Human Resources

The Lingering Impact of Long COVID-19 on Employees and Workplaces

The Lingering Impact of Long COVID-19 on Employees and Workplaces

Unfortunately, some people who test positive for COVID-19 can experience long-term effects from their infection, known as “long COVID-19.” The effects of long COVID-19 can vary; individuals may experience mild symptoms or suffer near-debilitating health concerns. Long COVID-19 has impacted both employees and their employers. Specifically, some employees have not been able to work at …

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7 Tips for Keeping Young Employees Safe

7 Tips for Keeping Young Employees Safe

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently reminded employers hiring youth-aged workers to review workplace practices and comply with federal child labor laws to ensure these hires have a safe and beneficial experience. In 2021, the DOL indicated workplace injuries and illnesses among youth-aged employees—those who are under 18 years old—have been rising since 2017. …

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HR’s Role in Preventing Cyberattacks

HR’s Role in Preventing Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are a growing concern for employers across the globe but especially for those in the United States. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of reported U.S. data breaches rose 68% between 2020 and 2021, increasing to a record-setting 1,862 incidents. Of these breaches, 83% involved sensitive information, such as Social Security …

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Creating a Psychologically Safe Work Environment

Remote Work: Creating a Psychologically Safe Work Environment

Psychologically safe employees feel confident sharing ideas, asking questions, being themselves and even challenging the status quo—without the fear of being punished or humiliated. Remote work can put company culture and team trust to the test. However, the concept of psychological safety can still be achieved regardless of team or workplace location. According to research, …

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DOJ Guidance on the ADA and Web Accessibility for Businesses and State and Local Governments

DOJ Guidance on the ADA and Web Accessibility for Businesses and State and Local Governments

On March 18, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance on how public and private entities can ensure that their websites are accessible to individuals with disabilities, as required under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title II of the ADA applies to state and local governments, while …

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Exploring DOL Violation Trends

Wage & Hour Case Studies: Exploring DOL Violation Trends

Introduction The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wage …

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How to Make Enticing Learning and Development Programs

How to Make Enticing Learning and Development Programs

Workplaces are currently facing a variety of challenges. One of the most pressing concerns is employee voluntary resignation; many entry-level, retail and hospitality workers are quitting in record numbers. However, this problem is affecting virtually every industry. Certain employers are combatting this trend by emphasizing how much value they can bring to their workers beyond …

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