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PER Human Resources – November 2021

 

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Want to know the latest buzz in the HR arena? Professional Employer Resources has a world of information in our newsletter. Not only is it fun, but it’s also resourceful! Including, important changes to federal and state employment practices.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of all employment lawsuits can be prevented!


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Handling Employee Requests for an Exemption from COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Vaccine mandates have been all the talk lately. Whether your business is setting up its own mandatory vaccination policy, you’re in the healthcare industry, you employ 100+ employees and will be subject to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standards mandating vaccines, or you are a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 14042, you will need to be prepared to respond to employees’ requests for an exemption and engage in the interactive process. Are you ready?

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Myth: This is an at-will state, so employment laws don’t apply.

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FEDERAL / ALL STATES
Ban the Box for Federal Contractors

Federal Contractors: December 8 Vaccine Deadline

MAINE:
Maine Passes Ban the Box Law

MASSACHUSETTS:
Changes to COVID Paid Sick Leave
Updated Poster for COVID Paid Sick Leave

MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Pregnancy and Lactation Accommodation Requirements

NEW YORK:
Guidance on Marijuana Use and the Workplace

OREGON:
Oregon Passes CROWN Act – Prohibits Hairstyle Discrimination


Copyright © 2021 ePlace Solutions, Inc., All rights reserved.

This information is provided by ePlace Solutions, Inc. which is solely responsible for its content. ePlace Solutions, Inc. is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional services. Federal and state laws are more complex than presented here. This information is simplified for the sake of brevity and is not a substitute for legal advice. ePlace Solutions, Inc. disclaims any liability, loss or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of this information.

 

PER Human Resources – October 2021

 

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Want to know the latest buzz in the HR arena? Professional Employer Resources has a world of information in our newsletter. Not only is it fun, but it’s also resourceful! Including, important changes to federal and state employment practices.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of all employment lawsuits can be prevented!


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It’s Just Rumors, not a Sexual Harassment Complaint. . . Right?? WRONG!

The employee rumor mill . . . every workplace has one and, at any point, any unsuspecting employee can become the topic of watercooler conversation. How should you handle it when the owner of the company (or really any employee) plays the starring role in the latest workplace gossip – especially when the latest rumor involves potential sexual harassment. Read on to learn how one HR Director handled this all-too-common sticky situation.


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Myth: Employers don’t have to do anything until they receive an “official” complaint.

Learn the Facts!

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FEDERAL / ALL STATES
Alert: Large Employers and Federal Workers Mandated to be Vaccinated

Amazon Encourages Partners to Stop Testing Drivers for Marijuana

DOL’s 80-20 Tip Credit Opinion Rejected by 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Employers May Soon Be Facing Wage and Hour Audits

The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Received Full FDA Approval

MASSACHUSETTS:
Massachusetts Court Ruling on the Domestic Violence and Abuse Leave Act Holds Lessons for Employers

NEW JERSEY:
New Jersey Marijuana Law Employment Provisions Take Effect


Copyright © 2021 ePlace Solutions, Inc., All rights reserved.

This information is provided by ePlace Solutions, Inc. which is solely responsible for its content. ePlace Solutions, Inc. is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional services. Federal and state laws are more complex than presented here. This information is simplified for the sake of brevity and is not a substitute for legal advice. ePlace Solutions, Inc. disclaims any liability, loss or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of this information.

 

PER Human Resources – September 2021

 

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Want to know the latest buzz in the HR arena? Professional Employer Resources has a world of information in our newsletter. Not only is it fun, but it’s also resourceful! Including, important changes to federal and state employment practices.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of all employment lawsuits can be prevented!


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Strategies to Maintain Workplace Wellbeing and Mental Health

According to the WHO, approximately 264 million people suffer from depression with many of these people also suffering from symptoms of anxiety. A recent WHO-led study estimates depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion each year in lost productivity.

Workplaces promoting mental health and supporting employees are more likely to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity, and benefit from associated economic gains.

Read on for 5 ways employers can ensure the wellbeing and mental health of their employees.


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Question: How can employers improve workplace productivity?

Read on for 8 easy-to-implement strategies.

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FEDERAL / ALL STATES
Delta Air Lines Charges Unvaccinated Workers $200 Monthly Surcharge

Developments on Various States Biometric Legislation

Tougher E-Verify Enforcement is on the Horizon

White House Announces Nursing Homes Risk Losing Funding Unless They Mandate Vaccinations

STATE UPDATES
CALIFORNIA:
Vaccine Verification and Testing Mandated for CA School Workers

ILLINOIS:
Illinois Amended Victim’s Economic Security and Safety Act for Greater Employee Protections

Illinois Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Employee Bathroom Use

MASSACHUSETTS:
Boston Mandates Indoor Face Coverings for the 1st Time During COVID

OREGON:
Oregon Mandates Vaccination of Healthcare Workers

PENNSYLVANIA:
Pennsylvania Appellate Court Affirms State Medical Marijuana Law Provides Private Right of Action

Pittsburgh Expands COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave


Copyright © 2021 ePlace Solutions, Inc., All rights reserved.

This information is provided by ePlace Solutions, Inc. which is solely responsible for its content. ePlace Solutions, Inc. is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional services. Federal and state laws are more complex than presented here. This information is simplified for the sake of brevity and is not a substitute for legal advice. ePlace Solutions, Inc. disclaims any liability, loss or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of this information.

 

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