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EEOC commissioner targets abortion travel benefits

An EEOC commissioner launched probes of companies offering abortion travel subsidies to employees. The commissioner alleges discrimination against pregnant workers who are not offered equivalent benefits.

Court orders rehiring of unvaxxed workers

Some employers are bracing for a rough flu/covid season. But should you insist that your employees vaccinate against them? That depends.

Welcome back to the office. Hello, flu season

After two years of worrying about covid, a familiar virus again makes its way into the newly inhabited workplace: the office cold. Here’s what health and workplace experts advise.

Activate your approaches to mental health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports heightened stress and anxiety levels. Rather than wait for employees to reach out when problems are severe, HR can be proactive.

HR pros want threat management training

According to a new study, 75% said that due to failing to notify their department in advance, violence occurred when an employee was furloughed or fired. This is why almost all human resources executives say behavioral threat assessment or threat management training is essential for their job.

California extends covid requirements until 2024

California’s governor signed Assembly Bill 2693, which amends and extends covid-19 workplace notice requirements until Jan. 1, 2024. Are similar revisions coming to your state?

Consider these health benefits in the wake of the Dobbs decision

Employers must carefully consider the impact of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling on their health and welfare benefits plans. Plan sponsors must review state law changes, prepare changes to their plan documents, consider travel and lodging benefits, and analyze privacy and safety concerns.

OSHA seeks input on whistleblower program

OSHA will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, to solicit public comments and suggestions related to their Whistleblower Protection Program.

Employees worry about catching covid at work

As employers continue to wrestle with return-to-office policies, a third of workers say they harbor moderate to significant concern about being exposed to the coronavirus at work.

Give your employees a stress check

Around one in three people believe their happiness has been impacted by work stress, according to a recent study conducted by Talkspace in conjunction with the Harris Poll.