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Research

EEOC’s COVID-19 Guidance: Where Does it Stand?

December 1, 2022

Via: HR Hero

As everyone knows, the sequel is almost always messier than the original. Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is no exception. On July 12, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 guidance, taking already complicated guidance that had no clear […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Why one former recruiter is urging HR to consider boot camp grad hires

November 29, 2022

Via: HR Dive

The proliferation of boot camps for coding and other in-demand skills has prompted people of all backgrounds to make a career jump — and that includes recruiters. Max Nash — now a graduating student of General Assembly’s coding boot camp […]


Workplace wellness

BC Court: Employee May Be Placed on Unpaid Leave for Violating COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

November 9, 2022

Via: SHRM

Although arbitrators in Canada have considered whether an employer in a unionized workplace can place an employee on unpaid leave for failing to comply with its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, the British Columbia Supreme Court in Parmar v. Tribe Management […]


Research

Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: Where Are We Now?

October 28, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Last fall, we were furiously drafting mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies for a variety of employers, including healthcare facilities, employers with more than 100 employees, and federal contractors. With the back and forth of whether a court would block implementation of […]


Workplace wellness

Time to Revisit and Update Your COVID-19 Policies

October 4, 2022

Via: HR Hero

During July 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 workplace guidance. The new standards set forth important updates and clarifications regarding COVID-19 testing, vaccine mandates, and disability and religious accommodations in the workplace. Employers should familiarize themselves […]


Research

Caring for Caregivers: Understanding Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Laws

August 18, 2022

Via: HR Hero

As we enter the third year of a pandemic, the ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19 and its variants often leaves employers juggling legal and business considerations regarding their workforce. Specifically, many employees are also caregivers, whether they are caring for […]


Workplace wellness

California Board to Set COVID-19 Safety Provisions

August 10, 2022

Via: SHRM

On Sept. 15, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will continue the long and arduous journey to establish COVID-19 safety measures in the workplace. Since the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) initial emergency temporary standards […]


News

Monkeypox Not Likely to Spread Through Workplace, Travel

August 8, 2022

Via: SHRM

A world exhausted from fighting COVID-19 for more than two years is now facing another potential hazard after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern” on July 23 and the U.S. declared a […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

COVID-19 Is Not a Natural Disaster Under WARN Act

July 25, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Texas employers) has determined that the COVID-19 pandemic is not considered a natural disaster, thus it is not an exception to the federal law that requires businesses to […]


Research

Tips on Tallying Up State Tax, Withholding Consequences of Remote Work

July 21, 2022

Via: HR Hero

One of the most sweeping economic changes arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is the shift from in-person to remote working. Although many employees have returned to working on location again, factors indicate the labor market has evolved […]


Editorial

Female Workers Are More Likely to Experience Burnout

July 18, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

Burnout is a syndrome that can develop as a result of chronic workplace stress and can affect an employee’s health and wellbeing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people experience burnout on three levels: feeling tired or exhausted, needing […]


Research

Companies Report Rise in Labor and Employment Class Actions

July 12, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Aggressive regulatory action and an increase in workplace safety claims, including many related to the COVID-19 pandemic, have fueled a rise in labor and employment (L&E) collective claims, including “follow-on” class actions, according to Carlton Fields’ 2022 class action survey. […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

The Hazards of Remote Employee Layoffs: Wage and Hour Issues, Severance Agreements, and Unemployment Claims

June 30, 2022

Via: SHRM

Remote work has exploded since the COVID-19 pandemic began with some employers hiring employees to work remotely anywhere in the United States. With the recent economic downturn, layoffs are beginning to occur, and for the first time a significant number […]


News

SHRM 2022 Recap: HR’s New Role in the World of Work

June 28, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) hosted its annual conference and expo in New Orleans June 12–15. HR professionals, executives, managers, and students gathered from all over the country to connect and learn together. Over 200 sessions provided expert […]


Research, Workplace wellness

HR pros experiencing widespread burnout in 2022

April 14, 2022

Via: HRD America

It’s no surprise that HR professionals are reeling after two years of workplace disruption, but a new report indicates how widespread and severe the burnout truly is. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation, 98% of […]


Editorial

How to Help Employees Deal with Common Workplace Stressors

April 8, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

During these difficult times, when the world is recovering from a global healthcare crisis while facing new geopolitical issues, concerns about the future are also growing. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic alone triggered a 25% rise in the prevalence of […]


Research

Virginia Rescinds COVID-19 Standard

March 30, 2022

Via: SHRM

Nearly two years after enacting the first-in-the-nation permanent COVID-19 workplace safety and health standard, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board voted to rescind its COVID-19 standard. The revocation took effect on March 23. Following his inauguration in January 2022, […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

More Employers Report Being Haunted by ‘Ghosting’ Employees

March 23, 2022

Via: HR Hero

It’s as if the trials of doing business during a pandemic weren’t enough. Some employer challenges, such as the skills gap and labor shortage, were a curse before the COVID era, but they’ve worsened during the health crisis. One particularly […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

HR managers say upward trend of L&D budgets likely to continue through 2022

March 21, 2022

Via: HR Dive

The survey’s findings are supported by other recent polling of HR professionals. For example, software marketplace Capterra found in data published last month that 49% of organizations planned to increase their L&D budgets in 2022, compared to 41% who said […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Coworkers Hate Cheesy Jargon, But to What Extent Can It Be Ditched?

March 16, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Office slang is great fodder for Internet memes, eye rolls, and coffee mugs, but for those suffering through corporate colloquialisms, that slang can be more annoying than entertaining, research suggests. Communication Habits Can Irk “Almost half of Americans have a […]