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.
By now, it should come as no surprise that the hiring market isn’t what it was at the beginning of 2020. Whatever predictions were made at the end of 2019 have gone right out the window, and now, employers are bracing for the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Obviously, COVID-19 has changed everything over the last couple weeks. Travel has been cut down. Restaurants, malls, and theaters are shuttering. The markets are down. And, as you might guess, all this takes a heavy toll on your employees. It’s a stressful time for them in many ways, and that will most likely contribute to […]
A federal appeals court upheld a district court’s decision that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate is unconstitutional. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—remanded the case to the lower court to determine how much of the broader ACA should be invalidated as a result (Texas v. United States, […]
Let’s face it: We can’t necessarily expect work to be fun and relaxing. We go to work to get a job done, and sometimes, that can be stressful. Particularly in for-profit companies, there is always pressure to keep costs down and to increase revenue.
A recent article on LinkedIn highlights the growing trend of using telecommuting as an employee benefit. More and more job candidates are negotiating the opportunity to work from home at least 1 day (or more) a week. As remote work continues to rise in popularity, it makes you wonder: Will these digital nomads make up […]