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You risk bias lawsuits if you bypass promotion rules

When considering promoting an employee, carefully track all of the steps in the promotion process, from the initial job announcement to the final decision. Be sure to follow all your promotion procedures. And never let favoritism taint the process. Otherwise, you could be courting a bias lawsuit.

Supreme Court could strike down one of two mandates

The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to strike down OSHA’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers but uphold a requirement for almost all health-care workers to be vaccinated against covid.

Read CDC’s new guidance on isolation after positive tests

The CDC’s new recommendation to isolate for just five days after a positive coronavirus test generated lots of confusion.

Vax mandate is back, Supreme Court to decide

On Dec. 17, a federal appeals court reinstated OSHA’s vaccinate-or-test requirement for private employers with at least 100 employees. In separate cases, courts have placed on temporary hold mandates for federal contractors and health workers to be vaccinated against covid-19. The U.S. Supreme Court will make the final call.

75% of large employers would scrap vax mandates

Three-quarters of large employers that would be subject to the Biden administration’s on-hold vaccinate-or-test mandate say they will not require employees to get covid-19 vaccines if courts permanently strike down the requirement.

3 in 10 unvaxxed people would lie to keep their jobs

Among unvaccinated U.S. employees, 28% say they would consider lying about their COVID vaccination status or fabricating documents in order to keep their jobs.

Injunction halts vax mandate for federal contractor employees

The U.S. District Court for Southern Georgia on Dec. 7 issued a nationwide injunction forbidding the government from enforcing a White House executive order that directed federal contractors to require all employees to be vaccinated against covid-19. The Biden administration is expected to appeal.

Prepare to stop remote worker moonlighting

Many remote moonlighters have figured out the best way to pull off simultaneous employment: Fire up two laptops at the same time and toggle back and forth between jobs. Employers aren’t powerless in cases like these. There are ways to prevent remote employees from splitting their labor, loyalty and attention

’Tis the season to start worrying about all sorts of things: Welcome to our first Friday wrap of December

There’s plenty to worry about this time of year: shopping, travel, family coming home for the hoidays …. What you don’t need to worry about? December payroll issues, because we’re your elf on a shelf.

Snapshot: Most workers approve of vaccine mandates

A majority of American workers say they favor employers requiring employees to be vaccinated against covid-19.