doors. OSHA has recently stepped up inspections looking for common workplace hazards like those. For repeat offenders, OSHA penalties can quickly escalate.

EEOC issues guidance on coronavirus & ADA

03/12/2020
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already issued extensive guidance for employers on how to handle the coronavirus outbreak. The EEOC has issued its own guidance for employers grappling with how to deal with a potential pandemic while also complying with the ADA.

Active shooter: Prepare for workplace attack

03/05/2020
Employers must anticipate the possibility that an employee will go on the attack. Fortunately, there are resources available that may prevent an attack or stop one in progress.

CDC offers advice for limiting coronavirus exposure at work

03/03/2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says employers have an important role to play in managing the novel coronavirus outbreak that has sickened increasing numbers of Americans. The CDC offers this advice for preventing COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus.

Telemedicine could take off as coronavirus spreads

03/03/2020
The coronavirus outbreak could be the tipping point that finally popularizes the telemedicine option many health insurance plans offer, according to Mary Kay O’Neill, clinical services consultant for the Mercer consulting firm.

The HR I.Q. Test: March ’20

02/28/2020
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

‘Future proof’ your workforce: Hire for today, upskill for tomorrow

02/27/2020
In this vice-tight labor market, employers cannot afford to simply hire workers based on skill and then hope they grow based on the experience they gain.

CROWN: After Oscars, hairstyle laws heat up

02/27/2020
“Hair Love,” winner of the 2020 Academy Award in the Best Animated Short Film category, has shined a spotlight on legislation that affects employers’ grooming policies.

Flu could cost employers $13 billion this year

02/25/2020
Never mind the COVID-19 coronavirus that has dominated headlines for weeks. Old-fashioned influenza could wind up dealing a knock-out blow to employers this year, with a price tag that could exceed $13 billion.