Last night, Kerin Stackpole and Dr. Berman answered many but not all of the H/R related questions for our CNN (Covid News Network) meeting. My big takeaway is that 100s (1000s, really) of you just 15-30min with an H/R specialist to take care of your questions.
I have two great pieces of news for you.
First, we are in the process of organizing for Kerin and friends to answer H/R questions here if people are interested. Please let me know if this interests you!
Second, here’s Kerin’s advice for those of you who are wondering how to find the right professional resources:
First, if they do not have experienced HR on staff, I would recommend that they join the > Society for Human Resources Management. www.shrm.org > You can be a member even if you are not an HR person. It is a few hundred dollars a
year, but you get access to lots of news materials, analyses of legal developments and > also lots of “toolkits.” Like policies, forms, etc. It is a terrific resource, and I am a
member and have been for years.
Second, find a good labor and employment attorney locally. State law also applies in > many of these situations and needs to be considered. The perfect example is the
contract question that Paulie asked at the end of the presentation. That is going to
depend, state by state. So, they should make sure to check in with counsel, before
they make big changes in their staffing, or they apply the new mandates on paid leave.
Third, www.dol.gov is the federal site that really should be
checked regularly. I have sent you many of their updates. The most important one to
date, on the new laws, is the 3/30/2020 Q&A on FFCRA. It is 59 questions and
answers that are pretty detailed and specific about commons situations. I referenced
those in my materials, and have attached this material again. Also, the latest regs are > LONG, but have some good q and a also.