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Upcoming Changes to NIH Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Reporting Requirements

Upcoming Changes to NIH Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Reporting Requirements https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/upcoming-changes-nih-harassment-and-hostile-work-environment-reporting By Darren Gibson and Phil Lu on  July 6, 2022 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires recipient institutions—i.e., any entity receiving funding from…

New Mental Health Crisis Dialing Code Launched July 16

New Mental Health Crisis Dialing Code Launched July 16 The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (Lifeline) launched nationwide on July 16. Similar to dialing 911 for medical emergencies, people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis can call…

EEOC Offers Training Workshops on EEO Laws for Employers

EEOC Offers Training Workshops on EEO Laws for Employers On June 8, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that employers may begin registering for its new virtual training programs on federal equal employment opportunity (EEO)…

7 Tips for Keeping Young Employees Safe

7 Tips for Keeping Young Employees Safe The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently reminded employers hiring youth-aged workers to review workplace practices and comply with federal child labor laws to ensure these hires have a safe…

DOL Announces Plan to Issue Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

DOL Announces Plan to Issue Proposed Independent Contractor Rule In a recent blog post, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will issue a proposed rule on determining employee or independent contractor status under the Fair…

Combating Rising Benefits Costs During Periods of High Inflation

Combating Rising Benefits Costs During Periods of High Inflation The U.S. inflation rate has increased by 8.3% over the last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This has led to significant price…

IRS Raises Mileage Rates for Second Half of 2022

IRS Raises Mileage Rates for Second Half of 2022 For the first time since 2011, the IRS has made a midyear adjustment to the optional mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating…

Report Illustrates Impact of Employee Mental Health on Businesses

Report Illustrates Impact of Employee Mental Health on Businesses One-third of employers report significant impacts on business stemming from the strain on their employees’ mental health, according to a recent survey from The Hartford Financial Services Group. …

How to Prepare Your Business for an Active Shooter

How to Prepare Your Business for an Active Shooter This resource outlines how employers can prepare for and respond to an active shooter situation. If you would like this document in an editable WORD format,…

Attracting and Retaining Employees During the Great Reshuffle

Attracting and Retaining Employees During the Great Reshuffle  The labor market is a bit unpredictable at the moment. Economists previously warned of a “Great Resignation,” a time when employees were expected to quit in record…