COVID-19 Spurs Requests for Work Accommodations

As businesses begin to reopen and bring employees back to the workplace, a majority of employers are receiving requests for workplace accommodations related to COVID-19. According to surveyed attendees of a recent webinar hosted by XpertHR, most requests are from… continue
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XpertHR’s 2020 Employee Benefits Survey Reveals Intriguing Paid Leave Findings and More

Choosing between a traditional or PTO leave system is always an important challenge for employers, but this choice has taken on added significance due to COVID-19. When setting up paid leave benefits – whether it be a traditional or PTO… continue
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Supreme Court Hands Major Victories to LGBT Employees, Undocumented Workers

The Supreme Court handed two landmark victories to employees this week in a pair of cases that dealt major setbacks to the Trump administration. First, the Court ruled 6-3 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act provides employment protections… continue
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DOL Audit Survival Tips: It’s a Matter of “When,” Not “If”

As an employer, you may know that the US Department of Labor (DOL) has broad authority to inspect workplaces and bring enforcement actions for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other related wage payment laws. But did… continue
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Most Employers Are Conducting Temperature Checks and Asking Employees to Help Clean the Workplace, XpertHR Survey Shows

As employees begin to return to work, most employers are conducting temperature or wellness checks and asking employees to help clean and disinfect the workplace.
However, few are providing hazard pay to compensate employees for their potential increased exposure to… continue
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After George Floyd’s Death, Don’t Cut Back on Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put many companies in the unenviable position of scaling back their budgets. But the suffocation death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police and other horrific events with black victims illustrates why… continue
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3 Keys to Greater Engagement of Remote Teams

Increasing engagement of remote teams is particularly important for employers in the current climate of social disruption and economic upheaval due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With remote work quickly becoming the new normal, employers want to: Ensure their remote… continue
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4 Key Steps to Developing Your Payroll Leadership Skills to Meet Ever-Changing Industry Demands

Do you have what it takes to be a payroll industry leader in today’s world of constantly changing legal and regulatory developments and rapidly emerging new technologies? At the American Payroll Association’s Congress XStream annual conference, payroll consultant Brent Gow,… continue
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Celebrating LGBT Pride Month 2020 A Bit Differently

While states have begun the process of reopening amid the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, many events – including the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) parades in honor of Pride Month scheduled for June – remain cancelled. In fact,… continue
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Returning At-Risk Employees to Work: Precautions to Take

As workplaces reopen, restrictions ease and employees reenter the workplace, they do so in an environment in which the threat of COVID-19 still looms large. Employers must comply with a myriad of state and local health orders on social distancing,… continue
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