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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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Unions Flourishing or Floundering?
Despite a recent NLRB decision in favor of union organizing, there are signs of a continuing weakening of unions' overall influence during the Obama administration.
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Watching the Clock
Recent cases show agencies continue to struggle with properly implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act's requirements for paying employees for activities that are arguably part of the employee's workday.
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No Laughing Matter
As this divisive election season heats up, employers are reminded to promptly stop workers from making unwelcome comments about co-workers' national origin, or else risk the wrath of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Overtime Overhaul
Newly proposed legislation calls for a more gradual roll-out of the Department of Labor's controversial new overtime rule.
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The Bumpy Road to Paid Sick Leave
More workers in the United States are getting paid sick leave, but the trend has its challenges for HR. Even companies that already offer the benefit are struggling to keep up with inconsistent rules created by cities and states.
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Sick-Leave Laws Cause HR Headaches
When it comes to paid sick leave, there are no easy answers for multistate employers, which must contend with a growing number of inconsistent state and local mandates.
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Worth the Squeeze?
While it may be tempting to see how far the investigation deadlines can be pushed without penalty, the juice may not be worth the squeeze if the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes exception to a missed deadline.
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Survey Highlights HR's Election Issues
With less than 100 days until the presidential election, a new survey of HR leaders finds that proposals requiring congressional action, such as healthcare and immigration reform, are of more concern than labor and regulatory policies.
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Rallying to Reverse 'Joint-Employers' Decision
Industry groups are pulling out all the stops to argue against a landmark National Labor Relations Board ruling allowing more companies to be considered joint employers that can be forced into union negotiations.
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How long is a reasonable amount of time for a worker to be out on leave during which we have to keep her job open for her? Is indefinite leave a "reasonable accommodation"?
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