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Hybrid work demands better management skills

In a new survey by the Association for Talent Development, 47% of employers said they expect they will continue to use hybrid work schedules five years from now to the same extent they do now—and 34% expect greater use of hybrid work arrangements.

EEOC adding staff, looking to boost enforcement efforts

Tucked into the EEOC’s most recent Annual Performance Report was news that the commission added 450 front-line employees and attorneys in fiscal year 2021—and has plans to hire 200 more by the end of FY 2022 in September.

Changing of the guard: EEOC could have Democratic majority by July

President Biden has announced he will nominate plaintiff-side attorney Kalpana Kotagal to serve on the EEOC, replacing outgoing commissioner and former EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon when her term ends July 1.

Employee well-being in return-to-work spotlight

In a survey conducted by Fidelity Investments and the Business Group on Health, 83% of employers indicated they will focus on well-being as employees begin filtering back to physical workplaces.

Are you saying ‘@#$%&!’ more? You’re not alone

Whether due to frustration from the lingering pandemic, Zoom fatigue or increasingly casual, remote business chats, workers are uttering more four-letter words than ever before.

No liability if teleworkers are injured by criminal

Employers are generally responsible for ensuring the workplace is safe. But now that millions of Americans work remotely, what’s an employer’s responsibility for ensuring workplace safety?

OSHA rule to enable more public access to safety data

On March 30, OSHA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would “require establishments with 100 or more employees in certain designated industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A to OSHA once a year.”

Senate refuses to confirm Biden’s choice to head W&H Division

The nomination of David Weil to head the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division was derailed March 30 when a trio of moderate Senate Democrats said they would not vote to confirm him.

Finance training produces better retirement investors

Employees who participate in financial wellness webinars are more likely to adjust contributions to their 401(k) funds, according to new research by the Employee Benefits Research Institute.

The HR I.Q. Test: April ’22

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