With just a few days left until the inauguration of President Barack Obama, he and his Democratic colleagues in Congress are floating three big proposals to get the reaction of employers, workers and unions.
Congress and various federal agencies are getting ready to enact a dozen new rules and procedures that will affect how you do your job.
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers from giving applicants medical tests before a job is offered — and that might include examinations used to learn about candidates’ personality traits.
Almost 1,200 HR managers responded to our poll about how they view the employment policies of President Barack Obama, and how those policies will affect HR. Here’s what they said, and here are 10 relevant pieces of legislation that probably will come into play in 2009.
The move to institute paid sick and maternity/paternity leave in the United States got a boost from the election of Barack Obama and a slap from the economy. So where’s the movement headed?
Yes, the economy is shedding jobs overall. Two sectors are bucking the trend.
When an employee’s disciplined, managers often hear a complaint that parents will recognize: “But so-and-so did the same thing and didn’t get in trouble!” If the employees in question are different races or genders, that can be the basis for a discrimination lawsuit — maybe.
In a recent case, the court ruled that the plaintiff had been correctly fired for cause. Then why did it let her discrimination claim move forward?
With the recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act, there’s some confusion about disabled employees’ privacy rights — and HR’s obligation to protect those rights.