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by Frank E. Berrodin © Miller Johnson on April 4, 2020 at 10:12 pm
New legislation makes it easier for 401(k) participants to withdraw funds, but tapping retirement accounts to satisfy short-term needs can jeopardize future retirements.
by Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP on April 3, 2020 at 9:58 pm
The U.S. Department of Labor has added to its list of questions and answers regarding the paid sick leave and paid family leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
by June D. Bell on April 3, 2020 at 9:33 pm
Although the current situation is a far cry from business as usual, California companies must nonetheless follow the state’s labor laws, including those governing meal and rest breaks for hourly workers.
by Roy Maurer on April 3, 2020 at 8:21 pm
An important component of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act significantly expands unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for U.S. workers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
by Roy Maurer on April 3, 2020 at 12:05 pm
U.S. employers reported cutting 701,000 jobs in March, while the nation’s unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent from 3.5 percent in February. The worst employment report in a decade is the tip of the iceberg, however. Economists expect a much […]
by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP on April 3, 2020 at 11:39 am
SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., is answering HR questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. This week, he answers questions on addressing same-sex harassment and using a co-worker’s preferred pronouns.
by Jathan Janove, J.D. on April 3, 2020 at 11:22 am
What are HR professionals around the country focused on during the pandemic? Is it minimizing employee claims or something else? Happily, it seems many if not most HR professionals aren’t focused on claims risk. Rather, they are truly putting the […]
by Roy Maurer on April 2, 2020 at 11:36 pm
Organizations are implementing remote-work arrangements for their employees due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak—many for the first time—and need to be able to outline expectations and guidelines for working outside the office.
by Roy Maurer on April 2, 2020 at 11:24 pm
Hiring freezes are the top cost-containment strategy being employed by organizations as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the U.S. economy, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson.
by Kathy Gurchiek on April 2, 2020 at 10:30 pm
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day won’t be observed in the office this April 23 as employees work remotely to stop the spread of COVID-19, but the employees of Alabama Ag Credit can practice a form of it now when they have to come into one of […]