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The US Supreme Court: Mandatory Vaccines for Healthcare Only

January 13, 2022 |

Breaking News: The US Supreme Court just blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a vaccine or test mandate for large employers. But the Court allowed the mandate requiring health care workers at facilities receiving federal money to be vaccinated. What should you do? Healthcare facilities: stay the course–we can help. Employers of 100 or more: […]

Top 10 Reasons Your Handbook Is Out of Date

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10. Employee retention and recruitment programs needed (e.g., Educational Assistance, Referral Bonus, Health and Wellness); 9.   Must have preferred name and pronouns policy per EEOC guidance; 8.   You need updated leaves to reflect state COVID laws and mandates; 7.   Must implement an infectious disease policy; 6.  Remote/Telework policies update (or add if none!); 5.  Diversity, […]

Personnel File Laws Can Still Trip You Up

January 11, 2022 |

With the relentless drum beat of COVID, it is easy to neglect other workplace obligations. Not you of course–just other people. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC) just ruled against an employer who terminated an employee over a personnel file rebuttal. This case serves as a good reminder: personnel file laws matter. Here is […]

Read it and Weep: HR Gets Honest Reporting

January 10, 2022 |

This is for all the HR professionals out there. The New York Times published a terrific piece on the woes of HR in the time of COVID. The title says it all: Your Head of HR Is Now Basically the School Nurse. Sometimes, it is nice to know you are not alone. We can help. […]

CDC Whiplash: The Latest Guidance Explained

January 6, 2022 |

Things over at the CDC seem, well, tumultuous. Changing guidance within a week? Nuts. What should employers be doing right now? Here are last week’s changes, which still remain in effect: If you have COVID-19, isolate for at least five days, with day zero being the date you tested positive if asymptomatic, and day zero […]

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