As if dealing with a global pandemic and a remote workforce isn’t challenging enough, employers will be facing another roadblock this fall when school is back in session. Back-to-school season will be anything but normal, and most schools have opted for at least partial remote learning. This means that many parents are going to have […]
In the two months since stay-at-home orders took effect across the country, we’ve all wondered whether this is the new normal. Who knows! But what’s certain is remote work is here to stay for the foreseeable future – likely until Memorial Day and beyond – and so this pandemic will continue to have a big […]
If you’re an industry in the middle – between the essentials, where it’s all-hands-on-deck, and the non-essential, where no one is permitted onsite – you must keep employees safe.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate game-changer that has turned many things, especially business, on its head. In response, most companies are implementing work-from-home-arrangements for employees so they can keep things running. Along with all the cautions about online scams and email phishing, another pitfall awaits: It’s possible that without a legally sound remote work […]
The COVID-19 emergency is putting unprecedented strains on the global economy and on individual businesses. Regardless of size, employers are having to adjust to a big change: going from seeing workers on site every day to having most employees working from home. Getting it right means you’ll minimize downtime, anxiety and lost productivity over the […]
Flex plans and telecommuting have become essential to maintaining operations. And it’s important to remember that, while a necessity in many cases, these work options carry some thorny legal issues.
When a federal court ruled Ford Motor Co. was right to deny a disabled employee’s ADA accommodation request to telecommute, many employers were thrilled. But don’t pop any corks in celebration of the ruling that said “… regularly attending work on-site is essential to most jobs … “ just yet.
What are your employees’ favorite perks? If your workforce is anything like the 1,227 participants in a recent Unum survey, the answer is time away from the workplace.
Every HR pro knows an employee’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. And when employees aren’t getting what they need, their work suffers.