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“Ensuring Proper Fit of PPE for Construction Workers: What HR Professionals Need to Know”

By Ryan Ellis | June 17, 2024

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a proposal to clarify that personal protective equipment (PPE) must fit construction workers properly. OSHA’s proposed rule aims to reduce workplace injuries and fatalities by ensuring that construction workers are properly protected from hazards while on the job. The proposed rule would require construction employers […]

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“Evaluating the Impact of Nebraska Supreme Court’s Ruling on Social Media Policies”

By Ryan Ellis | June 3, 2024

Broad Social-Media Policy Doesn’t Preclude Unemployment Benefits In a recent ruling, the Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed that a worker fired for allegedly posting vulgar comments wasn’t disqualified from getting state unemployment benefits despite the employer’s broad social media policy. This ruling serves as a reminder to employers that having a broad social media policy does […]

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“Navigating the Changes to Illinois’ Labor Disputes Act: Know Your Rights as an Employer”

By Ryan Ellis | May 27, 2024

The Illinois Labor Disputes Act (ILDA) is an important piece of legislation that affects employers and workers in the state. It sets forth the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees when it comes to labor disputes. The ILDA has recently been amended to further protect employers from certain liabilities and to better regulate the […]

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“U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Union Rights For National Guard Employees”

By Ryan Ellis | May 20, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on May 18 in the case of United States v. National Association of Air Force Technicians was a victory for union employees. The ruling upheld a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, which determined that a unique group of National Guard technicians are entitled to the same union rights […]

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“What HR Can Do When an Employee Challenges Another’s Weight Loss: Lessons from the Ask a Manager Update”

By Ryan Ellis | May 13, 2024

It’s an unfortunate but inevitable reality that HR professionals and other management officials are sometimes powerless when it comes to resolving workplace conflicts. The latest update to a story we highlighted a few weeks ago only serves to further illustrate this point, as the original letter-writer is still stuck dealing with a awkward situation at […]

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