Employers are ramping up their use of social media screening and real-time employee monitoring in 2019. And the demand for workers in a tight labor market will push more companies to consider applicants they may have once ignored: those with criminal records.
Using a probation period to assess the suitability of new hires is an outdated practice that could prove legally costly for your company, according to experts, because such a period may create an expectation of a permanent job once probation is completed.
Google's temporary, vendor and contract workers are demanding treatment and benefits equal to Google's full-time workers. Their concerns are compelling, but there are fundamental differences between contractors and full-time staff. Employers can't treat gig workers the same as regular employees, but they can treat them better than they have been, experts say.
Disruption is here. Artificial intelligence and super-capable machines are doing the jobs of humans. What is HR's role in this completely changed workforce?
Employer-provided caregiving-support benefits often aren't what employees say they most need, new research found. This misalignment can lower productivity and drive caregivers out of the workforce.
More than 50 years after Congress made it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers ages 40 or older, a new data analysis by the Urban Institute and ProPublica shows that more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, suffering financial damage that is often irreversible.
HR's reputation has taken a hit in the #MeToo era. Rightly or not, it's been accused of overlooking, ignoring or even enabling sexually harassing behavior. "Confirmation bias"--the tendency to evaluate information with a view to supporting what we're already inclined to believe, which often consists of what we perceive to be in our best interest--could be contributing to the problem.
Want to achieve your career goals in 2019? Commit to your own best interests. Focus time and effort on your own future. Here are the two ways to do this.
Transgender individuals continue to face barriers in employment, as the U.S. Supreme Court let President Donald Trump’s restrictions on transgender persons serving in the military take effect.
A former United Parcel Service employee who signed a separation agreement that did not reference the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) could still bring an ADEA claim.
An employee who took leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act was not entitled to the same or an equivalent position after the company was acquired in a merger, despite the company having approved her request for more than 12 weeks of leave.
Two competing bills related to the classification of workers are in play in the California legislature.
Unemployment has reached record lows, and recruiters are finding it difficult to get candidates to consider their open positions. Moreover, companies are struggling to keep current employees from jumping ship for better offers. Here are the five most significant recruiting and retention issues HR will face this year, according to a range of industry experts.
Taking your parents to work is a LinkedIn idea that’s taking root at other organizations.
Companies are launching returnship programs to draw in applicants who may want to come back to work but have been out of the office for some time. Such arrangements are proliferating due to their success rates, the tight labor market and companies' attempts to diversify their workforces.
The main practical effect of the Brazil’s major reform of labor law in 2017 has been the immediate decrease of employment-related litigation—most of which was frivolous litigation.
Corporate investigations in Russia are conducted in a heavily regulated environment. They are further complicated by numerous practical challenges. Observing the legal and factual requirements is like navigating through a minefield.
The IRS and Social Security Administration recently warned about identity thieves who claim to be government representatives and try to obtain personal data. Employers should be aware of these scams and ensure that their employees are trained to protect confidential business, customer and employee data.
The partial government shutdown of 2018-19 has drastically curtailed operations at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
New York legislators passed a measure that will add gender identity and expression to the protected categories under the state's anti-discrimination law—which covers employment, housing and places of public accommodation.