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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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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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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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What Employers Need to Know Now About Pregnancy Accommodations

When it comes to pregnancy, reasonable accommodations can be incredibly tricky and often leave employers with all sorts of questions. What is protected? Which legal requirements should employers be aware of with respect to pregnant employees? Can an employer restrict… continue
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Creative Ways to Attract and Retain Older Workers

Make no mistake, in order to get ahead of the game, an employer today must plan for an aging workforce and make a strong effort to attract and retain older workers. Recent statistics from the US Census Bureau show that… continue
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Making Workplaces More Colorful: 8 Ways to Support LGBT Workers

The 2018 midterm election was historic for individuals identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). With significant victories on the state and local level, LGBT individuals are making inroads as shown by Colorado electing Jared Polis as the nation’s… continue
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Veterans Day 2018 Provides Reminder for Employers

Veterans Day is a great reminder of the positive qualities and attributes veterans can bring to an organization as valuable employees. Beyond their experience, expertise, leadership and strong work ethic, veterans also bring creativity, dedication and resilience. However, so many… continue
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5 Ways to Make Your Workplace More Veteran Friendly

As we approach Memorial Day and honor veterans for their service to the US military, it is important for an employer to recognize the discrimination and unfair treatment many veterans still face in the workplace today. In fact, just recently,… continue
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3 Ways Your Company May Be Engaging in Sex Discrimination

March is Women’s History Month, and it marks 55 years since the Equal Pay Act was enacted and 54 years since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act has been the law of the land. And yet women continue to… continue
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Knocking Down the Maternal Wall to Avoid Family Responsibility Discrimination

On March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day, women all over the US donned red to celebrate “A Day Without Women” and highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies and also call attention… continue
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