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Employers will rarely have to report COVID-19-related hospitalizations due to the virus’s lengthy incubation period, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) clarification on the reporting rules for work-related hospitalizations and fatalities.
On the third day of class at the college where I teach Principles of Management to freshmen and Organizational Behavior to juniors and seniors, I asked my students this: "What do you expect from me as the professor? What are your expectations of me throughout the semester?" I have never asked any of my classes these questions, but I was not surprised by some of the answers: fairness, consistency, open communication, accountability, utilizing my network for internships and jobs
States reported that 898,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Oct. 10, marking the seventh consecutive week of initial jobless claims under 1 million. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits dropped to 10 million last week after peaking at nearly 25 million in early May.
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries released a temporary administrative order—effective until March 12, 2021—clarifying leave rules for school and child care provider closures during the statewide public health emergency.
Even though a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 isn’t available yet, it’s not too early for employers to start considering whether they will require employees to get the vaccination when it is ready. In a recent article by the Society of Human Resource Management, McDermott partners Michelle Strowhiro and Sandy DiVarco highlighted some of the factors, […]
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A truck driver for Walmart Inc. diagnosed by its safety program as having sleep apnea could not contest his resignation after refusing to wear a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine at night, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
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