Privacy rules associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act are at the top of mind 10 years later in the workplace. Employers are in a state of flux in the COVID-19 pandemic, trying to enforce vaccine mandates in the workplace and wondering whether it's legal to ask employees if they’re vaccinated.
Understandably, many employers are struggling with how to address the retention issue. Business leaders are churning over which strategies might preserve their teams. Rather than grasping, handwringing or lamenting, consider this workforce shift a necessary disruption to building a stronger, healthier culture. Think of it as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of team members and your connection to them.
There has been substantial discussion about religious accommodations over the past few months, largely stemming from vaccine mandates issued by government entities and private employers. This is largely unchartered territory for many employers that likely have not had to address a request for religious accommodation before.
For the unaided construction contractor, navigation of changing vaccine mandates can be daunting, and it is no wonder there continues to be confusion about these mandates’ effects.
While a federal mandate for large companies to require COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing plays out in court, there are things employers can do to be prepared, according to Greg Rouchell, partner and employment team leader at New Orleans-based Adams and Reese.
This seems to have become a question that employers want to pose to their workers, but confusion abounds regarding the legal contours of this deceptively dangerous question.
Not long ago, the law profession had developed a reputation for being a barren job market saturated with attorneys, especially for young associates. But backed by evidence of healthy hiring and recruiting practices, many in the industry are saying that the sun is starting to shine again.
As the nursing shortage worsens, health systems are raising pay, but the problem goes deeper than that
According to some accounts, nationwide, as many as 25 percent of nurses have left their jobs. Hospitals are probably experiencing the worst shortages in bedside nurses and nurses on medical/surgical units, she says, but the problem is across-the-board.
Businesses likely will face tight labor market challenges, especially when it comes to filling senior leadership positions, as the nation continues to recover from the pandemic, according to results of a recent survey.
While the reasons for the ongoing hiring challenges are up for debate, it appears that the lingering COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a major reset amongst a workforce that is now re-examining its options.