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Guidance on Recordkeeping Requirements For Reporting COVID-19 Cases to OSHA

April 17, 2020 by Judi Wesser

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, For Employers, Regulations

Last modified April 18, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a memorandum that provides interim guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) for enforcing the requirements of 29 CFR Part 1904 with respect to the recording of occupational illnesses, specifically cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This memorandum will take effect immediately and remain in effect until further notice.

New York Attorney General Warns Healthcare Industry of COVID-19 Cyber Scams

April 17, 2020 by Judi Wesser

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce, Regulations

Last modified April 18, 2020

The NY Attorney General warns that health industry criminals are using targeted COVID-19 phishing emails and texts to gain access to sensitive information.

Managing Workers Who Are Older than You

April 16, 2020 by Judi Wesser

Filed under For Employers, Recruitment & Volunteers

Last modified April 16, 2020

The fastest-growing age demographic of employees in the workplace is 65 years and older, which has experienced a 35 percent jump over the past half-decade. At the same time, companies are eager to hire and promote workers who are most comfortable with and understand technology, which often translates to Millennials and members of Generation Z.

DOL Guides for Employing Interns

April 16, 2020 by Judi Wesser

Filed under For Employers, Recruitment & Volunteers, Regulations

Last modified April 16, 2020

How does compliance to the Fair Labor Standards Act affect your decision to pay or not to pay an intern?

Keeping Workers and Data Safe During Videoconferencing

April 15, 2020 by Judi Wesser

Filed under Communication, COVID-19 for Employers, For Employers, Regulations

Last modified April 16, 2020

Many businesses have been forced to direct employees to work from home, and companies have rushed to find ways to hold meetings virtually. This article highlights common privacy and security issues you should know about inherent in videoconferencing platforms, as well as suggested best practices for all platforms.

Online Tool Helps Hospitals Place Staff in Appropriate Roles During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 15, 2020 by Judi Wesser

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, For Employers, Onboarding

Last modified April 16, 2020

Many hospitals and health systems are seeking new hires and contingent staff members to supplement their workforce during this crisis. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses created a free online assessment program that assists in placing new hires and contingent healthcare providers in roles that match their skills.

Meeting Professional Practice Requirements During a Pandemic

April 15, 2020 by Judi Wesser

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, For Employers, Regulations

Last modified April 16, 2020

What options do health care organizations have for meeting the Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) requirements when operating under their emergency operations plan?

Employee Engagement Is in Everyday Actions and Behaviors

April 14, 2020 by Judi Wesser

Filed under Engagement & Morale, For Employers

Last modified April 14, 2020

This podcast of an article from TD Magazine makes a strong case for the value of employee engagement. Learn how employers gain a competitive advantage when employees are engaged.

Exit Surveys: Another Chance to Reveal Compliance and Culture Problems

April 14, 2020 by Judi Wesser

Filed under For Employers, Regulations

Last modified April 14, 2020

While some of the complaints that come in through exit interviews are complaints about supervisors or performance evaluations, compliance officers say they’re still reviewed by human resources, compliance or jointly, depending on the nature of the report. Sometimes, a compliance issue lies underneath.

Hope, and New Life, in a Brooklyn Maternity Ward Fighting COVID-19

April 14, 2020 by Judi Wesser

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce

Last modified April 15, 2020

In a hospital at the center of the crisis, nearly 200 babies have arrived since March. Some pregnant women have fallen extremely ill, but doctors are winning battles for their lives and their children’s.