What Post-Pandemic Workplaces May Look Like

With several states easing restrictions to allow for some business reopenings, there are a host of new challenges for multi-state employers. A few states, like Georgia and Texas, are moving relatively fast. Others are taking a more gradual, phased-in approach.… continue
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Key Benefits Considerations for Employers Amid COVID-19: Part 2

Employers are facing immense obstacles because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but employee benefits can be a vital resource during this stressful and unprecedented time. Our first blog post on benefits issues employers are facing during the pandemic addressed: Benefits… continue
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Key Benefits Considerations for Employers Amid COVID-19: Part 1

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made employee benefits more vital than ever. Employers spend millions of dollars each year on employee benefits, with benefits often accounting for one-third of employee compensation costs. COVID-19 is presenting unique challenges for employers and… continue
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Surveys Show Huge Impact on Employers

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the most disruptive event to hit the US economy in decades. A roundup of recent surveys shows the many challenges employers are facing as they try to find answers to adapt to rapidly changing business… continue
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Managing Employees With Empathy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In these highly uncertain times of social isolation, job uncertainty and concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), employees are relying on their company leaders for support more than ever. However, it’s been no picnic for leaders either since they are… continue
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Coronavirus Poll Results: Remote Work, Workplace Closures and Changes in Pay

Just like everyone else, employers are making all kinds of changes and adjustments in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Three of them – remote work, workplace closures and changes in pay – were the focus of a recent webinar hosted… continue
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EEOC Provides COVID-19 Tips for Employer Compliance with Discrimination Laws

On March 27, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted a webinar to its website referencing valuable employer advice and tips to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace while complying with Title VII and other federal antidiscrimination laws.… continue
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Addressing Employee Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is shaking everyone in the US and around the globe to their core as Americans worry about their health, jobs, finances and future. Social distancing is likely making everyone feel anxious, insecure and disconnected from their daily… continue
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HIPAA and the Coronavirus: 7 Big Questions Employers Are Asking

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed our lives in ways we couldn’t even imagine only a week ago, with new mandates and developments happening by the day, hour and sometimes even minute. Employers are trying to figure out how to… continue
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Coronavirus: Challenges of a Temporary Remote Workforce and Ensuring Business Continuity

Not long after fears relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reached a fever pitch, companies around the globe began taking action to protect employees, customers, the public and themselves. Google expanded work from home recommendations to all North American employees.… continue
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