On August 7, 2020, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Hon. Wanda Vázquez Garced, signed into law the “Act to Prohibit and Prevent Workplace Harassment in Puerto Rico,” previously known as House Bill No. 306. The primary purpose of the Act is to prohibit and prevent abusive conduct against employees
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Spot bonuses can boost morale during trying times.
Nearly 42% of employees report a decline in mental health since the pandemic began.
Workers who have been ordered back to the league’s headquarters are resisting, arguing that the reopening was rushed and that in some ways they have been put in an “impossible situation.”
Ultimately, culture can change as a result of leaders communicating their values frequently and widely.
When small businesses seek to screen employees for infection, not all health insurers will foot the bill
New Yorkers can once again register for Trusted Traveler Programs.
However, registrants should note that, due to COVID-19, Trusted Traveler Enrollment Centers are closed until at least September 8, 2020.
In early February 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prohibited New Yorkers from registering or re-registering for Trusted Traveler
Employers in the U.S. just got more latitude to fire employees who speak up about harassment and discrimination.
When 2020 began, the average manager may have supervised a handful of remote workers. Now, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are having some or all of their employees work from home for the foreseeable future.
Maha Hasan Alshawi, who says she now weighs just 77 pounds, announced this week that she’s even stopped drinking water.
On August 3, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York upended several employer-friendly limitations in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Specifically, the court struck down the DOL’s regulations regarding: (1) the requirement that employers
Michael Lotito favors employer protections from worker litigation related to coronavirus.
JoAnna Brooks views the changes as positive developments that could bring more oversight to the process.
Alka Ramchandani-Raj suggests that national and international travel may be risky.