OSHA Issues Revised Coronavirus Enforcement Policies

As economies have begun reopening in all U.S. states, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced two revised enforcement policies to help ensure that employers take steps to protect their employees from coronavirus exposure.

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Hiring at the Top of Your Salary Range? Here's Why It's Not a Good Idea

If your job postings often attract candidates whose pay expectations (and qualifications) far exceed your budget, it might be time to take a look at your recruitment process from a new perspective.

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Running Scared: Addressing Employee Fears about Returning to Work During the Pandemic

First, the coronavirus pandemic shuttered “non-essential” businesses and drove employees home to work. Now, many of those same employees are trepidatious about returning to their traditional worksites as the economy reopens.

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KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas Amends Reopening Order; Changes Took Effect May 31

On May 27, 2020, the Kansas City Health Department confirmed 1,050 cases of COVID-19 in Kansas City, Missouri, including 105 hospitalizations and 24 deaths. Because the virus is still present throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and has...

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How to Manage Employees When Crisis is the New Normal

As the novel coronavirus rolled across America, organizations focused their energies on responding to the crisis. In a matter of days or weeks, they laid off, furloughed or sent employees home to work, addressed the technological needs required...

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Ask the Expert: What to do When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

If you haven't already dealt with an employee who has informed you he/she tested positive for COVID-19, you still may. With businesses across the country gradually reopening their traditional workplaces, employers need to know how quickly they...

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SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Guide for Small Business Owners

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was originally included as part of the CARES Act and provided small businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic $349 billion plus an additional $310 billion...

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More Businesses Reopen in the Kansas City Metro; Here’s What’s New

As mandatory shutdowns and restrictions gradually ease, more Kansas City-area businesses have been able to resume operations. And while it’s hardly business as usual, employers have begun to cautiously navigate the post-pandemic economy....

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EEOC Delays EEO Data Collection Amid Coronavirus Crisis

In an effort to relieve employers of unnecessary burdens during the coronavirus crisis, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it would delay the anticipated opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection...

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How to Terminate a Remote Employee

Prior to COVID-19, the remote workforce had grown by 159% from 2005 to 2017, and in 2019 consisted of nearly 5 million people. It was estimated that 50% of the workforce would be remote in 2020, and that remote work was the way of the future. No...

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