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Employer need not ignore communication failings related to accent, court says

March 27, 2020

Via: HR Dive

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids discrimination in employment on the basis of national origin, among other characteristics. National origin discrimination involves treating applicants or employees negatively because of their country of origin, ethnicity or accent […]


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5 things to know about the new coronavirus paid leave law

March 23, 2020

Via: HR Dive

U.S. small businesses and their employees are living through unprecedented times. As the COVID-19 epidemic continues, many are concerned with the day-to-day as state and local governments close or otherwise restrict business operations to halt the spread of the disease. […]


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NASA is suspending development of its future deep-space rocket during coronavirus pandemic

March 20, 2020

Via: The Verge

NASA is shutting down production and testing of its future deep-space rocket and crew capsule in response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic. The two vehicles are critical pieces of NASA’s ambitious plan to return humans to the Moon by 2024, […]


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ADA violation: Company failed to accommodate employee after surgery

March 16, 2020

Via: HR Morning

When an employee returns to work after getting a kidney transplant, the ADA requires employers to reasonably accommodate them. One employer didn’t even try to, and ended up in court. Accommodation requests denied Michael Fisher worked at Nissan North America […]


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PwC agrees to change recruiting practices, pay $11.6M to settle age bias claim

March 12, 2020

Via: HR Dive

The ADEA prohibits age discrimination against employees age 40 and older but its application to job applicants remains unsettled. The U.S. Supreme Court last year declined to decide whether the law’s disparate impact protections apply to external applicants, leaving intact […]


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CDC guidance for employers on coronavirus

March 6, 2020

Via: HR Morning

Because the coronavirus outbreak is continuing to grow and evolve, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regularly updates guidance for businesses and employers to help reduce workplace exposures. The guidance is based on what is known about the 2019 […]


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Wisconsin Bucks Trend by Permitting Employers to Inquire About Salary History

March 6, 2020

Via: HR Hero

State and local governments throughout the country have increasingly adopted laws and regulations that prohibit employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history during the interview process. Wisconsin has taken the opposite approach by enacting a law that specifically […]


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Vermont Minimum Wage to Increase Following Override of Governor’s Veto

February 26, 2020

Via: HR Hero

On February 11, 2020, Republican Governor Phil Scott vetoed a bill (S.23) that would have mandated an increase to Vermont’s minimum wage. Governor Scott stated in his veto message, “Despite S.23’s good intentions, the reality is there are too many […]


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U.S. Job Market Remains ‘Strong and Steady’ in Q1 of 2020

February 6, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Did you know there were 33.2 million job openings in 2019? With this many open positions, and not enough workers to fill them, it’s no wonder employers across the United States are struggling to attract and retain qualified talent. According […]


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Trump Highlights Key Workplace Issues in SOTU Address

February 5, 2020

Via: SHRM

President Donald Trump called attention to the economy, paid family leave, health care, job training and second-chance hiring in his annual State of the Union (SOTU) address on Feb. 4. It was the last SOTU address of the current presidential […]