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New OT Rule Poses Challenges
The new rule will boost the number of workers who qualify for overtime pay. But experts say its effects on employers remain uncertain.
The Battle over Bathroom Rights
Balancing the religious freedoms of employees with gender expressions in the workplace may be an impossible task for HR professionals, experts say.
Beware the 'Persuader' Rule
A new rule from the U.S. Department of Labor requires employers to disclose any paid information from lawyers and other consultants who advise them on union organizing. Experts explore how it's going to impact employers.
Debating Non-Competes
A new Treasury Department report examines non-compete agreements and lays out several recommendations. Is it fair to employers or is there a hidden agenda?
The Future of Paid Sick Leave
Legal experts say an executive order mandating paid sick leave for federal contractors could be a sign of things to come for all U.S. employers. Here's what employers need to know.
Decoding DOL's Final Fiduciary Rule
Now that the Department of Labor has unveiled its long-awaited fiduciary rule, experts discuss the impact it will have on HR organizations going forward.
Pay Equity: New Pressures, New Strategies
More aggressive regulation for pay equity represents a stern call to action for employers to review their job and pay structures, as well as analyze pay differentials to ensure that they understand their data, with a focus on pay gaps and business-related factors that may or may not explain them.
More OSHA Changes Ahead
With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration rolling out a number of changes in the coming months, experts weigh in on the likely impact they will have on employers.
Getting Tough on Gender Bias
After the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a pair of lawsuits aimed at private employers over claims of sexual discrimination, experts say organizations need to be more aware of what's going on in their own workplaces.
Obama's HR Legacy
Regardless of how history will ultimately view President Obama's legacy, experts agree that his enormous impact on healthcare and the workplace won't be forgotten anytime soon.
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Question: We just completed an internal investigation into allegations of discrimination and found the evidence did not substantiate the claim. Are we required by law to tell the complaining employee -- who keeps asking about the investigation -- sensitive information uncovered by the investigation? If not, is there a best practice for how much information HR should share about an investigation and its results with the complaining employee?