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by Roy Maurer on October 1, 2020 at 11:55 am
States reported that 837,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Sept. 26. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits dropped to 11.7 million last week after peaking at nearly 25 million […]
by Roy Maurer on September 30, 2020 at 8:45 pm
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken the first step in authorizing federal agencies and contractors—and subsequently, safety-sensitive industries—to include hair in regulated drug testing programs.
by Stephen Miller, CEBS on September 30, 2020 at 8:20 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many small businesses to stop paying health insurance premiums, leaving their employees without coverage. More workers could find themselves without health insurance if businesses can’t afford to renew their group plans […]
by Kathy Gurchiek on September 30, 2020 at 1:56 am
In this second in a series of articles, SHRM Online looks at some of the ways organizations are adapting their internships during the COVID-19 pandemic to prepare young adults for the workplace.
by Jeffrey Rhodes on September 29, 2020 at 9:45 pm
A police sergeant could not overturn a punitive-damages judgment against him for alleged anti-Semitic harassment of a subordinate officer, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided.
by Jared L. Grisham on September 29, 2020 at 9:34 pm
An employer was not liable for age discrimination when it denied a promotion to a septuagenarian who had failed the employer’s standard assessment test, according to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
by Alka Ramchandani-Raj, Melissa Peters and Kennell Sambour © Littler on September 29, 2020 at 8:42 pm
California lawmakers doubled down on their efforts to keep onsite employees safe from COVID-19 exposure through legislation that allows the state to more-closely track workplace cases.
by Allen Smith, J.D. on September 29, 2020 at 8:35 pm
Employers are contending with how to respond to telecommuters dressing down during the pandemic.
by Benjamin Ebbink © Fisher Phillips on September 29, 2020 at 8:21 pm
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation that establishes a workers’ compensation presumption that will apply to most employers in the state that have a COVID-19 outbreak through 2022.
by Kathy Gurchiek on September 29, 2020 at 8:15 pm
More than 20 employees serve as volunteer instructors in a virtual enrichment program for the school-age children of colleagues at NEST. It’s one example of how employers are getting creative in supporting parents during the pandemic.