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7 Must-Read Tips from 2020

In case you missed them, we gathered seven of our most popular Tips from 2020. From practices that could land you in hot water during COVID-19 to must-have forms for your workplace, here are seven must-read Tips.

1 10 Practices That Could Land You in Hot Water During COVID-19

Employers need to navigate all employment decisions – including those related to layoffs, rehires, and leave – without discriminating against applicants and employees. In this Tip, we discuss 10 problematic practices related to COVID-19 that may violate nondiscrimination laws.

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2 Reducing Employees' Hours During COVID-19: What You Need to Know

A reduction in employees' regular work hours can help lower costs and avoid layoffs during difficult times. However, you'll need to keep in mind wage and hour law compliance, eligibility for unemployment and benefits, loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program, and employee morale. In this Tip, we discuss these and other factors to consider before reducing employees' hours.

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3 Workplace Safety and COVID-19: Know Your Responsibilities

When developing a plan for keeping employees safe during COVID-19, review and comply with rules enforced by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as applicable state and local rules, orders, and guidance. In this Tip, we provide an overview of OSHA rules in the context of COVID-19.

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4 'Am I Required to Provide Face Masks to Employees?' & Other FAQs

As employers return employees to the workplace, some have questions about the use of face coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In this Tip, we address some of the most common questions about face coverings in the workplace.

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5 Hiring During COVID-19: An Employer's Guide

To adapt to the changing environment created by COVID-19, employers may need to reevaluate their traditional hiring practices. How you interview, screen and onboard new hires may be different during a pandemic. In this Tip, we provide some answers to frequently asked questions about hiring during COVID-19.

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6 7 Interview Questions to Avoid During COVID-19

While you may need to adopt different approaches to interviewing as a result of COVID-19, they still must be conducted within the bounds of nondiscrimination laws. In this Tip, we provide seven examples of questions to avoid, along with some suggested alternatives if applicable.

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7 10 Must-Have Forms for Your Workplace

Employers must maintain certain records to comply with federal, state, and local laws and to help administer HR policies and practices. While hiring, leave, performance and discipline forms may be commonplace, COVID-19 has added new notice obligations for employers. In this Tip, we provide a list of must-have forms.

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