In what it describes as “streamline[d] COVID-19 guidance,” the latest COVID-19 updates (here and here) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention don’t appear to distinguish between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Potayto, potahto.

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Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced here that its investigation into the bounced payroll checks of 10 construction workers renovating a nursing home found that the employer who issued the bad checks had also denied more than 800 workers overtime wages by misclassifying them as independent contractors.

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Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a series of August events highlighting the importance of maternal health and workplace protections for expectant and new mothers to mark National Breastfeeding MonthContinue reading


Some of the tenets of good HR compliance include documenting and communicating performance issues and taking additional formal steps to alleviate them. If those steps fail, the employer can proceed with termination, being sure to document the reasons supporting the final decision. Continue reading


Imagine getting the call sometime past midnight at an out-of-town national sales conference that you need to immediately investigate a complaint from an employee who says that his female co-worker has sleepwalked into a bed in his hotel room.

That wasn’t on the SHRM-CP exam. Then again, no one forced you to become a Human Resources professional.

At least you’ll have another good story for the next cocktail hour.

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On Friday, attorneys for over 500 current and former healthcare workers at a Midwest healthcare system announced that they had settled “the nation’s first classwide lawsuit” for employees alleging that they were unlawfully discriminated against and denied religious exemptions from a COVID shot mandate. Continue reading

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