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OSHA Releases Guidance as Nonessential Businesses Reopen

July 10, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released guidance to assist nonessential businesses as they reopen and return employees to the workplace. OSHA is charged with ensuring employers provide safe and healthful workplaces for their employees by setting […]


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Supreme Court Rulings Boost Employer Decisions Based on Religion

July 9, 2020

Via: HR Hero

A pair of decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court on July 8 handed a win to employers that desire to rely on religious convictions in their employment decisions. One ruling affirms the “ministerial exception,” and the other allows private employers […]


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EEOC sues Mitsubishi dealer, saying HR exec ‘witnessed and encouraged’ sex harassment

July 9, 2020

Via: HR Dive

Employers may be “automatically liable for harassment by a supervisor that results in a negative employment action such as termination, failure to promote or hire, and loss of wages,” according to EEOC. Employers that act appropriately when harassment complaints are […]


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California Employer Waived Right to Compel Arbitration

July 6, 2020

Via: SHRM

Even though an employee and employer entered into an agreement to arbitrate employment disputes, the employer’s participation in proceedings before the California Labor Commissioner constituted a waiver of the employer’s right to compel arbitration of the employee’s claim against it, […]


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Only Half of Employee’s Knee Disability Was Work-Related

July 6, 2020

Via: SHRM

Because only half of an employee’s total permanent disability was caused by a fall at work, and the remaining half was due to degenerative conditions, a California appeals court reversed a decision by the state’s workers’ compensation board, which granted […]


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EEOC: You Can’t Require Employees to Undergo Antibody Testing

July 2, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Earlier in June, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance concerning the use of COVID-19 antibody testing. Relying on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) interim guidelines, the EEOC affirmatively stated employers cannot require COVID-19 antibody […]


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Trending Now: New Jersey Employees Filing COVID-19 Complaints

June 29, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The pandemic brought pandemonium to many New Jersey workplaces. With the second-largest outbreak in the country (behind only New York) and being the most densely populated state, New Jersey was hit particularly hard by the pandemic, giving rise to a […]


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Employee with Performance Problems Could Not Prove ADA Claim

June 16, 2020

Via: SHRM

A district manager with cancer who also had a record of performance problems was unable to show that his disability caused his termination, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. It was undisputed that the district manager had a […]


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Don’t Fire Someone for Their Spouse’s Social Media Posts

June 8, 2020

Via: Evil HR Lady

Racism is bad. All my readers (I hope) agree. There are racists. We also all agree. If you are a horrible person, even off the job or on social media, you may lose your job. With a few exceptions, there […]


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Pennsylvania Employer Faces Lawsuit in State’s First COVID-19 Death Case

June 5, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The world’s largest beef processing company is facing Pennsylvania’s first wrongful death and survival action for the coronavirus-related fatality of an employee who worked in a 1,400-worker plant in Souderton. The case, recently filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common […]