Tag: caregivers

Advice to HR: How to Keep Women on the Job Through COVID-19 and Beyond

A record number of women have left the workforce since the pandemic began. More than 860,000 women dropped out of the workforce as of September 2020 compared with just over 200,000 men. The current unemployment rate for women has more than doubled the pre-pandemic rates, and economists predict the workforce exodus could set women back […]

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How Can HR Solve the Workplace ‘Care-Nundrum’?

As Baby Boomers age out of the workforce, younger generations are left to take care of them, themselves, and their children, causing a workplace “care-nundrum.” How is caregiving impacting the workplace? And what can HR professionals and employers do to support these workers who moonlight as family caregivers? A new report sheds some light on […]

Study Reveals Top Employee Caregiving Challenges Employers Need to Understand

Caregiving has been labeled a national health crisis by the National Alliance for Caregiving. According to a Gallup-Healthways survey, over 20% of employees are providing traditional caregiving to family members. As a result of their caregiving responsibilities, 70% report work-related difficulties and as many as 70% struggle with depression and other health issues. Caregiving also […]

Arizona Voters Approve Medical Marijuana

By Dinita L. James, Gonzalez Law, LLC By a slim margin, Arizona has become the 15th state in the nation to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Proposition 203, or the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, trailed by about 6,000 votes in early election night returns. Yet, after 10 days of counting early voter […]

EEOC Develops Best Practices Against Caregiver Discrimination

On April 22, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offered employers new guidance and best practices on avoiding discrimination against workers with caregiving responsibilities. The best practices document is available online at www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiver-best-practices.html and illustrates proactive measures employers can take that go beyond federal non-discrimination requirements. It supplements a 2007 EEOC guidance document on unlawful […]