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On Jan. 1, 2021, Colorado employers will have to provide workers with up to 80 hours of paid public health emergency leave (PHEL) under the state’s new Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.

The requirement was clarified in guidance and temporary emergency rules issued by the state’s Department of Labor and Employment (DLE) on Dec. 23, 2020.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of daily life—including how employees
celebrate the holidays.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged all Americans to avoid gathering and traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, and these sentiments will likely apply to future holiday celebrations as well. This may include—but is not limited to—Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve.

Employee benefits aren’t always simple.

In fact, for many young employees, they’re downright confusing. Look at basic health insurance term knowledge, for example. Only 7% of individuals can define terms like premium, deductible and coinsurance, according to UnitedHealthcare. And that limited understanding can result in significant—and often unnecessary—expenses for both employees and employers. To put it monetarily, low health literacy is estimated to cost between $106 billion and $238 billion annually, according to the National Library of Medicine.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of daily life—including how employees celebrate the holidays.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged all Americans to avoid gathering and traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, and these sentiments will likely apply to future holiday celebrations as well. This may include—but is not limited to—Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve.

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Improving workplace efficiency is about helping employees work smarter, not harder. Fortunately, in today's world, technology can help improve efficiency and productivity in the workplace —especially for HR professionals.

No matter the size of the company, its needs can feel overwhelming for HR leaders, especially when they are faced with normal factors like team vacations and evolving role duties—or new responsibilities due to COVID-19.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly changed workplaces, workers’ skills have changed as well.

Job skills were evolving before the pandemic, but it has prompted more change in a much quicker manner. In fact, the number of skills required for a single job is increasing by 10% per year, according to Gartner data. In response, organizations should embrace a dynamic approach to reskilling talent in order to shift vital employee skills and help develop skills as they become relevant and necessary.