Tag: employee

discrimination

7th Circuit Rejects Associational Discrimination Claim

One of the unusual features of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is that it includes a provision prohibiting discrimination “because of the known disability of an individual with whom [the employee] is known to have a relationship or association.” A recent decision by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and […]

COVID-19

Identifying and Protecting the At-Risk Worker

Businesses planning for COVID-19-related reopenings must deal with numerous employee and workplace risk factors, as well as regulatory guidance that seems to evolve on a weekly, if not daily, basis. The stakes are higher than ever, and employers have no choice but to get it right the first time.

COVID-19

Trending Now: New Jersey Employees Filing COVID-19 Complaints

The pandemic brought pandemonium to many New Jersey workplaces. With the second-largest outbreak in the country (behind only New York) and being the most densely populated state, New Jersey was hit particularly hard by the pandemic, giving rise to a number of employee lawsuits.

What Is Hazard Pay?

Hazard pay, as the name implies, is extra pay compensating for some form of danger or hazard employees face. Essentially, this extra pay serves as an incentive to knowingly take on these risks while on the job.

finish

Finishing Projects: Tips to Help Procrastinators

Every project has a beginning, a middle, and an end. That statement may seem obvious, and it is. But it’s one thing to note those stages and another to ensure they are all carried out with the same level of commitment and diligence.

script

The Benefits of Workplace Scripts

Scripts are common tools in many industries like telemarketing and customer support. They can empower relatively inexperienced teams to quickly start tackling more challenging responsibilities in customer-facing roles.

power

How a Crisis Unleashes the Human Power to Do the Extraordinary

The pandemic has changed the world of work as we know it—from interactions to decision-making to getting through our day to day. Organizations have had to nurture adaptability and resilience rapidly among their workforces to help maintain business while supporting their employees and maintaining trust.

succession

Training for New Executives

Often, training and development is thought of as a process focused on new employees—as part of orientation, perhaps, or as part of a multiyear training process for junior staff. But we’ve said many times that employees should get training throughout their careers. And that includes when they are at the pinnacles of their careers, as […]

EEOC

EEOC Updates Information on the ADA and COVID-19

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its technical assistance Q&As, answering additional questions about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on federal employment laws the agency enforces.

Masks

Answering Employee Questions Surrounding the Use of Face Masks

The world has changed in an unprecedented way since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and employers have a lot of questions for our experts at Safety.BLR.com®. Read on to see how experts answered a multi-part question from a subscriber about whether employers can mandate the use of face masks, and what should be done […]