EEOC Issues Updated Guidance On Religious And Pregnancy Vaccine Accommodations

November 1, 2021 Article PDF The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its COVID-19 guidance, detailing its view of employer obligations under Title VII when evaluating religious objections to COVID-19 vaccination mandates. The EEOC also added guidance on requests for accommodation based on pregnancy under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnancy […]

OSHA Releases New Guidance

February 2021 As mandated in President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety, OSHA announced its revised guidance entitled, Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace (https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework). This is OSHA’s first comprehensive workplace guidance since June of 2020, which is a framework and a reminder to […]

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) New Audit Focus Heading Into 2020!

November 1, 2019 Working Off the Clock Working off the clock labor is that which is unpaid or not contributing to overtime pay, and is usually illegal. The United States Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), is legislation designed to protect workers in most states. The FLSA articulates that employees be paid overtime for more than […]

8 Reasons Why You Need to Update Your Employee Handbook or Create One!

By Margie Faulk, PHR, SHRM-CP June 2016 In my 15 years of human resources, I have come in contact with many small and large Employers and received feedback on what should or should not be included in an employee handbook from employment law professionals, HR professionals and other workplace compliance resources. As a result, I […]