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EEOC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Testing

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released updated guidance on Sept. 8 clarifying that employers can screen workers for COVID-19 without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if they follow guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other authorities. “Consistent with the ADA standard, employers should ensure that the

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How HR leaders can ensure the best talent drives innovation

Technology has had an undeniable impact on both our professional and personal lives – and never more so than right now. Social distancing measures and the subsequent shift to remote working, socialising and collaborating led to businesses and families alike embracing technology as they never had done before. Everybody wants to reap the rewards of

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Why empathy can help us bridge the diversity and inclusion gap | HRZone

Empathy is a critical skill for managers and staff to display if an organisation wants to make progress towards a fair and equitable workplace. In the past empathy has been regarded as ‘wishy washy’, unnecessary even. One of the foundations of making progress towards greater diversity and inclusion, however, is the ability to understand what

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4 COVID-19 Legal Questions You Should Answer

hen it comes to HR legal issues these days, it’s all coronavirus all the time. For the HR professional, navigating this seemingly endless and ever-changing legal maze can be quite daunting. Which issues are most important? What questions must I get answered? Where should my primary attention be? I asked prominent employment law attorneys from

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Employer and Worker Groups Want Government to Enforce Mask Rules

More than 20 states now require people to wear masks in certain circumstances, and some business groups and worker advocates say state and local leaders are not doing enough to enforce the mandates, which are meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. “Current local and state mandatory mask requirements vary widely in scope, application and

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Consider Employees’ Caregiving Needs as COVID-19 Continues

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the pressures parents feel. Many are working from home and juggling caregiving duties as schools, day care centers and summer camps are closed or severely limiting the number of attendees. Workers with children ages 5 and younger may feel especially stressed. “The issue is particularly important for women, who remain

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If Work Is Remote, How Can You Stand out as a Top Employer?

Flexible schedules, working from home and well-stocked snack stations—perks made popular by tech organizations that trickled down to the rest of the country—aren’t relevant in a COVID-19 world. While many companies have pivoted to remote work, attracting and hiring candidates has changed. HR must look for new options to move candidates from offer to employee.

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Bringing Them Back: Questions for HR from Returning Workers

As employees begin to return to their workplaces after weeks under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, they will have questions. After all, the world changed suddenly because of the deadly coronavirus pandemic and so have employees’ expectations and fears. Be prepared by considering these six things employment attorneys and human resource experts say workers will want to

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Millennials Say They Are Struggling More to Work from Home

Millennials are struggling more than older employees to get their work done amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They also report higher levels of anxiety and sleeplessness than Baby Boomers and Generation Xers, according to two surveys. Only 60 percent of Millennials said they feel either as productive or more so while working remotely, compared with 67

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During COVID-19, How Do You Minimize Employee Claims Risk?

​Recently, I read recommended steps for employers who are having employees work from home during the coronavirus pandemic. It was written by a prominent employment law attorney at a prominent law firm. It listed 15 items, the majority of which made sense. It began with an overall statement of employee support. The very next point,

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