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HR Rescue: Human Resource Solutions for Small Business

Jul 29, 2020

As employers everywhere confront the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they are finding it a constant challenge to protect the health and safety of their workforce; protect the privacy of employee medical information and comply with federal antidiscrimination laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title...


Jul 22, 2020

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has made changes to several of its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms intended to make them simpler and easier to use for employers and employees alike.  The DOL said these and other changes will "reduce the time users spend providing information, improve communications between...


Jul 15, 2020

Discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited nationwide.  The Supreme Court ruled in June 2020 that terminating an employee merely being gay or transgender is discrimination based on sex in violation of Title VII.  In light of this ruling, employers that do not already...


Jul 8, 2020

Race discrimination in the workplace is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discrimination can be overt, such as failing to promote an individual because of their race, but race discrimination can also occur where the employer enacted policies that while not discriminatory in intent had a disparate...


Jul 1, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new guidance intended to help nonessential businesses manage their employees' return to work during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The guidance aligns with the three phases President Trump put forward in his Opening Up America Again, consistent with...