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Getting Under Employees' Skin
A few innovative tech companies have begun implanting microchips into willing workers. Will this trend catch on in other industries and eventually replace the employee ID badge?
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'Ambush' Election Rule Under Fire
A bill that would ultimately undo the "ambush" election rule seems poised to pass, which experts say would provide employers with more time to make the case against unionization.
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Looking Ahead at the EEOC
Issues of equal pay, harassment, age discrimination and pregnancy discrimination are all squarely on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's radar, says Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic in a new interview.
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Is the Persuader Rule in Peril?
The Department of Labor recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would formally rescind the Obama administration's so-called persuader rule. Experts predict that the rule's rescission is likely, saying it would take some of the guesswork out of employers' reporting requirements.
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The ADEA at 50
As the Age Discrimination in Employment Act turns 50, experts analyze how it has affected the workplace in the last half-century, and what employers can do to ensure equitable treatment of older workers going forward.
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The Age of Ambiguity
A new Littler survey finds employers and HR faced with growing uncertainty as they attempt to make sense of a "tangled web of federal, state and local laws."
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A Look at Trump's Labor Department
New Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta looks more business-friendly than his predecessor, experts say. But employers shouldn't take anything for granted. For example, the fate of a controversial Obama proposal on overtime pay is still in limbo.
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Troubles with FMLA
It's been almost three decades since the Family and Medical Leave Act became law. Why and how are employers still running afoul of it?
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Courts Boost LGBT Protections
A federal appeals court in Chicago is the latest to rule that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers sexual orientation. Despite conflicting decisions, some lawyers say the legal issue is nearly settled.
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Seeking FMLA Assistance
With a new study finding that more employers are opting to outsource FMLA management, experts offer HR leaders advice on what to consider before looking outside for help with handling leave requests.
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Pulling the Plug on Lifetime Benefits
After a court ruled that Honeywell wrongly denied lifetime healthcare benefits to some retirees, experts say employers should think twice before attempting to end similar programs.
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Balancing Interests
The National Labor Relations Board chair's dissent on a case centered on employee handbooks portends the board's future direction, legal experts say.
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No Hugs Allowed?
A recent court ruling could have employers scrambling to address hugging and other physical contact in their employee handbooks, legal experts say.
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5 Ways to Address Negative Social Media
An employee has just sent out an inflammatory social-media message, offending business patrons who now demand that you either "take action" or else endure an online shaming. Here are five possible strategies for an HR response.
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HR's Immigration Concerns
As the Trump administration attempts to fulfill campaign promises on immigration, employment-law experts say employers need to explore other ways to get the talent they need.
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Preventing Pregnancy Discrimination
Rooms to Go Furniture was recently ordered to provide relief in a lawsuit that experts say is a case study in how not to handle accommodations for pregnant employees.
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Salary-History Bans Expanding
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh just became the latest U.S. cities to ban employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories. Experts weigh in on the impact of such bans on employers and pay equality.
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Little Movement on Maternity Leave
New research shows the percentage of women taking maternity leave has stagnated over the past 20-plus years. What can HR do to get that number moving in the right direction?
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Question: An employee recently left our firm and we have reason to believe he took client lists with him. His employment agreement says that he is not supposed to take any confidential information from the firm when he leaves. But confidential information is not precisely defined in our agreement. Are names and addresses, such as those found on client lists, generally considered confidential information or not?
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