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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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More Focus on Ethics, Less on Checklists
When it comes to business ethics, experts say HR leaders need to do a better job managing both employee behavior and their company's corporate culture, rather than simply relying on a check-the-box approach to the issue.
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The NLRB's (Slow) Right Turn
Employers now have an expectation that corrections will be made to bring sanity and predictability back to the National Labor Relations Board after eight years under the Obama administration. But change will take time.
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In Good Hands
Employment-law experts praise Phil Miscimarra and Victoria Lipnic, President Trump's recent choices to lead the nation's top employment-compliance agencies.
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What to Know About Sponsoring Foreign Nationals
President Donald Trump is moving quickly on his promise to reform American immigration laws. His next target will be employment-based visas and here's what HR leaders need to know.
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Surveying the Class-Action Landscape
Record amounts were awarded in wage-and-hour settlements in 2016, but will the change in government control impact the class-action landscape?
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'Significant' Showdown Looming
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve split federal circuit-court decisions involving arbitration agreements and class-action lawsuits, and labor-law experts expect the ruling will be significant for employers.
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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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