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  • Uncertainty and How I Cope
    by Stacey Lane - April 17, 2020
    I’ve got a list of productive things I’d like to tackle while the coronavirus storm blusters onward: Clean out drawers. Organize computer files. Design new client resources. Learn how to groom my dog. Paint my home office. Try new recipes. All of these are activities I don’t normally have time for. You’ve probably got a list of your own. Part of my change coping strategy is to “do.” S...
  • Maintain a Social, Positive Workplace Amid Coronavirus
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - April 10, 2020
    This piece first appeared in Compliance Week. Author Jaclyn Jaeger is an editor with Compliance Week and has written on a wide variety of topics, including ethics and compliance, risk management, legal, enforcement, technology, and more. I am grateful that she allowed me to share her piece with my global audience. Companies all around the world right now are working around the clock to adjust to a new normal as we quickl...
  • EEO-1 Update: EEOC Pursues Info Without Pay Data
    by Amanda Bowman - April 9, 2020
    One week before the typical EEO-1 filing deadline of March 31st, EEOC published a notice of information collection in the Federal Register for a 30-day comment period. As with the initial 60-Day Notice, published in September 2019, EEOC continues to seek a three-year approval for the standard EEO-1 data collection (for years 2019, 2020, 2021), but with a new Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) control number. In the 30-Day Notice...
  • Effective Management During a Time of Crisis
    by Debra Wheatman - April 2, 2020
    My inbox is flooded with questions about COVID-19, including how employers should be handling the crisis and what employees should expect from their management. This is truly an unprecedented event; although companies want to maintain uninterrupted service for customers and clients, that may not be possible. And that’s okay because the employees that make up any organization should be the company’s priority. Thi...
  • by Terri Swain - March 31, 2020
    It never fails in our office. The frantic phone call because a Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audit letter shows up on a desk, two weeks after sitting on the President's desk, with the yellow sticky note 'please handle.' Before fear and panic set in, here are some pointers for keeping ahead of the scary audit letter. Explore if your organization IS covered by the Affirmat...
  • Can My Old Employer Tell Potential Employers That They Fired Me?
    by Liz Handlin - March 26, 2020
    I have been asked a lot of questions about what employers can and can’t disclose about a former employee’s performance and reasons for leaving the company. So, I decided to find out what the law says, as well as what in-house counsel would generally advise an HR department, about disclosures. I consulted with Carole Jurkash, a fellow University of Chicago graduate who went on to get her law degree from Yale Law...
  • Companies Now Hiring Switch to Virtual Methods
    by Andy Rasico - March 26, 2020
    As the economic climate rapidly changes due to social distancing, gig economy and remote working influences, companies are seeking alternative virtual methods not just for hiring but also for onboarding. Right now leading indicators continue to demonstrate it is still an ideal time to look for a new job. So what can you expect under the new norm? Read More
  • The Compliance Challenge of Evergreen Requisitions and Pipeline Recruiting
    by Chris Lindholm - March 25, 2020
    It is common knowledge that EEO compliance has developed into an extremely complex and sometimes controversial process. In just the last 14 years alone we have witnessed an endless stream of changes to the expectations of contractors including: Changing from eight (8) to two (2) availability factors The brief, rocky visit of the EO Survey The as yet, unrealized threat of multiple regression as a tool to find comp...
  • The Sensitive Striver’s Guide to Dealing with Uncertain Times
    by Melody Wilding - March 23, 2020
    The Coronavirus. Quarantine. Social distancing. A potential global recession. Needless to say, there is a lot to be nervous about right now. It’s a difficult time. Uncertainty reigns. And as a result, your stress may be at an all time high. You might be wondering what implications the pandemic has for your team, your organization, your career, your family, the economy, and the world. This goes doubly for Sensi...
  • How to Properly Manage Evergreen Jobs to Limit Liability
    by Debra Milstein Gardner - March 22, 2020
    Do evergreen job requisitions need to be handled differently than other requisitions? The quick answer is No with the caveat of having a compliant recruiting, applicant tracking and selection process. First, it would be useful to determine if evergreen jobs are really that different from other open positions. To ensure that we are on the same page with the terms, here is how I define the two types of positions for purp...