When it comes to accommodating religious needs, employers often have to be lenient to avoid trouble. But a recent case complicated the matter when a candidate’s request for an accommodation directly interfered with the job requirements. Request posed hardships Mitche Dalberiste, a Seventh Day Adventist, applied for a technician position at GLE Associates, which entailed […]
Many of the old ways of completing basic human resources tasks have been changed by new remote workforces and the need for physical distancing. One of the areas most impacted is internal workplace investigations. Although gathering information and conducting interviews in person is preferable in almost every context, current conditions make face-to-face interactions impossible or, […]
As states ease restrictions put in place by COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, employers are grappling with multi-faceted risk analysis and questions regarding the best way to recall employees to work: When should we reopen? Should all employees come back at once, or should we recall employees in waves? If we don’t call all employees back at […]
The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team made headlines in 2019 with a class-action lawsuit alleging they were paid less than the U.S. men’s team. However, a district court has dismissed the women’s unequal pay claims. Less pay, worse conditions The female soccer players claimed that despite performing better, they were paid less than the male […]
As organizations of all kinds prepare to reopen facilities and bring employees back onsite as the COVID-19 crisis eases, HR pros need to be ready to advise leadership of both potential legal risks and how to protect against long-term damage to their reputation. And there is one risk factor that many executives, and even legal […]
Staying safe, compliant with federal regs, especially those mandated by the CDC, EEOC, ADA, HIPAA and FMLA.
What can employers ask workers and disclose to them about COVID-19? The EEOC recently issued guidelines to employers.
Bringing employees back to work after the coronavirus lockdown by ensuring employee safety and compliance with new regs
Updating paid sick leave policies for employers in response to the coronavirus outbreak.