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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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The Centers for Disease Control: The authoritative online resource for COVID-19

If you’ve been paying attention (and who hasn’t) you’ve probably noticed the abundance of bad information, misinformation and deliberate disinformation about COVID-19. Hoaxes, spear-phishing email, GoFundMe scams and more. Thankfully, there is a one-stop place to get all the information that you, your company and your employees needs to protect yourselves, your families and your


13 employee development tactics every manager can take advantage of today

Employee development is widely recognized as an essential tool for any organization’s successful growth, productivity and ability to retain its best employees. The challenge is being sure your managers and supervisors are doing employee development on a consistent basis. As business guru Zig Ziglar once said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither

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AI-Based Hiring Concerns Academics, Regulators

Researchers are raising questions about the growing array of new digital tools employers are using to streamline the hiring process. They are studying new sourcing and recruiting platforms powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, as well as algorithm-heavy screening and interview software that analyzes and ranks job applicants. Policymakers are concerned, too. “Proponents


Are Your Pay Rates Compliant for 2020?

Many states raised the minimum wage, and some bumped the exempt salary cutoff Although the federal minimum wage has been $7.25 for years, 29 states and Washington, D.C., have higher rates, and many new wage hikes took effect this year. “Where a state or locality has implemented a minimum-wage rate that is higher than the

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DOL Clarifies How to Calculate Overtime for Bonus

In one of three recent opinion letters, the Department of Labor (DOL) explained how to calculate overtime pay for bonuses given for the completion of training over a period longer than one workweek. The bonus should be allocated equally to each week of the training period, according to the department, which said it would update


Consulting Psychologists Help Workers with Burnout

You register the weary, emotionally depleted faces at the staff meeting. No one is engaged. Last year, staff turnover and absenteeism increased as profits fell. The burnout is palpable. Can this organization be saved? The CEO is willing to invest in a solution, but what would that even be? Enter the consulting psychologist with extensive

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How 2020 will reshape HR’s role: 5 trends to watch for

With 2019 winding down, HR pros are all wondering what new workplace trends 2020 will bring. Well, look no further! The experts at Glassdoor have answers for you in their Jobs & Hiring Trends for 2020 report. Here’s what Glassdoor says you can expect to see in the new year. 1. AI will play a bigger


2020 trends: More Employers Offering Paid Parental Leave

The 14th largest private company in the U.S. announced Nov. 7 that it now offers six weeks of paid parental leave to most of its 28,000 employees following the birth or adoption of a child. Pilot Flying J’s “gender-neutral” leave benefit is available to all new parents working at its rest stops, retail locations and


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