The events of 2020 have served as a catalyst for change in many areas of our lives. As individuals, we have been forced to think, act, and interact with one another differently. As organizations, we are propelled to establish more inclusive, agile, and flexible workplaces. Making such adaptations at an accelerated pace is no small […]
“Contact tracing” is one of the many goodies 2020 has left in our stocking. Most of the folks reading this post are employment lawyers or Human Resources professionals, so you know what I’m talking about. If one of your employees tests positive for COVID-19, you don your deerstalker and go all Sherlock Holmes in the office to […]
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) clarified the effect of President Donald Trump’s recent order that authorized additional funding for unemployment benefits. However, it’s unclear how long the funds will last.
The racial reckoning of 2020 has forced nearly every major company and publicly traded entity to address the inequities within them and perpetuated by their activities. While Big Tech has responded with pledges to commit millions of dollars to diversity and inclusion funds and initiatives, it remains to be seen whether this money will have […]
2020 is like a moody teenager who can’t make up his or her mind! We started the year with the candidate-driven market, and then bam! COVID-19 hit, resulting in the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression. In June, states began lifting restrictions and businesses started opening back up, and then by July, businesses and […]
2020 seems to have decided to be the year that will live in infamy. COVID-19 hit the headlines early in the year and really swung into action in March. I strongly suspect everyone reading this post has had his or her life upset in one way or another by the virus.
In 2020, employment background checks are trending toward increasing complexity, added controversy about screening social media behavior, and the need to ensure corporate compliance with important new laws that vary by state and sometimes even by city. Stay abreast of these changes to ensure your Human Resources policies are current and in the know.
The initial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is putting new urgency on company benefits. As employees look to their benefits offerings, companies are responding in kind by leveraging, expanding, and creating new benefits to answer the needs of their employee populations.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced it won’t require private-sector employers to submit EEO-1 data this year.
Back in August 2015, WalletHub analyzed state dynamics across key metrics to determine the best states for working mothers and ranked Massachusetts fifth on the list. In 2019, we moved up to the first spot. So, what happened in 2020?