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Managing Your Post-Pandemic Workforce

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Release Date: 06/08/2021

LGBTQ+ Protections in the Workplace Post Bostock show art LGBTQ+ Protections in the Workplace Post Bostock

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The Supreme Court in Bostock held that the prohibition against discrimination on the basis of “sex” includes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Managing Your Post-Pandemic Workforce show art Managing Your Post-Pandemic Workforce

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The decision to terminate an employee is never an easy one. Ripple effects, including the burden on remaining staff and a potential decrease in productivity, can be felt across the organization. Even in the best of times, termination decisions are fraught with innumerable risks, including litigation.

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Building Your Post-Pandemic Workforce show art Building Your Post-Pandemic Workforce

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The onset of the pandemic left employers making tough decisions about the size and composition of their workforce. Reductions in force, furloughs and the WARN Act became the topics of discussion around many virtual conference tables. As states begin reopening, employers continue to need viable options to manage their workforce as their businesses bounce back.

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ERISA Claims: How Can Benefits Be An Employer’s Burden? show art ERISA Claims: How Can Benefits Be An Employer’s Burden?

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Employers should develop and implement the most compliant and risk adverse benefits plans, but the plaintiff’s bar will still search for loopholes. Investment fees and loss, COBRA litigation and healthcare claims are only a few of the issues facing employers in 2021.

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National Equal Pay Day was created in 1996 to raise public awareness and illustrate the disparity between men's and women's wages for the same work. Twenty-five years later, employers continue to grapple with policies and processes to ensure women and minorities are paid equitably.

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Climate Surveys: Should You Have a DEI Report Card? show art Climate Surveys: Should You Have a DEI Report Card?

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It’s 2021 and so many rules of the game have changed. Employers are facing increasing scrutiny on the Diversity Equity & Inclusion front. Some want to get ahead of it, and make sure their DEI programs are current and relevant. Others need to respond to simmering (or exploding!) issues within their workforce. Climate surveys are a new tool in an employer’s arsenal that can help you tackle these and other issues in an objective and systematic way. This episode of We get work™ explores climate surveys.

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Building a More Empathetic Workplace show art Building a More Empathetic Workplace

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As a result of COVID-19, large numbers of women are leaving the workplace — reducing hours or taking on less responsibility in order to balance the tension between employee and caregiver.

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The Year Ahead: Labor Relations in 2021 show art The Year Ahead: Labor Relations in 2021

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The NLRB and labor and employment law will see significant changes with a new administration in the White House. While changes may not be immediate, they could be far reaching and will certainly impact businesses large and small across the country.

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The Year Ahead: Litigation Hot Spots at a Glance show art The Year Ahead: Litigation Hot Spots at a Glance

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COVID-19 gave rise to new claims ranging from remote work to tuition reimbursement as well as new developments in the area of sexual orientation and gender identity. Employers need a preventive strategy to minimize risk and avoid reputational damage.

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The Year Ahead: COVID-19’s Impact on the Employee Benefits Value Proposition show art The Year Ahead: COVID-19’s Impact on the Employee Benefits Value Proposition

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COVID-19 shined a light on the value employee benefits bring to employment. Employers should reevaluate benefit programs and policies in light of the pandemic, tailoring offerings and considering the relief made available with the passage of the CARES and SECURE Acts.

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The decision to terminate an employee is never an easy one. Ripple effects, including the burden on remaining staff and a potential decrease in productivity, can be felt across the organization. Even in the best of times, termination decisions are fraught with innumerable risks, including litigation.

This episode of We get work™ explores how to best position your organization to face and defend the impact of a decision to sever the employer-employee relationship.