Getting Back to Business Safely
The global pandemic brought on by COVID-19 has tested organizations in ways many never imagined. For most of us, getting back to the office does not mean business as usual, but preparing for a new normal. TCP has solutions that can help make your organization be new-normal ready.
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Stay Updated on the latest Coronavirus, Workplace Guidelines
The U.S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has officially published "Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19". The guide's focus is to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreaks with employees and customers for all businesses reopening.
Temporary Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Details of the rules can be found here.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Overview: Over the past several weeks the U.S. House of Representatives has drafted and passed several iterations of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), with the U.S. Senate and President approving the bill on March 18, 2020.
Keep Clear of these Common Overtime Errors
Many employers misunderstand overtime requirements, which can be costly as the price of non-compliance is high. It's important that HR takes the lead in training line managers, particularly those overseeing workers newly reclassified as nonexempt, not to repeat the overtime errors other companies have made.
From Workforce Planning to Planning Work
Most organizations still pack their ranks with traditional full-time employees, but many now mix in part-time, temporary, contract and gig workers. These contingent workers offer an important way for organizations to fill skill gaps and increase productivity, but HR needs a new workforce planning approach to leverage these workers as they become more mainstream.
Unlimited vs. Limited PTO: Which One Is Right for Your Workplace?
A growing number of companies are creating unlimited paid time-off plans. Unlimited PTO offers several advantages for both workers and employers, but it isn't the best option for every organization. It pays to learn the pros and cons of unlimited and limited PTO before revising workplace policies.
Paid Leave May Be 2020's Biggest WorkPlace News
Laws that may be proposed in 2020 include ones prohibiting appearance discrimination, setting limits on pre-employment drug testing and requiring predictable scheduling. Employers also can expect more business-friendly decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
OFCCP Won’t Review Federal Contractors’ EEO-1 Pay Data
Certain private employers and federal contractors were required to send EEO‑1 Component 2 pay data—broken down by job category, race, sex and ethnicity—to the federal government this year, but the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced that it doesn't intend to review the information.