Tag: workplace

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EEOC: You Can’t Require Employees to Undergo Antibody Testing

Earlier in June, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance concerning the use of COVID-19 antibody testing. Relying on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) interim guidelines, the EEOC affirmatively stated employers cannot require COVID-19 antibody testing before permitting employees to reenter the workplace.

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Guidance for Employers Responding to Racial Unrest

The global response to George Floyd’s tragic and shocking death and other recent acts of injustice (including those involving Ahmaud Arbery, Christian Cooper, Breonna Taylor, and Nina Pop, among others) and the ensuing protests and riots amid the COVID-19 economic crisis have affected businesses directly or indirectly. As the current events continue to unfold, employers […]

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Team-Focused Approach: Return to Operations Preparedness Considerations

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how companies think about the workplace and its role and requirements both in the short term as we return to work and in the future. To address organizations’ immediate and imminent needs during this constantly changing crisis, businesses must develop a holistic approach to help safeguard the health and safety […]

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5 Employment Policies to Draft or Redraft with Coronavirus Hindsight

If you’re like most businesses, you’re eager to reopen or return to “normal” operations as soon as possible. But before you reopen your offices and businesses—and perhaps while you have some extra time on your hands—it’s a good idea to dust off and update your employment policies to account for the new coronavirus world we […]

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Bringing Them Back: Onboarding After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned everyday life upside down. Millions of Americans are now working from home. And while the current pandemic will certainly end, the transition back to “normal” life is likely to be gradual, with many predicting that the “normal” we once knew is a thing of the past and that the workplace […]

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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 […]

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Importance of Safety Training to the Bottom Line

Today’s typical workplace is a far cry from the workplace of a few generations ago. Instead of being made up predominantly of farmworkers and factory workers engaged in manual labor, we’re increasingly an office-worker society.

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I’m Not Going Back to the Office

A new survey has found what many of us suspected: A large percentage of the workforce does not want to go back to their office. So many have worked from home for a few months now, and they see no reason they shouldn’t continue working from home.

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Suicide and Your Workplace: Lifesaving Advice for HR Pros

Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness month, throughout the month we will feature insights and best practices to help HR professionals accommodate workers with mental health issues. Today’s focus is on suicide prevention and next week we’ll be covering this topic more in-depth in our HR Works podcast, stay tuned!