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Dane County: Employer Notification of Employees with COVID-19

Due to public health offices being overwhelmed, Dane County employers may wish to advise employees of their obligation to notify their employer that they have tested positive for COVID-19. Click here to read more. 

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Temporary Flexibility for Employer I-9 Compliance to End November 19, 2020

Employers who have been taking advantage of flexibility in I-9 compliance should be aware that a return to “normal rules” is slated to go into effect this month. Click here to read more.

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A Thanksgiving Message to HR Professionals

As the months have gone by, the pandemic has placed a strain on many professions, not the least of which is the Human Resources professional.

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DOL Provides Enforcement Reprieve for Seasonal Establishments Coping with COVID-19

Workplaces that satisfy requirements established by the Department of Labor as “seasonal” may enjoy certain exemptions from wage and hour rules. This article outlines how pandemic closures may have impacted compliance with those rules.

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COVID-19–Related Employment Lawsuits Are in Full Swing

How an employer responds to COVID-19 related employment matters could be challenged by a lawsuit. This article outlines some areas of employment practice where employers should pay close attention.

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Perseverance and Your Role as a Leader

Perseverance is hardly a fashionable or glamorous thing to talk about. In today’s culture, what is valued is speed. Instant gratification, next day shipping and getting our answers from Alexa are the way we expect to live our lives.

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Intrinsic Optimism Through a Pandemic

I think we can all agree that the last six months have been nothing like we’ve ever experienced before (aside from creepy movies and nightmares). We are navigating through a global pandemic where our society has suffered profoundly and endured significant economic loss. The ominous negative vibe..

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4 Common COVID-19 Misunderstandings

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines are often misunderstood regarding COVID-19 testing, timing of returning to work, appropriately notifying co-workers of potential exposure and balancing the wearing of face coverings with the 6-15-48 rule. This article covers these topics. 

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COVID-19 Impact Bulletin: Leveraging Employee Assistance Programs

Mental health has become an increasing concern six months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. According to the American Medical Association, “at least 30 states are reporting spikes in fatal opioid overdoses and ongoing concern about mental illness or substance abuse disorders, all..

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Employer Use of Contact Tracing Apps

If your employee tests positive for COVID-19, you may have an obligation to conduct contact tracing to determine if other employees and customers may have been exposed. The pros and cons of using contact tracing applications is discussed in this article.

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