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Hiring Bias: How to Acknowledge and Avoid It!

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Hiring Bias

The year 2021 has just started and employers both large and small are still reeling from the curve balls in 2020. Business owners and c-suite executives across the country have grappled with questions from Will our business survive COVID-19? to How do we maintain a peaceful workplace in the face of racial unrest? Many employers have taken that last question a step further and are now asking: How does our organization avoid biases – especially racial bias - in our employment decisions? Today we will look at hiring biases from a 300 foot view and attempt to provide your organization with a few helpful tips to avoid them.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Challenges Specific to Childcare & Youth Organizations

Posted In Coronavirus, Employment Issues, Family and Medical Leave Act


Earlier this year, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in direct response to the reality that many working individuals would be forced to miss work due to COVID-19 related reasons.  After a long spring and summer, childcare and youth organizations subject to the FFCRA are now grappling with how to bring their employees back and comply with this new law.

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Pregnant Employees

Posted In Employment Issues

Pregnant EmployeeClients often call me about how best to accommodate pregnant employees.  One of my law partners has written an excellent guide to the latest federal regulations on the topic.   How to implement the guidelines in your particular program, of course, will depend on what your program does.  Light duty at a day care center will be very different from light duty at a sports camp.

EEOC Guidelines for Pregnant Employees

Posted In Day Care, Employment Issues

The EEOC yesterday issued new guidelines for accommodating pregnant employees.  Among other things, you may need to provide more frequent breaks, lighter duty, or assistance from other staff in your organization.

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