Current issues of interest to employers are featured here, dealing with compliance, trends, and recent developments.
How to set up a background screening program
Here are six key steps that can assist you in laying the groundwork for a fair, consistent, and effective background-screening program.
FMLA Basics: Eligibility vs. Entitlement
Using the terms "eligibility" and "entitlement" correctly will help ensure clarity as to whether an employee may or may not take FMLA protected leave, and if not, the reason for this determination.
NC Contractors & Vendors COVID Guidelines
Companies doing business onsite with the State of North Carolina need to adhere to these updated guidelines regarding masks and vaccines.
Workplace harassment is still a problem
From sexual harassment to discrimination to racism to power abuse, harassment plagues more than just a handful of employees: It’s pervasive, according to a new survey.
Expert debunks negative myths about employing neurodiverse individuals
Author and disability expert, Haley Moss, debunks some of the most commonly held myths about disabled people in the workplace.
Planning for Vaccine Mandates
5-step plan for employers after President Biden announces workplace vaccine mandates.
What employers are doing with the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine and other related practices, as revealed by the joint association quick survey.
The New Employee Status: Vaccinated or Unvaccinated
With the highly transmissible Delta variant surging, and vaccination rates stagnating, employers are facing new pressures to reinstate mask mandates for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, and encourage COVID-19 vaccines through workplace mandates.
COBRA Subsidy Ending 9/30/2021
It’s not over ‘til it's over: the COBRA premium subsidy is ending September 30, 2021. Read for employer guidance to close things up.
Vaccination incentives used in wellness programs
Employers wanting to encourage employees to get vaccinated can include vaccination incentives in their wellness incentive program, subject to certain limits.
Avoiding FMLA Retaliation Claims
In addition to requiring employers to accommodate employees requesting covered family or medical leaves, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) prohibits retaliating against an employee for exercising FMLA rights.