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Trump Administration Increasing Pressure on Employers to ‘Hire American’

October 11, 2018

Via: HR Hero

During the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump focused on immigration reform as a major campaign issue. As president, Trump further promised to step up border security and enforce U.S. immigration laws, including worksite enforcement. In fact, on April 18, 2017, […]


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New York Issues Final Guidance on Sexual-Harassment Policies

October 10, 2018

Via: SHRM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently enacted an anti-sexual-harassment law with stringent requirements for employers’ anti-harassment policies and training. A key component of the new law went into effect Oct. 9 and requires every employer in New York to establish […]


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Employee healthcare premiums are up, along with deductibles

October 5, 2018

Via: HR Dive

Healthcare costs continue to rise, keeping the pressure on employers to find ways to curb expenses and reduce costs without passing those costs onto employees via higher premiums and deductibles. Big companies, in particular, are getting more involved in the […]


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New California Law Requires Sexual Harassment Training for all Employees

October 4, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Effective January 1, 2019, employers in California with 5 or more employees (or independent contractors) must provide sexual harassment training to all employees (SB 1343). The deadline for compliance with initial training is January 1, 2020. Employers must then provide […]


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Supreme Court Preview: Workplace Issues Are on the Docket

October 2, 2018

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Supreme Court started a new term Oct. 1 and immediately jumped into oral argument in an age-discrimination case. The high court will also hear arguments in an arbitration case later this week. Here are the key issues on […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention, News

Amazon raises wages slightly, but not all employees are impressed

September 28, 2018

Via: HR Dive

This year in particular, retailers are raising wages and offering more favorable benefits to hourly workers to attract and retain them during what many predict to be a rough holiday season. But companies can’t afford to ignore employees’ reactions to […]


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California Employer Waived Right to Compel Arbitration

September 28, 2018

Via: SHRM

An employer that participated in a former employee’s wrongful termination lawsuit in court for almost two years before seeking arbitration of the claims waived its right to compel arbitration, a California appellate court ruled. Although the employee had signed an […]


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Big Brother Walmart? Company awarded employee surveillance patent

July 16, 2018

Via: HR Dive

Just because Walmart won the patent does not mean it will execute the surveillance technology. “We file patents frequently but that doesn’t mean the patents will actually be implemented,” according to a company statement emailed to CIO Dive. “We’re always […]


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Minimum Wage Hike and Paid Leave Program Coming to Massachusetts

July 3, 2018

Via: HR Hero

A new law will soon take effect in Massachusetts, where employees will be eligible for paid family and medical leave and will also see an increase in the minimum wage. Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill on June 28, which […]


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Netflix Demonstrates It Has Zero Tolerance for the N-word

June 26, 2018

Via: Workforce

Netflix has fired one of its top executives for his use of the “n-word” at work. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources say that Jonathan Friedland, Netflix’s (now former) chief communications officer allegedly used the n-word in a meeting with […]