I like watching baseball. Few things in life beat going to a weekday day game during the summer at Oracle Park (or even the Oakland Coliseum). Yet sadly, due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, Major League Baseball has canceled the remainder of its spring training games and the 2020 regular season will be delayed by at […]
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Changes in the plan to offer relief to workers affected by the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19 have come fast and furious, but the House and Senate appear to have settled on revisions that mean at least some employers will have to provide paid leave to at least some employees.
It’s been under 6 months since WeWork was in such dire straights that it couldn’t lay off employees because it couldn’t afford their severance packages. WeWork’s initial public offering (IPO) went from one of the most anticipated public offerings to falling flat on its face in a heartbeat. Workers were fired or quit, and many […]
Just as employers were taking a look at a bill in Congress aimed at providing paid leave for employees affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the House-passed legislation took on changes in the Senate. As of early March 17, no Senate vote had been scheduled.
With the growing concern over coronavirus, last week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released “What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and the Coronavirus.” The short article notes that the agency’s standard pandemic guidance identifies “relevant established principles and answers questions frequently asked about the workplace during Coronavirus-like events.”
High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) may cover coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and treatment without jeopardizing participants’ eligibility for a health savings account (HSA), according to March 11 guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
When onetime movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was convicted of criminal sexual abuse and rape in February, the verdict was lauded as a new day for women, who once felt powerless at the hands of the powerful. And on March 11, Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison, as a result of the guilty verdict. […]
The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is sparking new calls for paid sick leave, and employers are beginning to heed the call.
As the coronavirus sweeps the world, organizational leaders find themselves with a certain level of responsibility to keep their workforce safe and effective. Much of how they meet that responsibility involves how they decide to communicate everything from emergency policies to information that can help make employees feel safe.
United Airlines recently announced that it will be implementing a hiring freeze through June in light of the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the United States. Part of its decision stems from the fact that many travelers have suspended their plans, resulting in less air traffic, and therefore, there isn’t as high of a demand […]