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Meeting the Challenge of Termination with Sympathy

When I ask HR professionals what their biggest challenge is, terminations are often mentioned. Many organizations look at the end of employment as a solid, immediate, and permanent goodbye. However, that is far from the only way, and today’s guest speaks about her approach. 

gender

COVID-19 Will Continue to Exacerbate Gender Inequality at Work

Earlier this month, National Women’s Law Center reported that since February 2020, women have lost over 5.4 million net jobs and account for 55% of overall net job loss since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Women of color are bearing the brunt of these job losses, with 8.4% of black women and 9.1% of […]

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Benefits of Hiring Veterans

Employers that have remained open during the pandemic find themselves in a bit of an odd situation: Unemployment is high, but hiring is still tough.

ADA

Title VII Case Fails vs. Firm Serving Navajo Nation

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all New Mexico employers) recently affirmed the dismissal of an employment discrimination lawsuit against a private corporation serving the Navajo Nation, finding it constituted an “Indian tribe” and was thus excluded from the legal obligations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of […]

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Tips for Recruiting and Training Displaced Workers

In a previous post, we discussed the tremendous economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an article for CNN, Anneken Tappe reported on comments made by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at a recent European Central Bank forum, in which Powell suggested that many displaced workers might find that their old jobs are permanently lost in a post-COVID world.

COVID-19 Immunity Laws No Free Pass for Employers

Employers may be tempted to view new civil immunity laws in many states as providing protection and certainty against coronavirus-related claims. On closer review, however, the new laws’ limited benefits mean you must keep caution and vigilance as top priorities.

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Dissecting CDC’s New, Shorter Quarantine Options

In late 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on quarantining: In certain circumstances, individuals potentially exposed to COVID-19 by being in “close contact” with a person who tested positive can take steps to reduce the length of the standard 14-day quarantine period.