In a final ruling dated October 15, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) expanded a pilot program that began in 2015 to allow the EEOC and private employers to electronically submit documents and communicate with the agency online.
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Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employer can generally reduce exempt employees’ regular salary for certain COVID-19-related reasons. However, the reduction cannot be made after the fact or based on the employer’s day-to-day or week-to-week needs. In other words, exempt employees must be paid their predetermined salary for any workweek in which the employee provided any services.
Virtually onboarding new hires can be quite challenging if not done properly. Technical issues can arise that can reduce employee engagement and make them slow to learn their new job responsibilities. The last thing you want is for a new hire to feel isolated. Here are 4 tips for making your virtual onboarding successful.
Although the recent pandemic has caused an increase in unemployment, the war for talent continues. Even though the US is reporting an unemployment rate of 10.2% (July 2020) there are still many jobs that are difficult to fill. Here are a few startling statistics.
It is without question that COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the economy. We’ve seen unemployment rates rise to numbers we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. In response to the pandemic, a large majority of businesses have needed to conduct layoffs and furloughs. Several have been forced to shut their doors and completely close down. Here is the good and bad news.
The work environment today is significantly different from what it was a few months ago. The strategies previously used to achieve work-life balance may need to be adjusted to account for the current COVID-19 situation. Work-life balance is key to employee satisfaction, employee retention, and increased productivity. Here are some tips that you, as an employer, can adopt to navigate this new world and restore employee work-life balance.