Labor / Employment

While human resource professionals know the importance of following workplace anti-discrimination laws, they also must ensure that employees who report discrimination do not face retaliation for having done so. The reason for this is simple:  The most common type of claim filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is retaliation. More than half the charges filed with the

In his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden highlighted the more than three hundred bipartisan bills he has signed into law since becoming president. He also emphasized the need to continue with important bipartisan legislation, including laws enacting paid family and medical leave, immigration reform, police reform, and ending non-compete agreements.
Biden’s State of the Union follows his

President Joe Biden recently held a press conference celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain workers without losing their jobs or health care benefits. As part of that press conference, Biden called for expanding that legislation through a national program of paid family and

Sexual harassment continues to be a hotbed issue in the news and the workplace. One recent and highly publicized example of a personal relationship that spiraled into a sexual harassment dispute is the case of Tiger Woods and his ex-girlfriend, Erica Herman, who began as employee of Woods’ golf empire.
After their split, Herman sued Woods for sexual harassment and

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld an August 2020 grant of partial summary judgment in favor of ex-workers in a class action suit against Colgate-Palmolive. The former workers claimed that the company paid them lower benefits than they were entitled to when they received lump-sum retirement payouts.
The three-judge panel of the Second Circuit agreed that

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently held a public hearing discussing the pros and cons of using artificial intelligence (AI) in employment decisions. During the hearing, it solicited recommendations from workplace professionals about ensuring that AI does not discriminate against job applicants.
Employers increasingly use automation or AI tools to support HR-related functions and activities. According to a

Problem employees should be addressed promptly as they can be a financial and morale drain on a business. and also create potential liabilities for employers. There are several signs that an employee may be a potential liability for a business that employers should look out for. These include:1. Poor work performance: Employees who consistently fail to meet expectations and deadlines,

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a proposed regulation that generally would prohibit the use of noncompete agreements between employers and employees in all 50 states. Although the proposal’s reasoning may be sound, federal legislation may be a better way to achieve the same goal, particularly if the proposed regulation fails to withstand judicial scrutiny.
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