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New York City Law Forbids Hairstyle Discrimination

February 21, 2019

Via: SHRM

New York City this week is issuing the country’s first-ever ban on employer policies and practices that discriminate against how black people wear their hair. Guidelines from the New York City Commission on Human Rights state that while employers can […]


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Walmart Changes Will Force a Disabled Employee Out

February 21, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

For the past 10 years, Adam Catlin has worked as the store greeter at the Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Walmart. Catlin has cerebral palsy which affects his ability to walk, lift, and even hold a pen. But, he was able to greet […]


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Hilton tops Fortune’s list of best companies to work for

February 19, 2019

Via: HR Dive

Hilton toppled Salesforce to take the top spot in a quick rise from the 33rd spot last year. Both companies regularly make the list and are known for working to create exceptional work environments. According Fortune’s profile, Hilton CEO Chris […]


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A 2019 Refresher on Paying Tipped Employees

February 18, 2019

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to devote substantial resources to investigating certain low-wage industries each year. Among those regularly targeted are fast-food establishments and other restaurants, grocery stores, and construction companies. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) conducted […]


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New Orleans ‘Ban the Box’ Ordinance Takes Effect March 1

February 15, 2019

Via: HR Hero

New Orleans, Louisiana, is joining the ranks of cities and states “banning the box” from its job applications. The city’s new ordinance takes effect March 1 and prohibits the city and its contractors from asking job applicants about their criminal […]


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Labor market tightens with job openings reaching a record 7.3M in Dec.

February 14, 2019

Via: HR Dive

For employers hoping that the struggle to find the right talent would ease up somewhat, this report shows that markets only continue to tighten; a record number of jobs emerging at the end of 2018 exemplifies that. Hiring top talent […]


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Judge: Walmart firing violated Arizona medical marijuana law

February 13, 2019

Via: HR Dive

Regulation of marijuana, be it medical or recreational use of the drug, continues to be a vexing issue for HR departments in the U.S. At least 30 states have legalized medical marijuana, while more than 10 have signed laws permitting […]


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New Bill Generating Talk About Higher Federal Minimum Wage

February 12, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Prospects may not be bright for Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, but a recently introduced bill is generating discussion about the possibility of some kind of increase. On February 7, the House Committee on […]


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Courts rule on employers’ ADA accommodation limits: Key takeaways

February 8, 2019

Via: HR Morning

Ever since the ADA went into effect, employers have been warned that virtually any condition can now fit the definition of a disability. But the ADA laws have limits, as two recent court rulings illustrate. In Connelly v. WellStar Health […]


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How Facebook is changing employee bonuses to focus on social progress

February 7, 2019

Via: The Verge

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