Workers who contract COVID-19 can be protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, issued on December 14, 2021.
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In-person interviews, corporate retreats, and customer visits have all declined precipitously since the beginning of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic led to government bans on a significant proportion of international and even domestic travel. Even now that vaccines have been made widely available throughout the United States, recent events demonstrate how extensively the pandemic continues […]
Effective Wednesday, January 26, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is withdrawing its COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS), which would have mandated vaccination or weekly testing/masking requirements for employers with 100 or more employees. After the U.S. Supreme Court last week found the ETS to be an unconstitutional exercise of power and stayed the […]
The employee retention credit (ERC) is a fully refundable tax credit against payroll taxes originally enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Its purpose was to encourage employers to continue paying employees despite financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if your quarterly Forms 941 (the federal tax […]
HR is a complex and ever-changing field. Professionals constantly need to ensure their organizations are following local and national laws and regulations. Especially during a pandemic, businesses regularly find themselves having to adapt to change.
For the past few years, COVID-19 has been a constant stressor. For businesses, there is some uncertainty around how to best handle the pandemic from a legal standpoint.
A Seat at the Table will follow the theme of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace, featuring thoughtful conversations and insight from experts, changemakers, and leaders from the business world. In our first episode, I am pleased to be joined by Kerry Unflat, Chief People Officer at Zipari, the company behind the first and […]
The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a major part of the Biden administration’s plan to boost the vaccination of workers against COVID-19 means many large employers can stand down on their plans to comply with a rule requiring the shots or testing, but they are free to institute their own mandates as long as such […]
The COVID-19 pandemic that has plagued the world for roughly 2 years has left companies scrambling to find the “new normal,” the rules of the road or a playbook that will define how they should operate moving forward. The Problem with Seeking the “New Normal” The big mistake companies make in their search for the […]
While employers wait to learn the fate of a COVID-19 vaccination rule, they’re being advised to continue making plans for how to comply with the federal government’s plan aimed at stemming transmission of the virus in the workplace. In separate hearings, the U.S. Supreme Court on January 7 heard arguments both pro and con on […]