Tag: COVID-19

CDC Issues Guidance on Isolation, Precautions for COVID-19

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidance titled “Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19.” The guidance is noteworthy for employers. Previously, the CDC had generally indicated that individuals could potentially return to work following a positive test after spending 14 days in isolation and being fever-free […]

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6 HR Tech Platforms You Need for Managing the New Normal

2020 has been quite a year. Between COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, many companies realized they aren’t equipped to handle the challenges 2020 has brought. Siloed systems, the inability to provide real-time solutions or up-to-date information, and disconnected or overwhelmed employees are some of the issues HR pros are experiencing. For the remaining months of 2020 and well […]

Waiting for COVID-19 Vaccine? Create Your Plan Now

There’s a real possibility the United States will approve a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months, but debate and uncertainty continue about when it will become public. When it happens, you’ll face the question of whether to require employees to be vaccinated, and you need to start planning now. Many of you confront a similar […]

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COVID-19 Is Causing Many to Consider New Careers

With the unemployment rate at a record high, it should come as no surprise that many are considering a change of career. With many workers being laid off or furloughed in industries hit hard by the pandemic, changing careers is a no-brainer, but this could have a major impact on employers trying to retain workers […]

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Contact Tracing, Workplace Investigations, and The Hangover

“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 […]

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How to Navigate COVID-19 Protocols to Ensure Health and Safety in the Workplace

As some employees return from working remotely and others continue to work from their facility, there are many regulations and policies that managers and supervisors need to instate to ensure employee health and safety. New federal, state, and local health and safety requirements continue to evolve as companies remain laser-focused on providing a safe working environment for all.

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Hey, HR, Your Employees Are (Finally) Interested in Their Voluntary Benefits

Typically, employees think about their benefits two times: when they are first hired and the day before benefits elections are due. This year, however, things are very different. According to recent research from Voya Financial, 71% of employees plan to spend more time reviewing their voluntary benefits this year compared with last. The reason for […]

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What Tennessee’s New COVID-19 Liability Law Covers

As Tennessee employers have phased into (and out of and back into) various stages of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, the primary concern for most has been keeping on-site workers as safe as possible and their businesses afloat. A concurrent worry has been what to do if an employee or customer catches the virus. Could […]