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COVID-19 Helps Reshape the ‘Employment Deal’

The relationship between professionals and their employers shifted significantly this year due to the major transformation in the way people...
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Layoffs During Leave Require Adequate Documentation

Workers who are on leave protected by federal statute may be laid off, provided there is a legitimate, nonretaliatory business...
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NASCAR Takes Bold Action to Combat Social Injustice

During SHRM's INCLUSION 2020 virtual conference, NASCAR President Steve Phelps discussed how NASCAR is creating an environment that is welcoming...
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When Employees Talk Politics at Work

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert...
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Train Conductor Proves Race Discrimination

A train conductor fired by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. (BNSF) after two speeding violations in a single shift...
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Significant Lifting Restrictions Preclude ADA Claim

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) did not require an employer to accommodate an employee who had such severe medical...
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Employers Share Veteran Hiring, Retention Strategies

HR and business leaders shared what their companies are doing to attract, hire and retain military veterans, transitioning service members...
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California’s New Employer Pay Data Reporting Requirements

The 2020 legislative session was, by far, one of the most unique in modern California history. Some major employment-related bills...
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A Life Cut Short: George Floyd’s Brothers Talk About the Need for Change

Philonise and Rodney Floyd, brothers of George Floyd Jr., talked about their experiences as Black men in the workplace during...
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Pandemic Tweaks HR’s Digital Transformation Plans

The coronavirus has caused many companies to rethink how and where they’ll implement technology to support digital transformation projects designed...
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HR Went Remote in 2020 with Array of Virtual Tools

HR transitioned its traditional functions to virtual formats as companies pivoted to remote operations due to COVID-19, using technologies expected...
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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Applies to Minors

We hired an employee who is 15 years old. Are we required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to him?...
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ASA Inducts Former ManpowerGroup Executive Jeffrey Joerres Into Leadership Hall of Fame

The American Staffing Association today announced that former, long-term ManpowerGroup executive Jeffrey Joerres is the newest inductee into its Leadership...
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EEOC Issues Final Rule for Online Filing in Discrimination Cases

​The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) plans to accept electronic documents for discrimination charges and promote digital communications between the...
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SHRM’s INCLUSION 2020: Breaking Down Hiring Barriers

Identifying and removing obstacles that prevent access to opportunity in the workplace is one of the focus areas at the...
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OFCCP Seeks Input on Proposed Affirmative Action Program Initiative

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently proposed that federal contractors annually certify to the agency their obligation...
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Hong Kong Increases Maternity Leave

The Legislative Council of Hong Kong has passed the Employment Amendment Ordinance 2020, which extends female employees' statutory 10 weeks...
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AB 1731 Provides Rare Win-Win Option for California’s Businesses and Workers During Economic Downturn

As the 2020 legislative season comes to a close, we can certainly say it has been a chaotic time for...
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ASA Announces First Women in Leadership Scholarship Recipients

The American Staffing Association today announced the inaugural class of Women in Leadership Scholarship recipients. The Women in Leadership Scholarship...
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California Judges Ask Uber, Lyft Why They Should Keep Contractor Model

Uber and Lyft told a California appeals court that their drivers should continue to be classified as independent contractors despite...
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