These are unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to rethink, retool, recalibrate and reconsider our options – all for the sake of keeping us safe. Let’s consider some of the equal employment opportunity (EEO) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) considerations.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidelines for emp...
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In reading article after article and headline after headline about the pandemic and what is happening in so many people’s lives around the world, one thing above all has become crystal clear, and that is:
The coronavirus has stolen much from us and irrevocably altered how we see our reality.
Experiences, situations, events, and beliefs about the “reality” of life that so many of us took for grant...
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...
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.
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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...
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