North State SHRM News & Legal Updates
Your source of relevant news in HR in the North State, California and nationwide.
Whether you’re job hunting or starting a temporary new business, consider getting a second phone number, writes career columnist Martin Yate. A second number and distinct ringtone alert you that professional opportunities may be coming.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of helping employees maintain physical, mental and financial health, making this year’s open enrollment period a critical time for employers to think about the benefits they’re providing and to communicate the value of these offerings to employees.
As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, so too does the number of lawsuits filed against employers. Recently, an increasing number of families of employees who died from COVID-19 have asserted wrongful death actions against employers for failing to keep their family members safe while at work. What can employers learn from these lawsuits to not only keep their workers safe but avoid being on the receiving end of such a claim?
The most obvious potential conflict of interest for advisers setting up or serving pooled employer plans is if their practice is affiliated with the investments being selected—but there are other potential pitfalls to acknowledge. In a recent article, Erin Turley, a partner with McDermott Will & Emery, said a potential conflict of interest for advisers […]
The post How Advisers Serving MEPs and PEPs Can Be Conflicted appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG.
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employees are able to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave if they lack child care due to COVID-19, writes SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP. Unfortunately, if you were furloughed due to a lack of work caused by an economic downturn, there are no job protections nor paid leave. Taylor is answering HR questions in a weekly column for USA Today.
Businesses in Georgia now have protection from civil lawsuits arising out of alleged COVID-19 exposure, transmission, infection or potential exposure. The Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act (GCPBSA), which is now in effect, protects businesses and individuals in many circumstances from COVID-19 exposure claims (and other types of claims) that accrue before July 14, 2021. You must take some specific proactive steps to receive this protection, however – so you need to make sure you understand the details of this new law.