It's Fall Y'all!
Tomorrow is the first day of fall! We are excited, can you tell? With fall comes new routines, football, colder weather and a chance to create and establish new rhythms. In this newsletter we are looking ahead and looking back on some of the things you may have missed this summer.
9 THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS SUMMER
It’s officially back-to-school season! For HR, that means it’s time to get your ducks in a row and fall back into an efficient routine before open enrollment starts. We hope you enjoyed some well-deserved R&R this summer, whether you managed to take an extended (and, fingers crossed, unplugged) vacation or squeezed in a quick hush trip.
But back in the real world, the feds stayed busy — all summer long. Based on the slew of legal developments between June and August, we’re guessing federal agencies didn’t give the OK for Summer Fridays. But we’ve got you covered. This compliance cheat sheet will help you get up to speed on the most important legal updates of the summer. In no particular order, here’s what you might’ve missed while you were trying to beat the heat." Learn more
WITH SUMMER ENDING, RETURN TO OFFICE LOOMS
"Many employers marked Sept. 5—the day after Labor Day—as the date by which employees would be required to return to offices after working from home during much of the COVID-19 pandemic. And now that Labor Day has come and gone, it appears return-to-office mandates are picking up steam in organizations throughout the nation. In fact, a whopping 90 percent of companies plan to implement return-to-office policies by the end of 2024, according to a new report from Resume Builder.
Just 2 percent of respondents said their company never plans to require employees to work in person, the firm's survey of 1,000 company decisionmakers found. About 51 percent of employers currently require some or all employees to work in person, while 39 percent plan to by the end of 2024 and 8 percent plan to by 2025 or later. "We're still seeing many companies exhibit flexibility toward remote work, but some organizations have been or are beginning to require at least two to three days in the office," said Michelle Swiatkowski, HR manager at VAI, a tech firm based in Ronkonkoma, N.Y." Learn more