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Job posting activity in the U.S. is proving resilient, if slowing down from gains made this summer, according to labor market sources.The number of advertisements for job openings on Indeed is 13 percent lower year-over-year as of Nov. 13, but significantly better than the low point of 39 percent below the previous year’s trend on May 1. The trend in job postings improved in May, June and July, but started to stall in August, said Jed Kolko, chief economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab.Julia Pollak
A recent update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could eventually lead federal workplace safety authorities to conclude that employers have significant additional obligations when it comes to their employees wearing cloth face masks. While the heavy lifting may not start until President-elect Biden takes office, employers may want to track recent developments so you are prepared to quickly pivot if compliance changes do take place.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released updated guidance recommending that critical infrastructure employers only permit asymptomatic workers to continue working after potential COVID-19 exposure in limited and rare circumstances. The updated guidance, released on November 16, continues to provide an exemption from the usual 14-day self-quarantine recommendation for critical infrastructure workers who have had a close contact exposure to an individual with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, but now recommends the exemption should only be exercised as “a last resort and only in limited circumstances.” Further, it recommends that only employers involved in or impacting “public health and safety” can enjoy this exemption. What do employers need to know about this new guidance?
2020 has presented recruiters and job seekers with unimaginable circumstances and significant societal challenges, leading to the transition of key processes toward more virtual recruiting. As a result, this shift has created a profound change in industry concerns, challenges, and investments of recruiters, with many believing that recruiting may never be the same. These industry…
California employers may not realize that even if nonexempt employees are paid entirely through commissions, they may be entitled to overtime pay if they work beyond a certain number of hours.
According to the National Women’s Law Center, 865,000 women dropped out of the workforce in September when their kids went back to school or began online learning from home. But it’s not only women with children who are struggling at work right now. Black women are more likely than other employees to think about leaving the workforce because of concerns over their health and safety, according to the Women in the Workplace study.
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