Committee approves antidiscrimination protections for older applicants, what matters most to job candidates right now and drafting a remote work policy: 5 legal pitfalls

In this week’s highlights find out the latest on antidiscrimination protections for older job applicants,  what matters most to job candidates right now and 5 legal pitfalls to watch for when creating a remote work policy!

Committee Approves Antidiscrimination Protections for Older Applicants

A congressional committee recently passed the Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021, clarifying that external job applicants can bring disparate impact discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

The House Committee on Education and Labor advanced the bill introduced by Rep. Sylvia R. Garcia, D-Texas, on July 15. “People of all ages, but especially older applicants, must be protected from discriminatory practices and loopholes that hurt their chances to get a job, especially as we have seen that older American workers have disproportionately experienced long-term unemployment in the COVID economy,” Garcia said.

To view the entire article by SHRM click here.

What Matters Most to Job Candidates Right Now?

The 2021 Job Seeker Report is the third installment of a nationwide biennial survey conducted by the Trendicators research division of Engage2Excel Group. Below are some of the questions we asked a representative sample of 1,500 individuals from all major industries and demographic groups in the US:

  • What are the most important reasons for which you would accept or reject a job offer?
  • What are the most important factors that would lead you to seek employment elsewhere?
  • Would having to report to a manager who is younger than you influence your decision to accept a job offer?
  • Would your first-day onboarding experience affect your decision to stay with a company for more than a month?

To view the entire article by Human Resources Today click here

Drafting a remote work policy: 5 legal pitfalls to watch for

The COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate game-changer that has turned many things, especially business, on its head. In response, most companies are implementing work-from-home-arrangements for employees so they can keep things running.

Along with all the cautions about online scams and email phishing, another pitfall awaits: It’s possible that without a legally sound remote work policy, your efforts can unexpectedly create big legal problems for you. Not only will sound work-from-home policies keep employees on track while working offsite, but they’ll help avoid potential legal problems that can arise from remote work.

To view the entire article by HR Morning click here.

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