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Battling Transgender Discrimination
Only 19 states have statutes on their books protecting individuals on the basis of gender identity or gender expression. But a new "best-practices guide" seeks to give employers in every state some direction on navigating the challenges of transgender employees.
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Waving Good-Bye to Class-Action Waivers?
Federal courts disagree over whether employers may require workers to go to arbitration rather than join together in class actions against them. The next step? It's complicated.
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Striking a Blow for Diversity?
In Fisher v. University of Texas, the Supreme Court has ruled that the school may continue to consider race as one of many factors in selecting students. Experts say the case should remind employers and HR leaders to think broadly when pursuing diversity goals.
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Labor Law in the Uber Age
Technology is driving demand for a new way to classify workers who are neither employees nor independent contractors. But some say there are easier fixes.
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Wrestling with Caregiving Woes
As more workers take on caregiving duties, experts urge HR professionals to revisit leave policies and help eliminate the (often unconscious) biases associated with these workers.
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A 'Reasonable' Rule?
Experts say the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new electronic record-keeping and retaliation rule could be seen as public shaming of employers with a bad track record.
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'Sham' Unions, Real Lawsuits
A nearly forgotten provision of federal labor law has come back to haunt wireless carrier T-Mobile. Experts say the case highlights a common practice -- collecting employee feedback -- that could be risky for other companies as well.
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EEOC Rule Clarifies Wellness Programs
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's new rule on wellness programs imposes limitations on the type of information employers can collect from workers. Some critics, however, object to the many layers of federal regulations covering these programs.
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Caution Around Concerted Activities
An appeals court recently upheld the NLRB's decision that a Jimmy John's franchisee violated the NLRA in terminating and disciplining employees who posted fliers implying customers might get sick after eating sandwiches there. Experts say the ruling is no surprise, but it does underscore the need for employers to tread carefully in such situations.
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EEOC Addresses Leave Issues
Experts say HR leaders should recognize that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's focus extends beyond individual violations to ensuring that a company's entire employee leave process is ADA-compliant.
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New OT Rule Poses Challenges
The new rule will boost the number of workers who qualify for overtime pay. But experts say its effects on employers remain uncertain.
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The Battle over Bathroom Rights
Balancing the religious freedoms of employees with gender expressions in the workplace may be an impossible task for HR professionals, experts say.
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Beware the 'Persuader' Rule
A new rule from the U.S. Department of Labor requires employers to disclose any paid information from lawyers and other consultants who advise them on union organizing. Experts explore how it's going to impact employers.
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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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