The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed on March 18, 2020. It created additional employee leave entitlements for employees who work for private employers with fewer than 500 employees and for public employers. The FFCRA is designed to help employees and employers respond to this need for additional leave.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to expect the unexpected. But, to do that, requires a concerted effort by many employees in a company to create a strong, yet flexible plan. Things that every plan should address are communication, partial/complete shutdown planning, returning to work after weathering the storm, safety training for workers, telecommuting, and recognizing and preventing cabin fever. This whitepaper discusses these topics and gives employers guidance that can be used to prepare a pandemic plan for their company.
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. This information-packed whitepaper provides proven tips for establishing and maintaining a productive remote workforce during these challenging times.
This whitepaper examines what OSHA has to say about the recordability of COVID-19 in the workplace along with the agency’s injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting regulations in 29 CFR Part 1904.
When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed on March 18, 2020 it brought a new federal posting requirement. The COVID-19 pandemic that drove the legislation adds new compliance challenges to this requirement. The need for social distancing is remaking the workplace and the way we communicate with employees. That means thinking about the best way to make employees aware of their rights no matter where they are located.
This free whitepaper provides information about policies and procedures, safety concerns, human resources matters, supply and production issues relating to the coronavirus outbreak, and special considerations for transportation employers. It will help employers:
✓Implement preemptive measures
✓Ensure compliance with OSHA standards and employment laws such as FMLA and ADA
✓Navigate employee rights in regard to viral outbreaks
Who needs a substance abuse policy? How does medical marijuana impact a drug-free workplace? When is Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing required? Learn the answers to these and other frequently asked drug and alcohol questions in this free whitepaper.
Difficult conversations are part and parcel to employee management. Managers face employee relations issues ranging from minor skirmishes among coworkers, to performance problems and disciplinary challenges, to allegations of discrimination or complaints of harassment on any given day. This free whitepaper goes over the five common mistakes managers are making.
For the first time in 15 years, the federal government is raising the minimum salary level for white-collar exempt employees. The biggest change is the higher minimum salary level which goes from $455 per week to $684 per week. This free whitepaper covers 10 of the most important aspects of the new law, which are effective nationwide on January 1, 2020.
It's surprisingly challenging to stay on top of employment law posting requirements. This free whitepaper explains why it's worth the effort to make sure your posters are in compliance. It covers 5 topics:
✓Federal agency interest
✓Keeping up with posting changes
✓Determining which postings apply
✓Mandatory vs. minor changes
The certification is often at the heart of FMLA administration, since it holds the information often needed to determine whether an absence is for an FMLA-qualifying reason. Obtaining completed certifications, particularly on time, however, can be challenging. This free whitepaper outlines the dos and don’ts regarding certifications.
Employers must complete a Form I-9 for all newly hired employees, but the form itself is deceptively simple. Unfortuantely, even employers that think they have an understanding of the I-9 and it's requirements regularly make fineable mistakes on the form. Some mistakes are more common than others, and most can be easily avoided. This free whitepaper outlines sixe of the areas in which employers are most likely to go wrong in the Form I-9 process.
Sexual harassment claims are on the rise, and traditional training doesn't work. This free whitepaper discusses the latest research on what works, what doesn't, and what employers can do to stop harassment. Bonus section addresses states requirements for training.
The FMLA is fraught with potential traps, from not recognizing when an employee puts you on notice of the need for leave, to returning an employee to work. This free whitepaper discusses the top five missteps employers take, and addresses how to avoid them.
With 76,418 charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC in 2018 (each with the potential to cost companies thousands of dollars), organizations have considerable motivation to limit their exposure to such claims. This free whitepaper explains why preventing discrimination isn't always a simple task. It also provides employers five specific strategies to help limit the risk of a claim.