Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Updates Its Model Self-Identification Form

For affirmative action employers, collecting demographic information on applicants and employees concerning their gender, race/ethnicity, disability and veterans’ status is an inherently challenging requirement.  In collecting disability background, the OFCCP has put together a model form that covered employers are required to use in terms of its content.  The model form and its contents was …

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Rhode Island Minimum Wage Increasing in October to $11.50 per Hour

Flying under the radar in the day and age of COVID is the fact that the Rhode Island statehouse passed and the Governor signed into law measures to raise the state’s minimum wage by one dollar; from its present $10.50 per hour rate to $11.50 per hour.  To view the bill – click here. Due …

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DOL Begins Enforcing FFCRA

While employers have been grappling with how to administer the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the DOL has been forthright in providing a guidance page that has been a cumulative list of questions and answers.  Among the topics covered in the Q & A include who is covered, how to track the time off, …

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Our Partners Are Your Partners

In unprecedented, chaotic times, we need support we can count on. EANE’s partners through our Partner Advantage Program are here to provide relief and support for our members. Here are a few services that you might be able to use right now. EANE members receive a substantial discount off all pricing models from our partners. …

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The Monster Lurking In The Shadow of Your Reopening

It’s a chaotic time for Human Resources professionals. You have people working remotely and on-premise. You’re managing a level of fear and anxiety that we have never seen before in our families and in our workforce. There are very few ‘controllable’ factors in play here as we work to follow state and federal mandates about …

DOL FAQs address WARN Act requirements amid coronavirus pandemic — AGENCY GUIDANCE

Content supplies by CCH AnswersNow exclusively to EANE members on April 30, 2020 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published frequently asked questions about the operation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The WARN Act is enforced by private legal action in federal courts, so the role of the DOL …

EANE’s Learning and Development Toolkit

We can all agree that an engaged employee is a productive employee. Any organization is as successful as its most engaged employee. We know that providing training to staff is key to retaining the employees you want to stay with you and attract top talent. EANE is here to help an organization move from a …

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Workplace Harassment Prevention During a Pandemic

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought monumental changes and challenges to the workplace. In an effort to protect the health of workers, employers have faced new safety challenges, such as implementing safe workplace and social distancing guidelines within operating “essential businesses,” implementing safety precautions for the return of remote employees to …

The Next Big Wave | Bringing Employees Back to Work in a COVID-19 World

We thought it was hard putting thousands of employees on furlough or layoff when we found out about COVID-19; now comes the time to invite them back.  What could be hard about that?  We have work and everyone wants to be working – right?  As the age-old saying goes: Money talks and Nonsense walks…. or …

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HR Certification Testing in the Time of Lockdowns

Just because many of us are staying home, it doesn’t mean that we cannot move forward with our careers.   Even though many of the PearsonVue (HRCI) and Prometric (SHRM) testing sites are on reduced hours or completely closed, it is still possible to take your HR Certification exam.  Through the wonders of technology, you don’t …

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