human resources

Employment Law Review of the 2023 Legislative Session

The information contained in this article is not intended as legal advice and may no longer be accurate due to changes in the law. Consult NHMA’s legal services or your municipal attorney.

Tips for Investigating Racial and Other Bias Complaints

The 2017 #MeToo movement and the national conversation the movement ignited brought heightened awareness to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond.  Consequently, employees felt empowered to report allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace, and employers were forced to review and revise their policies and respond to increased reports of misconduct.

HR REPORT: To Mandate or Not to Mandate – The Vaccine Question on Everyone’s Mind

As of the date this article was written, over 89 million Americans are fully vaccinated, or have received their first vaccine shot, against COVID-19. President Biden has committed that will be sufficient supplies of vaccines for all adults by May 1st.  While the prospect of “herd immunity” and thus a hoped-for return to “normality” remains a relatively distant prospect, the increasingly ready availability of the vaccine has caused employers to ask themselves – What would higher vaccination rates among my employees mean for my workplace?

Before Downsizing, Talk With Employees

By Gerri King, Ph.D.

During these difficult times, organizations in both the private and public sectors are desperately trying to find ways to reduce expenses and create budgets that will secure a future. An obvious approach is to lay people off.