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HHS, DOL, and Treasury issue guidance regarding birth control coverage

Following President Biden’s July 28 Executive Order on ensuring access to reproductive health care, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), alongside the Departments of Labor and of the Treasury (Departments), took action to clarify protections for...

We’re trying to help! Employer guidelines to avoid legal pitfalls with tuition assistance benefit programs

By Keith S. Anderson, R. Aaron Chastain & Grant A. Premo With historically low unemployment rates, attracting and retaining top talent can be a challenge for employers. To distinguish themselves from the pack, many companies are considering tuition assistance...

EEOC’S updated COVID-19 guidance places additional restrictions on employers

By Alyssa R. Musmanno, Francine Esposito, Heather Weine Brochin EEOC'S Updated COVID-19 Guidance Places Additional Restrictions on Employers For more than two years, employers have had to navigate a frequently changing landscape to ensure they complied with all of the...

Wage transparency laws are here to stay

By Timothy Long & Chris Cruz Background Some employers wish to post job openings without providing a salary range. They also would like to ask applicants about their salary history. Although this may benefit the employer in the negotiation process, asking about an...

Help employees unplug during PTO with these real-world strategies

By Kathy Gurchiek Looking for ways to encourage employees to unplug while on paid time off? Read on for tactics ranging from asking employees to 'solemnly swear' they will not think about work while on vacation to muting employee work communications and rewarding...

Baby formula shortage isn’t only reason to provide lactation benefits

By Joanne Sammer Due to the baby formula shortage, some new parents who might otherwise have fed their babies formula may have decided to breastfeed, if they are able to do so, at least for the time being. But for employees who breastfeed their babies, the return to...

Distinguish flexibility from autonomy in return-to-work policies

By Stephen Miller, CEBS Aflexible approach to being onsite at work and working remotely is here to stay, say those who research the workplace and advise organizations on best practices. But some employers may be taking too narrow an approach to being flexible, some...

Should employees be required to turn on cameras during virtual meetings?

By Kylie Ora Lobell Since the start of the pandemic, workplaces have come to rely on Zoom and other video platforms for meetings. Employees now spend five times more time in virtual meetings than they did before the pandemic, according to recent research from survey...

Big employers are offering abortion benefits. Will the information stay safe?

By Darius Tahir In response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Americans’ constitutional right to abortion, large employers thought they had found a way to help workers living in states where abortions would be banned: provide benefits to support travel to other...

Checking applicant backgrounds? Be careful!

By Jake K. Proudfoot Background checks are a great idea — unless you fail to do them correctly. Mistakes can be costly. One online retailer paid $5 million to settle a class action filed by 454,000 job applicants alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act...

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