A temporary rule issued April 1 provides answers to at least some questions employers have regarding relief offered through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)—a measure that provides both paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q. What considerations should we be aware of when furloughing employees due to COVID-19?
The California Supreme Court recently decided in Frlekin v. Apple, Inc. that time spent by employees waiting for, and undergoing, required exit searches is compensable and should be considered “hours” worked under California wage orders. This includes searches of employees’ belongings that have been voluntarily brought to work purely for the employees’ personal convenience.
In the span of what feels like 2 seconds, we’ve gone from talking about how to recruit when unemployment is at a low not seen in decades to dealing with the possibility of mass layoffs.
Under the best of circumstances, identity theft is a real concern for employers and employees alike. When employees’ identities are stolen, any number of life-altering outcomes are possible, ranging from stolen tax returns to new, false lines of credit being open in employees’ names. As our lives become more digital—a trend that has been heavily […]
Organizations frequently saturate their app ecosystems with collaboration tools because they allow employees to create a space for the sharing of ideas and opinions in the workplace and participate in work-based conversations using their mobile devices.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has finalized changes to its rules that are expected to make union representation efforts more difficult.
Do you really know the people you work with every day? For how long have you sat two seats away from someone but all you really know is the person’s name and vaguely what he or she does and to whom he or she reports?
In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley said, “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” Ask any HR professional about the last merger, acquisition, or divestiture he or she conducted, and you’ll hear the same thing: Large-scale changes create uncertainty; trust issues; and, as one professional put it, “People issues out […]
It has been said that employees leave managers, not companies. Recent research found some surprising results about how much employees will put up with before they leave.