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New Alabama Law Addresses Equal Pay, Salary History Inquiries

August 16, 2019

Via: HR Hero

A new law going into effect on September 1 in Alabama addresses discrimination in pay based on race or sex as well as questions about pay history. The Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (CFEPA) prohibits race or sex discrimination in pay […]


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Final Rule Allows Small Employers to Band Together to Offer Retirement Benefits

August 12, 2019

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule making it easier for small businesses to offer retirement benefits jointly through Association Retirement Plans (ARPs). About 38 million private-sector employees in the United States do not have access to […]


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The Department of Labor Just Announced New Protections for Parents of Special Needs Children

August 12, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

If you have a child with learning or physical disabilities, you’re probably familiar with IEPs–Individual Education Plans. The Department of Labor just released an opinion letter that says that IEP meetings are covered under FMLA and that any such meetings […]


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New Nebraska Law Protects Employees When They Discuss Pay

August 8, 2019

Via: HR Hero

A new law going into effect at the end of this month prohibits Nebraska employers from requiring employees not to disclose their wages as a condition of further employment. Legislative Bill 217 prohibits Nebraska employers from discharging or otherwise retaliating […]


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Is Blockchain in HR’s Future?

August 5, 2019

Via: Spark

Blockchain. The much-hyped technology is the backbone of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that’s enjoyed massive market gains recently. For business leaders and human resource professionals the blockchain impact on HR seems minimal, at least so far. But by separating the cryptocurrency […]


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What exactly does “exempt” mean?

August 5, 2019

Via: Omega HR Solutions

The Fair Labor Standards Act tells us we have two types of employees, non-exempt and exempt. Unfortunately these terms are not very explanatory and people often get them confused. Let me see if I can explain. Exempt from what? Basically […]


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Obesity discrimination is now unlawful in Washington. Could others follow?

August 1, 2019

Via: HR Dive

Three weeks ago, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal under state law to refuse to hire an obese individual if they are otherwise qualified for a job when it defined obesity as a disability under state […]


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Compromise Bill Bringing Paid Family Leave to Oregon

July 19, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Oregon is joining the ranks of states with a paid family leave law. During its recent session, the state legislature passed a compromise bill similar to the law in neighboring Washington. Oregon’s law, which won’t go into full effect until […]


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Google employee who helped lead protests leaves company

July 16, 2019

Via: The Verge

A Google employee who helped lead protests over the company’s work for the military, its handling of AI ethics, and its sexual harassment policies has left the organization. Meredith Whittaker was a program manager at Google, founder of the company’s […]


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Facebook Post Lands HR Manager in Hot Water

July 15, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Building on its reassertion that Title VII doesn’t cover sexual orientation, the federal appeals court in New Orleans recently ruled there is no protection for employees who complain about perceived sexual orientation bias either. An HR manager who posted her […]