HR Innovation, HR Management

So, what does HR really do? Part 2

We’ve discussed the tactical side (Part 1 of 2) of HR, however, there’s also what we call the strategic function (where HR really makes a difference). HR Solves Problems HR sees it all. What other department can recruit your most difficult position, face down the EEOC, negotiate contracts, settle arguments among employees, and run a blood …

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HR Management

So, what does HR really do? Part 1

You’d be surprised by how many people we come across who don’t really have a full understanding of everything we do, or can do, as HR professionals. HR is often considered as a one-dimensional caricature, either Toby Flenderson from The Office, a party planner with not much else to do, or some corporate spy whose …

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Breaking News, Compliance for HR, HR Updates

Supreme Court Rules – Blocked Biden Vaccine Mandate; Healthcare Workers Must Be Vaccinated

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the vaccine mandate introduced by President Joe Biden that would have required employers with more than 100 employees to require all employees be vaccinated or wear masks and be tested weekly. The mandate, promulgated by the federal workplace safety agency, OSHA, would have impacted more …

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Compliance for HR, HR Updates

OSHA Suspends Implementation and Enforcement of COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate

On Nov. 16, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) suspended its implementation and enforcement activities of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard it published on Nov. 5, 2021. The agency posted a brief statement on its webpage stating:  “While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities …

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HR Updates

Breaking News Update: Federal Appeals Court Blocks Biden Administration’s New Vaccine-or-Testing Policy

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has issued a stay temporarily blocking President Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing policy for businesses with at least 100 employees companywide. The court issued the ruling after a range of lawsuits were filed in states across the country challenging the policy. The appeals court granted the emergency …

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Compliance for HR, HR Updates

BREAKING NEWS: OSHA Issues COVID-19 Workplace Vaccine and Testing Mandate

This morning, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to implement President Biden’s vaccine mandate stating that employers with 100 or more workers must require COVID-19 vaccinations or a weekly negative test result before coming to work. The implementation of the vaccine mandate will impact more than …

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