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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Fighting the Backlash
As Anti-Muslim sentiment rises in the United States -- fueled both by recent criminal incidents and the current political climate -- the EEOC has a message for employers: We're watching.
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Revisiting Workplace Retaliation
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is reviewing its guidance on workplace retaliation. Some experts say the guidelines simply reflect a codification of prior court decisions while others believe the EEOC is over-stretching its authority.
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Preparing for New Overtime Rules
HR professionals need to be on top of the developments surrounding an overhaul to current white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Legal Clinic Column

Question: We are in the process of reviewing our company's handbook to make sure it contains the necessary policies required by law -- or at least the policies that are best practice to have. Can you let us know (1) what policies are required by law to have in a handbook and (2) what policies are just best practices for an employer to include in a handbook?
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