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Numerous legislative changes take effect on January 1, 2021, affecting paid leave, minimum wage rates, training, workplace safety and more. HR should take note of these legal developments and take appropriate steps to comply.
XpertHR has added a new 50-State Chart that summarizes federal and state requirements regarding documentation that must be provided to an employee during employment.
In light of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of preparing the HR budget for 2021 and related considerations will be very different than in previous years. HR leaders should look to apply these key strategies in planning a budget to meet the challenges of the year ahead.
Consider expanding employees' flexible and remote work options during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As public health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic ease, businesses are reopening and preparing to bring employees back to work. This resource outlines key considerations such as complying with legal obligations and avoiding discrimination; setting up effective health and safety protocols; and workplace strategies that employers should consider when returning employees to work in the wake of COVID-19.
In preparation for a layoff, it is just as important to have a plan in place for communicating with those employees who will remain as it is for those who will be directly affected by job losses. Implementing a plan focused on helping remaining employees navigate the emotions and practical workplace implications of a layoff can help an employer position itself and its employees for long-term success.
The coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected how employers view remote working arrangements. Going forward, employers considering a more permanent switch to remote work post-pandemic should weigh the impact such a decision will have on key areas of the business, such as operations, talent management, recruiting, benefits, policies and more.
A strategic approach to HR requires understanding how to use human capital metrics to drive business decisions. Expanding the focus to include key measures relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic provides HR with a unique opportunity to leverage lessons learned for future crisis planning and gain insights into the full impact of the pandemic on the organization, its employees and other stakeholders.
Employers should take these steps to maintain the engagement levels that are crucial for the morale and productivity of employees working remotely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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