White Paper: OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Notice On November 6, 2021, the 5th US Court of Appeals issued an injunction based on a legal challenge filed in its courts. On November 12, 2021, the 5th Circuit ruled that this injunction applies country-wide and has ordered OSHA to “take no steps to implement or enforce…until further court order.” Therefore, OSHA has currently […]

5 Steps to Hiring & Retaining Talent

I was recently sharing a cab with the business owner of a print manufacturer heading to an industry conference where I was slated to be a presenter on workforce trends and solutions. He turned to me and said, “Ok, then tell me… where the heck did everyone go? Where are the workers and how do […]

Religious Exemption to Vaccine

Q:  Our company is requiring all employees to get vaccinated for COVID.  We received a request for an exemption to the vaccination requirement on the basis of a sincerely-held religious belief.  Can we require some form of documentation or verification? A:  Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, employees cannot be required to get […]

Hiring a Remote Employee

Q: We are thinking about hiring our first remote employee. Is there anything we need to do differently? A: Yes, there are several employment aspects to consider when hiring an employee who will be working outside of the office. You should establish policies around remote work such as availability, use of equipment, confidentiality, and information […]

Vaccine Accommodations

We know there is a lot of confusion around vaccine mandates and applicable accommodations. In order to provide more in-depth information for you to consider when planning the best course for your company, we wanted to share some of the resources we have found on these topics.  President Biden’s “Path Out of the Pandemic” Vaccine […]

Disruptive Phone Behavior

Q: We have an employee who is constantly on their phone for personal business. While we understand they need to check in with their family, it gets out of hand and keeps them from doing work. It also disrupts the office keeping everyone else from being able to do their work efficiently. What can we […]

Employee Engagement During COVID

In addition to a tight labor market and increasing wages, employers are dealing with employee “bored out” (chronic boredom leading to feeling totally meaningless) and “the big quit” (with 4 million people quitting their jobs in April 2021 alone), while also trying to balance client demands and the changing business environment. Making an effort to […]