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Discrimination and the Independent Worker
A new study suggests evidence of discrimination among Lyft and Uber drivers. Experts urge HR leaders at organizations relying on independent workers to proceed with caution in addressing this issue.
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Legal, Yes. But a Best Practice?
A ruling on dreadlocks provides the context for an interesting conundrum for employers: Should culture be included in the definition of race under Title VII?
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Fiduciary Rule in Limbo?
Experts weigh in on the likelihood of a repeal or delay of the new fiduciary rule under a Trump administration -- and what it means for employers.
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OT Rule Overruled
A Texas judge's injunction effectively shuts down implementation and enforcement of President Obama's overtime rule until the government can win a countervailing order from an appeals court, which experts say is increasingly unlikely given the current political climate.
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Complying with 'Name and Shame'
The Securities and Exchange Commission's CEO pay-ratio disclosure ruling is raising a host of HR-related concerns around unions, investor relations and employee communications.
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Focusing on Temp Workers' Safety
With the U.S. staffing market set to grow to record sizes in the coming years, the industry is rolling out a major initiative aimed at boosting worker safety.
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After Election Day: What's Ahead for HR
With the shocking results of the presidential election now recorded in the history books, experts ponder how a Trump presidency will affect organizations' HR policies and regulations.
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Big Issues Surrounding Big Data
Big data now influences how organizations make hiring and other employment decisions, but experts warn that, as its scope and usage increase, so will the HR challenges involved.
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EEOC's Expanding Priorities
The federal agency will expand its focus on protecting contingent workers and employees perceived to be Muslim or Arab.
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OT Rules and Flex-Work Options
New research finds many employers responding to the new DOL overtime rules by cutting flexible-work options. What must HR consider while implementing and communicating such changes?
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Question: There has been a lot of activity recently in the realm of pay-equity legislation. Can you please provide a recap of the current state of pay-equity legislation in California and New York, specifically? Can you also give some practical strategies/guidance for keeping companies in compliance?
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