August 2020
HR & Safety News, Insights, and Updates  
CDC Changes its Return to Work Guidance for COVID-19 Positive Employees

The Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) issued important changes to its guidance to employers, including modifying the criteria used to determine when an employee can be allowed back to work after testing positive for COVID-19.  Employers should immediately change its COVID-19 plans and modify its return to work policies .... Read the article.
New "Simpler and Easier" FMLA forms released for use

In June, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") released new revised versions of its model notice of rights, certification, and designation forms under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") (dated June 2020).  The revised forms are noticeably different.  Check out our blog post to obtain the links to download the new forms.  The forms were intended to make it easier for healthcare providers, employees and company administrators to manage FMLA situations.
Asphalt Contractor Wins Work Comp Case - 5 tips you can use

A Florida asphalt contractor recently benefited from its effective human resource policies. If your company does not want to pay disability benefits to an injured employee who refuses to come back to work and fails to submit a proper post-accident drug test, follow these five (5) tips....  Full blog
How to Speed Up New Hire Training

Most business owners spend about 45 hours finding and hiring a new staff member. And it often takes another 40-some hours to onboard and train that individual, depending on their position and responsibilities. Which means that each new team member could take up to two weeks to get fully trained. Do you have this time available?  Fast forward the process by following a few helpful tips. Read more.
Supreme Court Prohibits Discrimination against Gay and Transgender Employees

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision holding that discrimination based on homosexuality or transgender status necessarily involves intentionally treating individuals differently because of their sex, and that it is therefore prohibited under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act. Although the decision, in Bostock v. Clayton County, reverses federal court rulings that had previously limited the term "sex" to biological distinctions between male and female, employers should be aware that the opinion aligns with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)'s current Title VII enforcement policies. Read more.  Time to add these protected statuses to your EEO policy.
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