The Broadleaf blog explores workforce management tips and best practices to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to manage disruptions and expectations in the changing job market, handle COVID-19 return to work issues, and more from the Broadleaf team.


In recent months, COVID-19 vaccines have quickly become one of the most polarizing and highly politicized topics in the United States. Despite more than 170 million Americans being fully vaccinated, a large percentage of the population is still skeptical of this inoculation. But after the Pfizer vaccine received full approval from the U.S. Food and…

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By Ryan Schaal, Director of Client Delivery “Our country is hovering at an 8% unemployment rate, so how am I still struggling to fill my open jobs?” In recent weeks, I’ve been inundated with questions just like this one from clients across an array of different industries. In what has commonly been portrayed as a…

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By James Beyer, Associate Counsel Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published guidance related to what is possibly the hottest topic on most parents’ minds: the reopening of schools. Specifically, the WHD issued additional FAQs within its “Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers” guidance, which address various…

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Over the past several weeks, thousands of companies around the United States have been hard at work in crafting strategic plans to safely prepare for office re-openings. According to a recent study conducted by SHRM, approximately 53% of workplaces are set to reopen by mid-July. Yet as COVID-19 concerns continue to swirl throughout the country,…

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By James Beyer, Associate Counsel There’s been a wealth of information released by various government agencies in recent weeks regarding workplace safety and equal employment opportunity issues. In April, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminded employers of their legal obligations when facing employee concerns about workplace safety. Similarly, the EEOC…

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Let’s face the facts: the impact of COVID-19 on the labor market has been unprecedented. More than 36 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits, a number that continues to creep closer to historic Great Depression levels. Stores have closed, non-essential businesses have shut down, and industries have struggled to keep their heads above water….

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