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What We're Watching | Week of July 4, 2022

What We're Watching, a weekly summary from the team at Boss Consulting HR, to highlight the ever-moving parts that is Human Resources.


Federal Updates

Remote Worker Expenses Under Fire

Tesla, Amazon, and Wells Fargo are all on the receiving end of lawsuits claiming that they failed to come up with a policy to compensate employees for remote-work-related expenses, such as monthly Internet costs, phone, and personal computer use, and office supplies, Bloomberg reported.

Currently, there is no federal law that requires employers to cover remote work expenses unless those expenses put an employee's wages below minimum wage.

Take Action: Review what expenses you reimburse for your remote employees. 1.) what are necessary expenses and 2.) what are "nice to have" expenses that may not be essential.

Address the reimbursement of your expenses in your remote work policy and stay tuned to how these lawsuits play out.

EEOC Adds "X" Gender Marker for Intake Process

EEOC Adds "X" Gender Marker for Intake Process

This is a big event for inclusivity.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has added a non-binary option of "X" on their discrimination intake form. Though they enforce inclusion in the workplace, federal and state agencies' internal processes don't always reflect equal protections.

To read more, click here.

Google is Helping Candidates Practice for Interviews

Google launches a cool new tool this week to help candidates practice interviewing. Google Interview Warmup allows candidates to select the specific industries, records their responses and then allows the job-seeker to review their responses to improve.

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