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Competition vs. Accommodation
A recent U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision clarified an issue of disability and hiring for employers operating in that region, but experts say it does not deliver a clear-cut strategy nationwide.
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New Approach to Age Bias
Study finds implementing mature-age practices the best means of engaging older workers and reducing stereotype threats, yet too few employers are adopting them.
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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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Obesity and Hiring
Despite a recent court ruling that finds an obese candidate who was not hired for a machinist job did not qualify for protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act, experts are still warning employers to be careful with their hiring practices so they don't get sued in the first place.
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Sharpening the Whistle Blow
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's efforts to increase whistleblower claims have culminated in its Whistleblowers Severe Violators Enforcement program.
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Challenging the Overtime Rules
Two lawsuits may block the Department of Labor's new overtime rules from going into effect on Dec. 1, but experts say employers should proceed as though they will become law.
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Scrutinizing Social-Media Policies
Recent rulings from the National Labor Relations Board are shining a spotlight on employers' social-media policies.
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Expanding on Retaliation
Experts say the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's new guidance on retaliation presents an opportunity for HR professionals to explore ways to prevent such claims and protect their organization from them.
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Choosing Parting Words Carefully
The Securities and Exchange Commission's recent ruling on severance agreements is the latest in a series of positions taken by federal agencies that depend on current and former employees reporting violations of law.
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