NEWS: SHRM HR NEWS
Setup News Ticker
   NEWS: SHRM HR NEWS
SHRM HR News
Mar 27, 2020

DOL Issues Guidance on FFCRA's Paid Parental Leave Requirements
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) answered key questions about Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act leave in updated guidance issued about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). But other questions remain unanswered.

SHRM HR News
Mar 27, 2020

Former California Highway Patrol Officer Can Sue for Sexual-Orientation Bias
?A former law enforcement officer can proceed with his suit against the California Highway Patrol alleging discrimination because of his sexual orientation, a California appeals court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Mar 27, 2020

Employees' Promise Not to Compete with Current Employer Is Enforceable
A California law that generally makes noncompete agreements unenforceable does not extend to an employee's promise not to compete against his current—as opposed to former—employer, a California appellate court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Mar 27, 2020

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting the Census
Even the census is under the cloud of the coronavirus. The U.S. Census Bureau, however, is still trying to get everyone to participate in the once-a-decade population count as it makes numerous adjustments in response to the pandemic.

SHRM HR News
Mar 27, 2020

House Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill Aiding Employers and Workers
Congress has passed the third and largest coronavirus relief package to help struggling businesses and displaced workers during the pandemic.

SHRM HR News
Mar 27, 2020

Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill Aiding Employers and Workers
President Donald Trump signed into law the third and largest coronavirus relief package, which is meant to help struggling businesses and displaced workers during the pandemic.

SHRM HR News
Mar 27, 2020

Ask HR: My Co-Worker's Affair Is Disrupting Our Workplace
After five years of no recognition and little opportunity for raises or promotions, is it time to leave? And what should employees do when a member of management is having an affair with an subordinate? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers these questions in his weekly column.

SHRM HR News
Mar 27, 2020

State and Local Coronavirus Decrees Raise Questions of Who Is Essential
?At least 28 states and dozens of cities and counties have ordered nonessential businesses to close or curtail operations to fight the spread of the coronavirus, and the number is growing almost daily. Sometimes, it's not clear which businesses are or and are not "nonessential." Should businesses find a way to stay open to pay workers and maintain customers, or close for a less tangible public good—helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

What to Do When an Employee Goes Over Your Head
You've been called into a meeting in your boss's office where you're told that one of your own employees has gone over your head—with a complaint about you. This can be an opportunity to learn how to become a better manager.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

Find Ways to Connect, Ease Coronavirus Isolation Woes
Taking their cue from Italians who serenaded each other from their balconies, socially distanced New Yorkers came together over The Beatles' songs, Bostonians belted out "Sweet Caroline" from their apartment windows, and Chicagoans gave their rendition of Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer" from their high-rises. As they practice social distancing, workers look to their employers to provide ways for them to virtually—and informally—connect with colleagues.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

Employers Can Make ‘Disaster Payments' to COVID-Affected Employees
When President Trump declared COVID-19 to be a national emergency, it opened the door for employers to provide tax-favored financial assistance to employees affected by the pandemic. Employers doing so should inform employees of the reimbursement process and the procedures for collecting and reviewing requests for relief.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

Changing Workforce Training During a Pandemic
?The spread of the coronavirus is challenging organizations to rethink their approach to training as governments mandate travel bans, telework and social distancing. But simply using turning a lecture into PowerPoint slides on Webex is ineffective.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

How Employers in India Are Responding to the National Lockdown
As India shuts down to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, companies are opening up to new ways of working.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

Creating a Mentoring Program: Yodas Not Required
?Mentoring is a way for employers to foster employee and organizational growth by pairing less experienced workers with colleagues who have expertise in a specific area. SHRM Online spoke with a learning and cognitive science speicalist about setting up a mentoring program.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

Stay Home and Write a Poem
?Many people are staying inside and practicing social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19. It's a stressful time, but being creative relieves stress and brings us closer in other ways. Join the SHRM Certification Team in observing National Poetry Month in April by submitting an original poem to our HR Haiku Contest.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

Five Years into SHRM Certification: HR's New Trajectory
The development and launch of SHRM Certification signify a validation of competency-based credentialing, elevating the practice of HR and marking a new trajectory for the profession as a social force. It is an accomplishment that has yet to be eclipsed. Five years into the program, I've selected several milestones that serve as clear reminders of our shared journey to success.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

Crisis, Continuity, Contingency and Organizational Communication
?Uncertainty is all around during the coronavirus pandemic. HR can play a stabilizing role in organizations by mitigating uncertainty as much as possible through sound and ongoing communication, decisive action and strategic leadership. This is no easy feat.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

Recertification Q&A: Other Credentials, CEU, CLE
?Have questions about recertifying your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP? In every issue, the SHRM Certification team will answer some of the frequently asked questions they receive from credential-holders. This week the team answers questions about the interchange of SHRM professional development credits with other types of continuing education.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

Practice Makes Proficient: You Know HR. Can You Do HR?
Over the next several months, columnist Phyllis Hartman will explore how to develop your knowledge of HR functions. She'll look at a functional area in the SHRM BoCK, identify the behavioral competencies that align with it and describe activities that will help you develop the knowledge.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

Working Through the Death of a Top Executive
Relatives, friends and colleagues gathered recently at an Austin, Texas, office building to celebrate the life of Ben Cureton, the owner, president and CEO of Workman Commercial Construction Services Ltd. Experts said the steps that Workman took to communicate clearly during Cureton's illness and ensure a smooth succession after his death could serve as a model to other businesses planning for the potential loss of a top executive.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

How to Create a Bereavement Policy
As HR deals with the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace, it's inevitable that some employees will lose loved ones. If companies truly value their employees, it's critical that HR creates bereavement policies that fulfill employees' needs in this time of crisis and listens to their concerns if a death falls outside of the policy's terms.

SHRM HR News
Mar 26, 2020

Viewpoint: Lessons Learned from Telecommuting
Kathaleena Monds' research team at Albany State University has been required to telecommute to during the COVID-19 pandemic. She soon wondered, "How productive are our employees working remotely?" and came to a realization about the value of each team member.

SHRM HR News
Mar 25, 2020

Share Your Story: Company Reaches Out to Housebound Employees
?Welcome to the SHRM Online "Share Your Story" series, launched for HR professionals to share their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. Our first story comes from Rebecca Kirby and Denise Klein at NYCM Insurance, a property and casualty insurance company headquartered in Edmeston, N.Y. From virtual coaching to free daily lunches to a weekly company market, New York Central Mutual Fire (NYCM) Insurance is finding creative ways to help its employees cope with the global pandemic.

SHRM HR News
Mar 25, 2020

How to Maintain Cybersecurity for Your Remote Workers
Employers need to pay extra attention to securing the technology their remote workforce is using. The growing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is providing plenty of new opportunities for cybercriminals to exploit unsecured technology systems, overworked information technology (IT) staff and panicked employees who are new to working from home.

SHRM HR News
Mar 25, 2020

DOL Issues Workplace Posters on Employees' Right to Paid Coronavirus Leave
The U.S. Department of Labor published workplace posters that eligible employers can use to notify employees of their rights to expanded paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The DOL also issued FAQs that address the fact that many employees are working from home.

SHRM HR News
Mar 25, 2020

Help Alleviate the Anxieties of Employees Working from Home
With untold numbers of employees now working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, employers are being asked to provide emotional support and counseling that can improve employees' mental and emotional health. Guiding workers through difficulties using new technology can also reduce employees' stress levels and help them feel more secure about working remotely for the first time.

SHRM HR News
Mar 25, 2020

New Unemployment Claims Soar to 3.28 Million
The number of U.S. workers filing for new unemployment benefits for the week ending March 21 shot up to 3.28 million, rocketing past the previous week's total of 281,000. The unprecedented spike—the highest level for initial claims on record—is due primarily to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Department of Labor. Layoffs have begun to surge, especially in the transportation, restaurant and hospitality sectors, as the coronavirus spreads across the country and nonessential businesses have been ordered to close. The weekly jobless claims are the most-timely economic indicator for measuring the impact of the virus on the U.S. economy.

SHRM HR News
Mar 25, 2020

Viewpoint: The Coronavirus Crisis Doesn't Have to Lead to Layoffs
Leaders are obligated to make responsible decisions to keep their companies afloat. But those who manage the economic effects of this crisis in a clear and compassionate way create more value for their companies and will come out of this pandemic stronger than ever before. So before announcing deep layoffs, consider these measures first.

SHRM HR News
Mar 24, 2020

Special COVID-19 Health Insurance Enrollment Windows and Waivers
For fully insured group health plans, some insurers are treating the COVID-19 pandemic as a special enrollment event and are enabling employees to enroll in coverage during a limited mid-year window. Although the accommodations are welcome, employers need to exercise caution before allowing employees to take full advantage of the changes.

SHRM HR News
Mar 24, 2020

Germany: Managing Costs During the Pandemic Through Short-Time Work
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the German government has made the requirements for "short-time work" compensation temporarily more flexible as of March 1.

SHRM HR News
Mar 24, 2020

Union Elections Suspended Due to Coronavirus
The National Labor Relations Board suspended union elections through April 3 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

SHRM HR News
Mar 24, 2020

Award for Worker in Vacation Dispute Properly Overturned
An arbitration award in favor of a worker in a vacation dispute was properly overturned because it did not draw its essence from the parties' collective bargaining agreement, according to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

SHRM HR News
Mar 24, 2020

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill
The U.S. Senate approved the third coronavirus relief bill, which aims to help stabilize the economy and provide funds for distressed small businesses and laid-off workers.

SHRM HR News
Mar 24, 2020

Facebook Comment Arguably Was Protected Speech
An Indiana Army National Guard member who published an e-book regarding her experiences as a phone-sex worker could pursue a First Amendment claim against the Guard director who fired her for mentioning it on Facebook, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

SHRM HR News
Mar 24, 2020

Senate Close to Pact on $2 Trillion Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill
After several days of heated debate, the U.S. Senate is finalizing the details of the third coronavirus relief bill, which aims to help stabilize the economy and provide funds for distressed small businesses and laid-off workers.

SHRM HR News
Mar 24, 2020

How to Support Employees with High-Risk Concerns During a COVID-19 Outbreak
?As the news changes daily around COVID-19, one fact remains clear: Those with chronic health conditions are more susceptible to the virus, and they may have more severe symptoms and a more difficult recovery, too. When conversations arise about COVID-19 concerns, HR professionals and managers can support their high-risk employees in three ways.

SHRM HR News
Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Boom and Bust Across Retail
?Grocery clerks are the new heroes of the coronavirus pandemic, and supermarkets are scrambling to hire more of them to meet spiking demand. But front-line workers are tiring of abuse from frantic shoppers, and some are getting worried about their health after learning that at least two supermarket employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.

SHRM HR News
Mar 24, 2020

Battling Presenteeism
?For some employees, it's a point of pride to never call out sick. No matter how much they're wheezing and coughing, they soldier on, their perfect attendance record intact—and, if their employer doesn't offer sick pay, their paychecks intact, as well. But presenteeism comes with its own costs.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

IRS and DOL Unveil Employer Tax Credits for Coronavirus-Related Leaves
Small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of refundable payroll tax credits designed to reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing leave to employees affected by COVID-19, the IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) announced. Eligible businesses can retain funds that they would otherwise pay to the IRS in payroll taxes, or file for a refund if what they're paying for COVID-19-required leave exceeds their payroll tax liability.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

When Employers Must Cut Their 401(k) Contributions to Stay Afloat
If, during the coronavirus pandemic, business disruptions cause a substantial loss of cash flow, employers may feel the need to reduce or eliminate the matching or profit-sharing contributions that they make to their 401(k) plans. Suspending matching contributions to safe harbor plans requires specific employee notifications.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

Confused About the Coronavirus Paid-Leave Mandate? DOL Issued Some Guidance
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its first official guidance for employers and workers about the paid-leave provisions in the coronavirus relief bill that was signed into law on March 18.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

California Adds Resources for Employers and Workers Affected by Coronavirus
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread illness and anxiety, California employers are scrambling to adjust to the new circumstances. They should be aware of the state resources available for those who are economically affected, as well as the notice requirements governing layoffs and shutdowns.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

California Updates Resources for Struggling Employers and Displaced Workers
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread illness and anxiety, California employers are scrambling to adjust to the new circumstances. They should be aware of the state resources available for those who are economically affected, as well as the notice requirements governing layoffs and shutdowns.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

Cal/OSHA Issues COVID-19 Guidance to Childcare Industry
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) recently issued guidance to childcare industry employers to address the risks of exposure to COVID-19 from working with children.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

3 Ways to Support Workers Who Are Starting Families
Offering benefits that aid employees as they create and care for their families can set organizations apart from from their competitors. Employers that want to develop their own programs can focus on these three pillars of support.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

5 Tips for California Employers Facing COVID-19 Concerns
Many employers are confused about how to answer coronavirus-related questions from employees—particularly after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a "shelter-in-place" order requiring residents to stay at home unless they are conducting essential business. Here are some key issues to keep in mind.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

Nevada Labor Commissioner Issues Paid-Leave Guidance on COVID-19
The Nevada Labor Commissioner's Office has issued formal guidance regarding an employee's right to use—and an employer's obligations to provide—mandatory paid leave for coronavirus-related reasons.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

What Illinois Employers Need to Know About the State's Stay-at-Home Order
Illinois Gov, J.B. Pritzker issued a mandatory stay-at-home order through April 7. Here's what the order means for businesses and their employees.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

Weathering Coronavirus: Furloughs, Layoffs or Pay Cuts?
Businesses that are seeing significant revenue losses due to the coronavirus pandemic are weighing some stark options: furloughs, reductions in hours and pay cuts, or layoffs.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

DHS Issues COVID-19 Guidance for E-Verify
E-Verify case creation deadlines will remain in place—although relaxed—but the timeframe for affected workers to resolve some tentative nonconfirmations (TNCs) will be extended, according to new guidance issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

Ohio Governor Requests Employers Take Worker Temps During COVID-19 Crisis
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has requested that any Ohio employer that remains open during the current public health crisis take the temperatures of its employees daily before beginning work.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

Early-Career Employees Face the Pandemic
The coronavirus outbreak may be the most significant uncertainty early-career employees have yet faced at work. Managers and older workers, who've weathered the aftershocks of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Great Recession and other adversities, can help them get through the pandemic. The keys are listening and empathy.

SHRM HR News
Mar 23, 2020

Working from Home with Kids? How to Manage the Impossible
Devising clever strategies to get your work done while one kid is hanging on your arm and another is wailing in the next room is the new normal in the age of COVID-19. Here are some tips from the experts to be productive as you work from home.

SHRM HR News
Mar 22, 2020

Coronavirus Adds to IT Staffing Challenges
HR executives will need to think strategically about how they'll manage IT staff while coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

SHRM HR News
Mar 22, 2020

COVID-19 Upends U.S. Immigration
The escalating response to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted several facets of employment-based immigration to the United States.

SHRM HR News
Mar 22, 2020

Leadership Succession Risks and What HR Can Do About Them
One-third of HR leaders say they are challenged to develop effective senior leaders, and nearly half struggle to develop effective midlevel leaders, according to recent research from Gartner. Sari Wilde, managing vice president at Gartner, discussed with SHRM Online the implications of these findings, which succession risks are most prevalent and what employers can do to reduce them.

SHRM HR News
Mar 21, 2020

Consider These Benefit Issues Before You Furlough or Terminate Employees
Due to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, many employers are considering furloughs or terminations to reduce payroll. Employee benefit considerations should be a part of these employment decisions.

SHRM HR News
Mar 20, 2020

California Worker's PAGA Claims Survive Settlement of Individual Wage Claims
An employee who settled his individual wage and hour claims against his former employer can still pursue a representative claim under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

SHRM HR News
Mar 20, 2020

Governments, Large Organizations Offer Help to Small Businesses During Pandemic
?The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, is having a devasting effect on small businesses, their owners and employees around the world. SHRM Online has collected the following news stories about aid that is available for small business owners and nonprofits in the U.S.

SHRM HR News
Mar 20, 2020

DHS Relaxes Form I-9 Review Requirements
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will defer the physical presence requirements associated with reviewing Form I-9 documents for employers and workplaces operating remotely only.

SHRM HR News
Mar 20, 2020

U.S. Factories Closing Due to Coronavirus Concerns but Some Must Keep Producing
?Shutting down a factory is never an easy call, but in the face of growing concerns about the coronavirus, more manufacturers are opting to go idle rather than risk spreading infection among employees and their families. Some, though, face never-before-seen demand for their products.

SHRM HR News
Mar 20, 2020

Ask HR: Poor Communication Is Killing My Company
An employee has ideas for improving communication at work. Should she speak up? And a small business owner knows a valued employee wants a raise, but how should she handle salary negotiations? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers these questions in his weekly column.

SHRM HR News
Mar 19, 2020

Many Employers Must Offer Paid Leave Under Coronavirus Relief Law
A new federal law will provide paid leave to employees who miss work for certain coronavirus-related reasons. As we wait on guidance and interpretation from the Department of Labor, here is some information to help employers prepare.

SHRM HR News
Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Overcoming the Loneliness of Social Distancing
?Many employers are requiring their workers who can to work from home and stop the spread of the coronavirus, which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19. But without being able to socialize with colleagues, or visit restaurants, schools, parks, churches or temples with family and friends, many of us will be feeling lonely.

SHRM HR News
Mar 19, 2020

Help Panicking 401(k) Participants Stay the Course
The economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic has the stock market reeling. 401(k) plan participants may need to be reminded that if they keep investing, as markets recover, so will their retirement savings.

SHRM HR News
Mar 19, 2020

New York Government Reaches Deal on Coronavirus Sick-Leave Mandate
New York lawmakers have responded to the coronavirus with an agreement to provide immediate relief for employees who are subject to mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation due to the outbreak.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

New Jersey Issues COVID-19 Guidance on Employee Leave Benefits
The New Jersey Department of Labor released information about state benefits and protections afforded to New Jersey employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Visas
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is postponing its premium processing service for fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap-subject visas until the end of May.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

How to Complete I-9 Verification During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Employers across the country are asking employees to work from home to stop the spread of coronavirus—but these employers must still meet their obligations for verifying employment authorization, which requires an in-person examination of documents.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

PwC Settles Age Discrimination in Hiring Claim
Professional services firm PwC agreed to pay $11.6 million and change its recruiting practices to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging age discrimination in hiring.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

Some Employers Forgo FMLA Certifications During COVID-19 Pandemic
Should employers worry about Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) abuse when there's a pandemic? Some legal experts say no; others say yes but suggest that employers consider accepting late medical certifications.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

EEOC: Employers Now May Take Employees' Temperatures
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) gave employers the green light to take employees' temperatures to try and ward off the spread of the coronavirus in guidance updated March 18. But will taking temperatures really work?

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

Employers Grapple with Teleworking Decisions, Fairness
Deciding whether to let employees work from home amid the pandemic isn't easy for many firms. Health care providers and manufacturers require most people to be onsite to keep operations running. Yet even for companies where it is technically possible for employees to work remotely, they may lack the systems and protocols to keep the business running smoothly when there is no one at the main office. Employers explain how they made the decison to implement telecommuting.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

4 Sick-Leave Practices to Avoid During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Government officials are urging sick workers to stay home and employers to have flexible leave policies during the coronavirus pandemic. Don't let business pressures and reliance on past practices lead you to make bad decisions about attendance and leave policies during the public health emergency.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

Senate Passes Coronavirus Paid-Leave Mandate
The U.S. Senate is planning to vote this week on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act—which could provide free screening, paid leave and enhanced unemployment insurance benefits for people affected by COVID-19.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

Senate to Vote Soon on Coronavirus Paid-Leave Mandate
The U.S. Senate is planning to vote this week on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act—which could provide free screening, paid leave and enhanced unemployment insurance benefits for people affected by COVID-19.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill with Paid-Leave Mandate
The U.S. Senate approved the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, and President Donald Trump signed it into law a few hours later. The bill will provide free screening, paid leave and enhanced unemployment insurance benefits for people affected by COVID-19.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

Employees Look to Their Companies for Coronavirus News
Across the globe, workers are turning to their employers for credible news about the coronavirus. A new survey finds that as myths and rumors flood the Internet, businesses have a new responsibility to provide trustworthy information.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

Viewpoint: Coronavirus and Telecommuting
During the coronavirus pandemic, what was once a perk has become a critical link in the business continuity and resilience chain: the ability to telecommute. The newly remote workforce needs reminders on practing good cyber hygiene.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

Connection, Compassion and COVID-19
Pandemics have social as well as health costs. During the coronavirus outbreak, people may feel afraid, isolated, sorry for themselves and looking for someone to blame. Here are columnist Martin Yate's thoughts on how to put those feelings into perspective.

SHRM HR News
Mar 18, 2020

Ask an HR Advisor About Coronavirus
On March 10, the SHRM HR Knowledge Advisors held an online chat on Communicable Diseases. Here are their answers to HR professionals' questions about coronavirus and its effects on the workplace.

SHRM HR News
Mar 17, 2020

Hotel Industry to Younger Workers: We Feel Your Pain
Staffing the nation's hotels, motels and resorts involves working around a multitude of challenges—a negative-perception problem, high turnover and, for now, a historically low unemployment rate. Managers in the hotel industry must make significant changes to keep up with the times, attract young workers, and create an associate experience that's as enjoyable as the guest's experience.

SHRM HR News
Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus Alert: How to Manage in ‘Hot Zone' Industries
As of early March, U.S.-based hospitality trade groups were positive about the industry and its ability to protect its employees and customers, but that may not be sustainable given the widespread concerns that have surfaced since then over the coronavirus.

SHRM HR News
Mar 17, 2020

Calif. Governor Calls for Some Businesses to Close
?California business owners in the hospitality industry have been urged to temporarily close their doors as the number of coronavirus cases in the state climbs.

SHRM HR News
Mar 17, 2020

Employer Prevails Because of Independent Investigation
When a supervisor has an allegedly unlawful bias against an employee, an employer's independent investigation can be the key to insulate it from liability, according to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

SHRM HR News
Mar 17, 2020

Student Workers' Rights to Collectively Bargain Reaffirmed
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) did not violate an employer's due process rights by refusing to admit evidence designed to thwart a union's petition to represent student workers, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided.

SHRM HR News
Mar 17, 2020

Using Leave-Sharing Plans During the COVID-19 Pandemic
For employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic, leave-sharing lets employees help colleagues who need to stay at home to recuperate or for caregiving. The IRS has special rules for leave-sharing during natural disasters.

SHRM HR News
Mar 17, 2020

What Hospitality Managers Can Do About Ghosting
Ghosting--when a worker or new hire suddenly ends all communication without explanation--is typically seen in lower-wage, high-volume hourly roles such as retail and hospitality.

SHRM HR News
Mar 17, 2020

Fla. Lawmakers Punt on Mandatory E-Verify
?The Florida legislature passed a bill March 12 effectively reinforcing the status quo—public agencies and state contractors are required to use the federal E-Verify system to check if new hires are authorized to work in the U.S., while private employers can choose to do so. The bill is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it.

SHRM HR News
Mar 16, 2020

Don't Fall for Fake E-mail About COVID-19
Cybercriminals are exploiting the coronavirus outbreak through a variety of phishing campaigns. These schemes are meant to steal valuable financial or personal information or introduce malware into company computer networks.

SHRM HR News
Mar 16, 2020

Job Interviews Go Virtual in Response to COVID-19
As employers begin asking employees to work from home to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, virtual interactions are taking the place of in-person job interviews.

SHRM HR News
Mar 16, 2020

DOL Answers Questions on FLSA Compliance During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) posted a new set of wage and hour questions and answers for employers affected by COVID-19, addressing pay issues around telework and other concerns.

SHRM HR News
Mar 16, 2020

DOL Answers Questions on FLSA Compliance During the Pandemic
The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) posted a new set of FAQs, addressing wage and hour issues for employers affected by COVID-19, including pay issues regarding teleworkers.

SHRM HR News
Mar 16, 2020

Employers Advised to Ponder Worst-Case Scenarios
With the spread of COVID-19, employers are strategizing on what to do when employees have stopped coming to work and customers are staying away. Their options include shift reductions, furloughs, reductions in force (RIFs) or even permanent office or plant closures, all of which raise compliance issues under federal, state and local laws.

SHRM HR News
Mar 16, 2020

Most Companies Leaving Pay Programs Alone for Now
Despite rising concerns about the effect that COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, will have on their businesses, most U.S. companies appear to be taking a wait-and-see approach to adjusting their compensation programs. Economists, meanwhile, now expect slow or negative U.S. business growth at least through the second quarter of 2020.

SHRM HR News
Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus and Teleworking: Tips for Preparing Your Workforce
The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, is prompting some employers to ask employees to telecommute, but many employees are not experienced in working remotely. SHRM Online collected the following tips for employers to prepare their organization and their employees to telework.

SHRM HR News
Mar 16, 2020

Supreme Court Suspends Oral Arguments Due to COVID-19
For the first time since the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, the U.S. Supreme Court has postponed oral arguments.

SHRM HR News
Mar 16, 2020

Leadership Traits that India-Born CEOs Bring to Global Companies
The recent election of Arvind Krishna as the next chief executive of IBM has added to the roster of India-born leaders heading global companies.

SHRM HR News
Mar 15, 2020

Technology Eases Transition for New Remote Workers
Companies are sending employees home to work in large numbers to curb the transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus. These dramatic moves mean many employees will be working remotely for the first time. SHRM Online talked with experts about software, data security practices and "group cohesion" techniques that employers can apply to ease the transition and ensure that workers remain productive and engaged.

SHRM HR News
Mar 15, 2020

Study: Internal Mobility Boosts Retention
Employees who move around within a company, whether to new jobs in different departments or by promotions, are more likely to stay with that company, LinkedIn data show.

TRENDING TAGS
coronaviruscases York Stimulus Trump How
TrumpCoronavirus ventilators GM quarantine Make
Yorkcoronavirus cases quarantine CNN states
COVID-19cases coronavirus case App deaths
StimulusCoronavirus trillion check package how
casescoronavirus York surge UPDATE Live
Pandemiccoronavirus during How help strike
Duringcoronavirus Crisis How pandemic COVID-19
LatestCoronavirus UK suffers day cases
QuarantineTrump York coronavirus considering CNN

NEWS SOURCES
Top News (Business News)
Accounting Today
AdWeek News
Banking Business Review
Barron's This Week Magazine
Barron's Up and Down Wall Street Daily
Brad Ideas
Chicago Tribune Business News
CNBC Business
CNBC Economy
CNBC Finance
CNN/Money
CNN/Money Real Estate News
Dismal.com: Analysis
Dismal.com: Indicators
Enterprise Application News
Entrepreneur.com
Forbes Headlines
Forbes Social Media News
FT.com - China, Economy & Trade
FT.com - Financial Markets
FT.com - Hedge Funds
FT.com - Telecoms
FT.com - US
Google Business News
Google Market News
HBS Working Knowledge
Inc.com
INSEAD Knowledge
International Tax Review
Kiplinger
Knowledge@Wharton
L.S. Starrett News
MarketWatch
MarketWatch Breaking News
MarketWatch MarketPulse
McKinsey Quarterly
MSNBC.com: Business
Nielsen Trends
NonProfit Times
NPR Topics: Business
NYTimes Business
OpinionJournal.com
Private Equity Breaking News
Reuters Business
Reuters Company News
Reuters Money
SEC.gov Updates: News Digest
SHRM HR News
Tax Policy News
The Economist International News
The Motley Fool
USA Today Money
Wall Street Journal US Business
Wall Street Transcript
Washington Post Business
WSJ Asia
WSJ Europe
WSJ MoneyBeat
WSJ Opinion
WSJ US News
WSJ World Markets
Yahoo Business
  • CEOExpress
  • 1 Boston Place | Suite 2600
    Boston MA 02108
  • 617 482 1200
    617 299 8649 (fax)
  • Contact
  • As an Amazon Associate
    CEOExpress earns from
    qualifying purchases.

©1999-2020 CEOExpress Company LLC