Job Openings Reach Record High, But Where Are the Applicants?

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Original Article Here: https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/Pages/Job-Openings-Reach-Record-High-Unemployment-Benefits-Labor-Shortages.aspx The number of available jobs in the U.S. is at a record-breaking high while unemployment remains significantly elevated, leading employers in need of workers to wonder, where are all the job applicants? The latest monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS report, from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)… Read more »

Employers Have 3 Options in Light of OSHA’s Unmasking Announcement

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Original Article Here: https://www.fisherphillips.com/news-insights/employers-have-3-options-oshas-unmasking-announcement.html Responding to a huge looming question for employers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just issued an announcement referring businesses to the CDC’s new guidance advising that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or social distance in non-healthcare settings. But neither OSHA’s May 17 announcement nor… Read more »

What Employers Need To Know As Marty Walsh Tapped To Head Labor Department

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1.11.21 Original Article Here: https://www.fisherphillips.com/resources-alerts-marty-walsh-head-labor-department Questions? Click Here Given the tumultuous news that occupied all of our attentions last week, you may have missed the announcement that President-elect Biden has nominated Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to be the next Secretary of Labor – the first union member to fill this role in nearly 50 years…. Read more »

Measuring Worker Temperatures Could Lead To Wage And Hour Claims

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Questions about Covid-19 challenges in the workplace? Contact Leslie Moody at lmoore@precisionstaffing.net By J. Hagood Tighe on 4.13.20 Employers could face potential wage and hour claims under federal and state law if they do not compensate employees for time spent having their body temperatures checked. While federal COVID-19 guidance allows employers to measure employees’ body… Read more »

How to Be A Successful Remote Employee

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Here are a few tips to be successful as a remote employee from Elaine Materise of Haley Marketing Group from March 2020: Know Your Work Hours It’s easy to get caught up in “working from home.” Your television, phone, errands and many other activities become accessible at any hour of the day. Force yourself to… Read more »

Cloth Face Coverings At Work: Are They Personal Protective Equipment, And Who Pays For Them?

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Have questions about COVID-19 challenges in the workplace? Contact Leslie at lmoore@precisionstaffing.net Legal Alert by Todd Logsdon of Fisher & Phillips  4.8.20 The CDC recently recommended the use of homemade cloth face coverings in public settings, which raised many questions among in the workplace law community. The two most common questions: Are these DIY cloth… Read more »

Top 10 Things Employers Need to Know About DOL’s New COVID-19 Rules

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4.2.20 By: Fisher Phillips LLP For resources on managing COVID-19 in the workplace contact Leslie at lmoore@precisionstaffing.net The U.S. Department of Labor issued a new rule yesterday to regulate the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) and the paid leave programs that just became law on April 1, 2020. We’ve digested the 124-page document and… Read more »

DOL Issues Guidance on FFCRA’s Paid Parental Leave Requirements

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Do you have questions related to managing workforce amid COVID-19 pandemic? Email Leslie at lmoore@precisionstaffing.net   By: Allen Smith, J.D. March 29, 2020 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) answered key questions about Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) leave in updated guidance issued March 26 and revised again March 28 about the Families… Read more »