Scheduling, Stress, On-the-Clock Shopping — Be Prepared This Holiday Season

November 09, 2023 | From HRCalifornia Extra

By Katie Culliton, Editor, CalChamber

The November and December holidays are here — and there are several: Thanksgiving, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Epiphany, Bodhi Day, Yule, Zarathosht Diso, Solstice and many more.

While employers need to make reasonable accommodations to allow employees to observe religious holidays, the holiday season — regardless of which holiday — can cause scheduling issues, stress and distractions (like online shopping during work hours) for your employees.

Read on for not only how employers must approach religious accommodations, but also how to manage workers’ schedules and other holiday headaches this season.

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