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  • Monday, September 27, 2021
    "Are you human? Are you a good human?" Those are the questions you should really be asking job candidates. The days of gender roles and glass ceilings should be behind us.
  • Friday, September 24, 2021
    The problem with communication is the illusion it’s occurring smoothly and effectively. A short article in the September/October 2021 issue of the Harvard Business Review (“Those Typos in Your Emails Matter More Than You Think”) illuminates the point: The typos, according to a recent study, will inadvertently send subtextual messages to the reader. Read on.
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    As the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wind down, many employers are failing to find enough workers to fill open positions as they ramp up production and expand business hours. Consequently, they’re exploring alternative solutions to recruit and retain employees. Read on to learn how one employer’s move to offer shift differentials interplayed with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    Social media has played an increasingly prominent role in our daily lives, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic as we’ve been largely quarantined for months. This is no less true for your employees than for the larger public. Therefore, it’s important to develop a solid social media policy so they know your expectations and you can protect your business interests. Read on for more information about recent trends and recommendations.
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    COVID-19 had an immediate impact on the workplace by shifting employees from the office to the home. Even though active numbers of infections are subsiding, we’re beginning to see the pandemic may have a lasting effect on the workplace and how, where, and when people work. The crisis also has opened up new opportunities for employees to work remotely. With current labor shortages in mind, you may want to revisit your benefit plans and decide whether to expand them in the post-COVID-19 world to retain and attract new talent. Here are some benefits you may be thinking about or may want to consider.
  • Monday, September 20, 2021
    In response to mounting pressure from all sides, employers are racing to implement robust diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Increasingly, they're placing a greater emphasis on establishing goals to address the underrepresentation of females and minorities in the workforce. Voluntary hiring and/or promotion goals are an effective diversity tool if properly implemented. When the goals are treated as quotas, however, employers will find themselves facing significant legal liability.
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  • Friday, September 17, 2021
    My law firm colleagues and I were recently discussing our workplace predictions for the future, and one of the trends we considered was the potential shift to more flexible schedules, including a four-day workweek. Turns out, we aren’t the only ones thinking about it. The topic is being discussed around the world!
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    Neurodiversity represents the inherent differences in neurological structure and function. The term encompasses neurocognitive differences such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, intellectual disability, and schizophrenia. Most governments don’t provide neurodiverse individuals with the support necessary to enter and remain in the workforce, but many multinational employers are becoming aware of the benefits of having a neurodiverse workplace.
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  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021
    As an HR pro, you probably don’t wake up most mornings with thoughts of criminal laws running through your mind. After all, most workplace rules don’t carry any criminal connotations. When Joe forgets (again!) to turn in his timecard on time, you’re not calling the police to have him arrested. But workplace policies sometimes do intersect with criminal law. For example, if an employee steals company equipment, embezzles company funds, or assaults someone else while on duty, law enforcement involvement and criminal charges may follow. To learn more, read on.
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  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), effective January 1, 2021, has given Colorado employers significant heartburn regarding its job posting and promotional opportunity notification requirements. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has recently revised its guidance on the Act to expand its reach further to covered employers' workers who could perform the work that is the subject of the job posting or promotion remotely or outside of the state. The guidance could have a significant effect on employers with workforces that primarily work remotely, either within or outside of the state.
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