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 […]
The Black Lives Matter movement emerged in 2013 after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The recent killings of George Floyd and others have resulted in the movement expanding beyond the issues of law enforcement and race—they’ve resulted in a national reckoning on racial disparities in several regards, including income, […]
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer 95% of their full-time employees healthcare coverage that meets minimum essential coverage requirements, provides minimum value (at least 60% actuarial value) and qualifies as affordable.
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 healthcare industry is facing strained talent resources in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. To ensure the healthcare industry’s successful future, it requires an improved, technology-driven, and collaborative talent management approach.
The focus for many organizations has been adjusting to the changing economic climate and either struggling to stay afloat or, for essential organizations, cranking out as much work as possible. It’s at this delicate time that things like increased anxiety, postponed medical care, lack of access to vital prescriptions, increased legal and illegal drug use, […]
The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have hit recruiters and Human Resources departments hard. Companies still hiring, or those seeking to hire when the economy reopens, should look to employee referral programs to save on the time and cost of recruiting employees.
May is Mental Health Month and for one industry, workers are stepping up to provide much needed mental health support for their peers. More than 600 psychiatrists are volunteering to staff a hotline that is providing counseling services to physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last month, Governor Phil Murphy signed S2374 into law, which further amends and clarifies the March 25 expansions to the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) and the New Jersey Temporary Disability Benefits Law (TDL). It also creates new reasons an employee may use protected NJFLA leave during an epidemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc around the globe, one of the top concerns is what constitutes an essential worker or business. Those are critical specifics to iron out, and national and regional leaders have weighed in to clarify. Most say necessary work can continue, as long as employers take precautions to keep people safe.