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    Q: Is it illegal to ask job applicants about former arrests and convictions?   A: Caution is advised when inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history. Asking about arrests violates laws put in place by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) because arrests have a record of being biased...

These tools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers guidance to assist employers in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. [caption id="attachment_61369" align="alignleft" width="150"] Workplaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic[/caption] [caption id="attachment_61368" align="alignleft" width="150"] Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic[/caption] [caption id="attachment_61367" align="alignleft" width="150"] Restaurants and...

A dependent care assistance program (DCAP) allows employees to pay for qualifying dependent care expenses, such as day care expenses, on a tax- free basis, up to certain limits. With many schools and day care facilities closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, employees may want to change the amount of their DCAP contributions.

Also, employees may be concerned about not being able to use all of their DCAP funds this year due to changing child care needs and availability.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected many different aspects of daily life—including managing chronic conditions.

The combination of state and local governments ordering patients to stay home, providers postponing appointments and procedures, and employees choosing to stay at home instead of going to a doctor’s office has resulted in a significant decrease in health care utilization. In fact, according to a Harvard University study, outpatient services declined nearly 60% in mid-March and have remained low through mid-April. While the decreased health care utilization has allowed providers and facilities to prioritize COVID-19 treatments, it has increased the likelihood that patients aren’t effectively managing their chronic conditions.

  Q: Which questions should be avoided during the interview process?   A: There isn’t an exhaustive list of questions employers should avoid asking, but employers need to be careful that any questions asked cannot be interpreted as discriminatory. To help avoid discrimination claims, information requested from the applicant...