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8 questions office managers must address before return-to-work

Before a possible influx of employees back into the office, make sure you’ve begun to explore solutions to the following dilemmas.

Unions seek binding OSHA coronavirus rules

Unions have filed two lawsuits seeking to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to develop mandatory pandemic-related workplace safety standards. OSHA is pushing back, maintaining that current safety standards and practices do enough to protect frontline workers.

1-Minute Strategies: December ’20

Share your screen, but not for too long … Try a “Questions” box … Wait, Rudolph is a girl?? … I’ll be with you in a zeptosecond … Trees are still open for business … Do you mispell these wurds?

90% of firms transformed their business this year

In a survey of more than 2,800 senior managers in the U.S., nine in 10 respondents said their organization has improved operations or pursued new opportunities as a result of covid-19.

The HR I.Q. Test: November ’20

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

NLRB clarifies obligations during pandemic

Several recent cases before the National Labor Relations Board show that the National Labor Relations Act most definitely affects employer obligations during the coronavirus pandemic. Remember, the NLRA covers all employers, not just those that employ union members.

CDC covid guidance could spike absenteeism

New coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could trigger a fresh wave of absences by employees who must self-quarantine, according to employment lawyer Jon Hyman of Meyers Roman in Cleveland.

Covid spurs job seekers to relocate, change industries

In a new report from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, more job seekers opted to relocate for new opportunities, move to smaller companies and change industries in the second quarter, when initial shutdown orders took effect.

Watch out! You could be liable for at-home workers’ comp injuries

Telecommuting plans hatched this spring were understandably ad hoc. Now it’s time to formally assess some of the employment law risks. That includes addressing workers’ compensation-qualifying injuries that occur at employees’ homes.

Snapshot: Almost half are fully back to work

The number of employees working on site has risen sharply since April, when the pandemic forced shutdowns.