Thursday December 3, 2020

EEOC resolution mourns, decries recent black deaths

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued an emotional and politically charged statement on racial discrimination on June 9, marking the deaths of three African Americans. The Resolution of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission In Mourning for the Deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery notes that the Commission, which was created as […]

Job offer reasonably retracted due to candidate’s religious conflicts

When it comes to accommodating religious needs, employers often have to be lenient to avoid trouble. But a recent case complicated the matter when a candidate’s request for an accommodation directly interfered with the job requirements. Request posed hardships Mitche Dalberiste, a Seventh Day Adventist, applied for a technician position at GLE Associates, which entailed […]

Workplace investigations in a work-from-home world

Many of the old ways of completing basic human resources tasks have been changed by new remote workforces and the need for physical distancing. One of the areas most impacted is internal workplace investigations.  Although gathering information and conducting interviews in person is preferable in almost every context, current conditions make face-to-face interactions impossible or, […]

Return to Work challenges after COVID

As states ease restrictions put in place by COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, employers are grappling with multi-faceted risk analysis and questions regarding the best way to recall employees to work: When should we reopen? Should all employees come back at once, or should we recall employees in waves? If we don’t call all employees back at […]

Business post-pandemic: 3 strategies to thrive

With companies slowly starting to reopen their doors, many business owners aren’t sure what to expect. How long will it take for sales to return to normal? Will remote work become a permanent measure? The fact of the matter is, most businesses won’t be able to return to work as normal, and leaders will have […]

Conducting virtual interviews? 6 easy body language tips

In the age of telecommuting and virtual interviews, it can be difficult to effectively get your message across or get to know someone through a computer screen. And thanks to the pandemic, many companies are being forced to woo talent they can’t meet in person. This can be a tricky task to accomplish over a […]

Keys to taking advantage of remote interviewing

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to reevaluate all aspects of how they conduct their daily activities. This is especially true with the hiring process which, since the invention of the office, has mostly depended on the old-fashioned handshake and in-person interviews. In our collective streak of bad luck with the crisis, we can at […]

U.S. women’s soccer team’s equal pay suit dismissed by federal district court

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team made headlines in 2019 with a class-action lawsuit alleging they were paid less than the U.S. men’s team. However, a district court has dismissed the women’s unequal pay claims. Less pay, worse conditions The female soccer players claimed that despite performing better, they were paid less than the male […]

U.S. women’s soccer team’s equal pay suit dismissed by federal district court

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team made headlines in 2019 with a class-action lawsuit alleging they were paid less than the U.S. men’s team. However, a district court has dismissed the women’s unequal pay claims. Less pay, worse conditions The female soccer players claimed that despite performing better, they were paid less than the male […]

DOL’s new ‘regular rate of pay’ rule: How it impacts benefits in 2020

Do you know how to correctly calculate your employees’ regular rate of pay (RROP)? There’s been some confusion among employers, which is why the feds switched up the way firms calculate RROP. Employers might want to pump up their wellness programs now that the DOL has finalized its RROP rule, which became effective Jan. 15, […]