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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employer Resource Toolkit

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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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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

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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

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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

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