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HR Hot Topics – Sept. 2021: New OSHA Guidance to Protect Workers & New Fed Rules on Vaccine Mandates

Welcome to the September edition of HR Hot Topics. We are back to discussing the ever-changing COVID guidance. This episode focuses on OSHA’s recently published ‘Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace’. The strategies in this document pertain to all non-healthcare workers and align with current CDC recommendations; mirroring many […]

HR Hot Topics – August, 2021: Preventing Inappropriate & Illegal Behavior in the Workplace

Welcome to the August edition of HR Hot Topics. I was struck recently by an article that highlighted the significantly different beliefs between men and women as to what constitutes sexual harassment. The timing of this article corresponded with several client consulting projects/calls around this same issue. It got me thinking that as more and […]

HR Hot Topics – June, 2021: MIOSHA Changes

Welcome to the June edition of HR Hot Topics.  In this month’s episode I unpack the latest round of MIOSHA emergency rules and discuss how they impact you and your business.  We are no stranger to changes in safety rules as a result of COVID-19, but this most recent change lifting mask restrictions (among other […]

HR Hot Topics – May, 2021

  Welcome to the May edition of HR Hot Topics.  In this month’s episode we’re talking vaccines…again.  The questions I receive on this topic continue to evolve as the compliance rates, eligibility criteria and CDC guidance change.  Most recently, I’ve been asked a lot about whether or not an employer can incentivize employees to get […]

HR Hot Topics – April, 2021: FFCRA Extension

In this month’s episode I provide an overview of two important changes brought about by the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act. This $1.9 trillion dollar package extends optional FFCRA leave and the associated tax credits through September 30th of this year. Additionally, the FFCRA reasons for approved leave have been expanded to include time […]

HR Hot Topics – March, 2021

Welcome to the March edition of HR Hot Topics. Spring (false spring) is upon us here in Michigan and with that comes thoughts of spring break and vacations to someplace warm! Now that vaccines are becoming more widely available, employers are starting to question whether or not to update their travel and quarantine policies accordingly. […]

HR Hot Topics – January, 2021: Employee concerns

Hello Leaders! Welcome to 2021!  This year has already gotten off to an eventful start and the issues that employers must grapple with in the workplace show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  In this month’s episode I continue the conversation on coronavirus vaccines.  Now that both Pfizer and Moderna have received emergency use […]