While Washington state reopened on June 30 with the new Washington Ready plan, under which most industries have returned to normal capacity and operations, this reopening has loosened, but not eliminated, COVID-19 safety and masking requirements for employees and customers.
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Connecticut’s An Act Deterring Age Discrimination In Employment Applications prohibits Connecticut employers with at least three employees from inquiring into the age of prospective employees. The new law goes into effect on October 1, 2021.
This past spring, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its intention to implement a new heat illness standard that will apply to indoor environments. The agency said it has manufacturing facilities in mind, as the rule targets “indoor workers without climate-controlled environments.”
COVID-19 ushered in a new paradigm of remote working. Although some companies have already embraced a remote workforce or some semblance of one, this work model is new for many employers. Most employers are still grappling with a host of unique employer compliance obligations and concerns it brings to their business. CDF has created this complimentary webinar to address what employers with remote workers in California need to know to avoid potentially costly litigation in this area.
During this complimentary webinar, CDF Partner, Kent Sprinkle, and Senior Counsel, Erin Owen, will review up-to-the-minute issues, trends, and best practices related to managing a workforce under virtual conditions. Topics to be covered in the remote work context include:
-Meal and Rest Break Practices
-Expense Reimbursement for Remote and Partial Remote Work
-Unauthorized Social Media Use During Work Hours and Activity Tracking Software
-OSHA/Workers Compensation Issues When Employees Work at Home
-Work Information Security and Privacy in the Remote Work Setting
-Remote Workers Residing Outside of California
-Accommodations and the Interactive Process
Register today to catch up on the latest remote working issues trending for California employers, and learn how to stay ahead of the never-ending compliance requirements.
1.0 hour of CA MCLE, HRCI, and SHRM credit pending.
Seven strategies to root out “imposter syndrome” at the source.
Two employees took turns on the ladder, climbing up and down to painstakingly remove the block letters from the marquee sign outside a Burger King location. Letter by letter, they added a new message.
People working minimum wage jobs full-time cannot afford a two-bedroom apartment in any state in the country, the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual “Out of Reach” report finds.
Here are a few actions HR leaders can take to create more inclusive workplaces and cultures for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.
The Biden Administration’s ‘equity’ policies are losing in court.
The pay gap between CEOs and the typical U.S. worker widened during the pandemic. Leaders of companies listed on the S&P 500-stock index earned an average of $15.5 million in 2020, a raise of more than $700,000 from the previous year, according to the AFL-CIO.
Covid-19 forced businesses to create a more empathetic and flexible environment. Continuing these new practices will help create a more inviting and enjoyable workplace.
Only 44% of employees believe they can always “bounce back” from hardship.
As employers deepen their focus on mental health, many may still be missing one of the most important conversations in this space: the positive one.
Guillain Barre syndrome is a rare but serious neurological disease that requires hospitalization in almost all victims and has no known cure. With such a description, employers and people, in general, might be a little cautious about proceeding with the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on July