LGBT Executive Order Signed by Obama

Executive action that President Obama promised to take on gay and lesbian and transgender discrimination has finally arrived.  On Monday the president signed an executive order forbidding federal contractors...
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Supreme Court Prohibits Warrantless Mobile Phone Searches, Underscores Individual Right to Privacy

The Supreme Court of the United States’ recent decision prohibiting warrantless mobile phone searches incident to arrest underscores unique privacy concerns raised by modern technology. The decision...
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The Essentials of HR & Talent Management

The Essentials of HR & Talent Management ,brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your HR and Talent Management related decisions.The...
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The Future of HR: Build a Smarter Workforce

However, major shifts are changing the way we work – making work increasingly interconnected, instrumented, and intelligent. Each of these shifts are accelerating and magnifying problems we have today,...
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New Illinois Law Forbids Criminal Background Checks Until Applicant Selected for Interview

A just-signed law in Illinois limits employers’ ability to conduct criminal background checks on job applicants. Under the new law, the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, signed by...
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Discussion Point: Where Does HR Go From Here?

Another day, another disruption. Or at least that’s how it must feel for most every department in organizations today. The repercussions of the combined digital, social, mobile trifecta radiate...
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Pa. Court Trainee Was Fired Due to Age, EEOC Alleges in Suit; Discriminatory Remark Made

Remind your supervisors and trainers never to discuss the age of the persons who report to them. That seems rather obvious advice, but ignoring it could land your company on the wrong end of an age discrimination...
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D.C. Mayor to Sign Law Banning Job Applications From Asking About Criminal Convictions

Residents of Washington, D.C. soon won’t have to answer questions on job applications asking them if they have ever been convicted of a crime. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is expected to sign legislation...
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Company’s on the hook for $4.7 million in bullying case

Does your company management think bullying’s just an HR concern? Show them this case. A Brooklyn employer was recently ordered to pay $4.7 million to an employee who was ultimately assaulted by...
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Top 3 reasons employees quit their jobs (and other deal breakers)

Guess what, compensation isn’t the biggest reason employees leave their jobs. It kind of makes sense. After all, they knew what they’d be paid when they signed on. So what takes the top spot?  The...
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