HR / Employee Relations

Reminder: Health plan deadlines are still in extended mode

October 22, 2020
A review of employees’ altered COBRA and special enrollment options during a pandemic that’s gone on longer than the IRS or DOL envisioned.
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Returning to work & rethinking the workplace: Survey your employees with these 12 questions

October 2, 2020
As organizations welcome employees back into the workplace during the pandemic, many are using return-to-work surveys to gauge their employees’ hopes and fears—and help plan for the future look of their workplace.
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Telehealth services: There’s an app for that!

September 16, 2020
Pandemic or not, open enrollment time is rolling around. Among the benefits you’ll probably be adding or enhancing are telehealth services—a virtual visit to the doctor.
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When have you crossed the line into immigration status discrimination?

July 29, 2020
Many employers don’t grasp the subtle difference between national origin discrimination and immigration status discrimination. Take our quiz to determine if your company is engaging in legally dangerous practices.
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Avoid 3 critical errors when reopening the office

June 30, 2020
In a still-confusing time, you want to get people back to work, and keep them there. But Dan Kaplan,a partner at Foley & Lardner’s Madison, Wisconsin office and a leader on the firm’s Coronavirus Task Force, has some reminders for us of the organizational and legal issues we cannot look past.
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OK to fire by email?

June 19, 2020
Q. One of my employees works from home. Can I terminate him via email or do I need to call him in?
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EEOC guidance covers how covid affects ADA, other laws

June 18, 2020
The EEOC has posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the federal equal employment opportunity laws related to the coronavirus pandemic.
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What have we learned from COVID-19?

June 12, 2020
Leaders share tales of how their workplaces rose to meet the challenges of COVID-19.
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6 interview tips that stop the nonsense

June 4, 2020
Mel Kleiman of the hiring solutions firm Humetrics has pretty much seen it all—every type of prospective hire, and every mistake that can be made by those who have jobs that need filling. In a recent webinar, his advice to managers struggling to take away the best insights from job interviews included these eye-opening nuggets.
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What we’re suddenly learning about the staff’s mental health

June 4, 2020
Experts widely agree that mental health issues will continue to plague workplaces beyond the passing of the coronavirus, which remains a constant cloud over many a worker’s mind. In her recent webinar on the topic, attorney Anniken Davenport urged employers to consider these issues.
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