Wednesday April 1, 2020

Coronavirus and compliance: Obligations Under FMLA, ADA and Title VII

Employers are scrambling to determine what they should be doing now to prepare for the very frightening and growing threat of the coronavirus. And that massive challenge comes at the same time as this influenza season, which is well on its way to being the worst in a decade. The impact of these viral illnesses […]

Infographic: What you need to know about COVID-19

There’s a lot of information out there on COVID-19 – and unfortunately, not all of it is accurate. This is an accurate and simple infographic that offers trusted guidance. Share a copy with your staff, or share the link to other HR professionals.   The post Infographic: What you need to know about COVID-19 appeared first […]

The Centers for Disease Control: The authoritative online resource for COVID-19

If you’ve been paying attention (and who hasn’t) you’ve probably noticed the abundance of bad information, misinformation and deliberate disinformation about COVID-19. Hoaxes, spear-phishing email, GoFundMe scams and more. Thankfully, there is a one-stop place to get all the information that you, your company and your employees need to protect yourselves, your families and your […]

Biz owes almost $100K for extreme harassment, bullying

When an employer subjected its employees to pervasive harassment, the EEOC had to get involved. Porous Materials, a manufacturer in Ithaca, NY, is under fire for harassment based on race, sex and national origin, according to a recent EEOC lawsuit. The extreme bullying and harassment allegedly included a manager using racial slurs toward his employees, […]

Employer out $25K for severe race-based harassment

When one employee experienced racial harassment so severe he was forced to quit, the EEOC stepped in. Driven Fence, a fencing company outside of Chicago, was hit with a lawsuit from the EEOC after permitting a racially hostile work environment. According to the lawsuit, an African-American employee was continually subjected to racial slurs. Ultimately, when […]

Could coronavirus lead to workers’ comp claims? Experts say ‘yes’

As the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak continues in the U.S., employers are being confronted with the possibility of facing workers’ comp claims from employees who either contracted the coronavirus at work or during work-related travel.  The Washington Department of Labor & Industries announced March 5 that the state is changing its policy around workers’ compensation […]

$395K ‘Onionhead’ religious discrimination award stands

A Syosset, NY company sued by the EEOC for religious discrimination after employees said they were fired for refusing to participate in religious practices lost its bid to get a $394,991 award struck down and to get a new trial in the case. The EEOC sued United Health Programs of America Inc. (UHP) and its […]

8 reasons to focus on furthering employees’ education

The workplace is constantly evolving, and so is the job market. With unemployment at a near record low, job seekers have tons of options. Recruiting new talent is a challenge, so employers are focused on keeping their current employees happy. Having your company staffed with the best people is a full-time job by itself, not […]

The 5 causes of recruiter burnout … (and how not to)

We’ve seen the role of the recruiter change drastically over the years. While many recruiters get into the industry to help top talent find their dream roles and help companies build their dream teams, many end up living in the nightmare of recruiter burnout. As it turns out, HR has the fifth-highest turnover as a […]

The 3 reasons why those candidates “No-Showed” you!

The conference room is set. The team prepped. Resume printed. Hiring managers are in the wings. You’re ready! Wait. They’re five minutes late. Now 20 minutes. Well, shoot. You’ve been stood up by a No-Show candidate. Again. No-Show prospects are not only frustrating – they’re holding your company back and keeping you from taking yet […]