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How to Create a Psychological Safety Net for Employees

As we deal with the coronavirus pandemic’s fallout, employees everywhere are craving security. Nearly 1 million people have applied for unemployment benefits each week since March, raising the total number of unemployed workers in the United States to more than 16 million, at the time of this writing. These figures are grim, but they point to an […]

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5 Scenarios: What to Do When Employee Refuses to Return

Although most states have moved into phases two or three of reopening, the ever-growing number of positive coronavirus cases presents ongoing hurdles for employers seeking to bring employees back into the workplace. So, what happens if an employee refuses to return?

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5 Tips for HR Managers Hiring in the New Reality

COVID-19 drastically changed the global employment landscape—and it changed it quickly. Within a matter of months, there were more than 20 million Americans seeking unemployment benefits. It is clear that rebuilding during the economic downturn and getting Americans back to work will be a long, hard climb.

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Furloughed vs. Fired

By the time you read this article, you have probably already been personally affected by the economic ramifications of the coronavirus. Many organizations have already begun rounds of terminations. Others have opted for mandatory furloughs for employees. Still others have opted for some combination of the above, along with other measures, to keep them afloat […]

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Layoff, Furlough Notices Not to Be Forgotten During COVID-19 Crisis

Just a few weeks ago, employers nationwide were struggling to fill positions during a time of record-low unemployment. But seemingly in the blink of an eye, the economic news has turned to temporary shutdowns, mass layoffs, and talk of a recession that could put some employers out of business permanently.

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Hourly Workers Do Not Understand the Difference Between W-2 and 1099 Classifications

Late last year, California passed Assembly Bill 5—otherwise known as AB5—that makes it harder to classify workers as independent contractors. The new law, which is currently on hold pending on the outcomes of several lawsuits filed by California businesses, would move some gig workers to employees and entitle them to benefits like sick leave, unemployment […]