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Industry insights from our journalists


  • The Federal Trade Commission headquarters is pictured in Washington, D.C. The agency's proposed noncompete ban may face legal challenges on several grounds.
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    ‘Take a deep breath’ in response to FTC noncompete ban, attorneys say

    Employers may have other options as the FTC rule progresses.

    Ryan Golden • Jan. 13, 2023
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    Could the ‘comprehensive learner record’ solve a hiring headache?

    The initiative is intended to make up for the shortcomings of the academic transcript, but it faces tough competition.

    Chris Gaetano • Jan. 3, 2023
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    Want to retain new parents? Focus on the return-to-work phase.

    “You completely change as a human being … but you also change as an employee,” Melissa Wirt, CEO and founder of Latched Mama, told HR Dive.

    Emilie Shumway • Dec. 15, 2022
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    How to address mental health issues in compliance with FMLA, ADA

    During the past few years, work scenarios have changed, particularly with regard to mental health issues, employment attorneys told attendees at a recent Florida Bar conference.

    Laurel Kalser • Nov. 3, 2022
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    5 tips for managing FMLA leave and PTO in the post-COVID-19 landscape

    On its face, the FMLA may appear simple, but COVID-19 continues to add wrinkles to leave administration.

    Ryan Golden • Oct. 31, 2022
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    SCOTUS ponders: Should a worker making $200K annually be overtime-exempt?

    A small wrinkle in the FLSA’s exemption for highly compensated employees poses a conundrum for the high court.

    Ryan Golden • Oct. 14, 2022
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    Are NDAs on the way out?

    As the fifth anniversary of the #MeToo movement nears, Congress is making moves to dismantle some of the workplace roadblocks that brought it about.

    Emilie Shumway • Oct. 10, 2022
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    As NYC restricts AI in hiring, next steps remain cloudy

    Other bills are on the books, but some hope regulation will ultimately force software audits and address algorithm biases.

    Brian Eastwood • Oct. 7, 2022
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    Training for cannabis jobs gets to heart of L&D ‘build or buy’ dilemma

    Skills developed in other industries are transferable, an HR expert said.

    Caroline Colvin • Sept. 21, 2022
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    How employers can support sober employees this holiday season

    Not everyone can participate in alcohol-infused merrymaking.

    Caroline Colvin • Aug. 15, 2022
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    Grocery is one of the biggest, oldest industries. How is it delivering on DEI?

    Grocery may be a case study for hefty ideological overhauls.

    Caroline Colvin • July 27, 2022
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    Can HR forecast and shape company culture for a new era?

    After the pandemic shattered culture expectations, HR is still trying to pick up the pieces, according to HR Dive’s Identity of HR survey.

    Ryan Golden • July 18, 2022
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    Have grocers and workers entered a new chapter in their relationship?

    As stores struggle with staffing and unionization efforts expand, workers are pushing retailers for better conditions. How the dynamics will play out remains far from settled, labor experts said.

    Sam Silverstein • July 5, 2022
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    How retailers' attitudes toward unionization clash with their ESG policies

    There is rising shareholder interest in these issues due to a growing sense that organized labor presents an opportunity to stabilize the business, experts said.

    Daphne Howland • June 21, 2022
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    How to avoid immigration pitfalls in the hybrid and remote work era

    Immigration experts encourage employers to stay informed about regional movements of employees holding H-1B visas.

    Ryan Golden • June 10, 2022
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    Are workers with visual and hearing disabilities included in your office reopening plan?

    Video conferencing and other technologies form an important part of return-to-office strategies, but they may not always be accessible for all applicants or employees.

    Ryan Golden • May 31, 2022
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    Punching out: The dire state of worker mental health

    "It's important that employers do not view mental health as a check-the-box exercise when approaching solutions," said SAP's Megan Smith.

    Carla Bell • May 25, 2022
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    The Stop WOKE Act may put a 'strategic pause' on DEI efforts

    If the controversial legislation goes into effect as written, it will dampen and in some instances end employer efforts to foster growth.

    Katie Clarey • May 17, 2022
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    Despite hurry to hire, employers overlook workers with resume gaps

    Caregivers, older workers, workers with disabilities and workers with criminal backgrounds each bring unique skills but face barriers to opportunity.

    Ryan Golden • May 4, 2022
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    Hiring autistic workers? Here's how to show up for them

    Zoe Gross, a lead at the Autism Self-Advocacy Network, spoke to HR Dive about top-to-bottom accommodations for autistic folks.

    Caroline Colvin • April 27, 2022
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    Guess' Paul Marciano problem is shining a spotlight on boards

    The brand's co-founder remains, while its board of directors is slammed by an activist investor and sued by victims over his alleged sexual crimes.

    Daphne Howland • April 14, 2022
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    SEC sets its sights on HR. What does that mean for the department?

    HR has an opportunity to lead on key company strategies, sources told HR Dive. But not every department may be ready for that challenge.

    Kathryn Moody • April 4, 2022
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    Despite 'unparalleled' outage, customers say they're sticking with Kronos

    Clients have not been without their frustrations, however. Some are calling for even more reimbursement from UKG as they recover from the December 2021 incident.

    Ryan Golden • March 29, 2022
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    Talent wars push employers to focus on faster, more frequent financial rewards

    Inflation has complicated pay strategy, but it hasn't stopped employers from using pay as a lever to find scarce talent.

    Ryan Golden • March 16, 2022
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    CFOs hold pay raises far below inflation despite scramble for talent

    CFOs are spurring resignations by letting inflation far outpace wage gains. They can take steps to improve employee retention even as prices increase at the highest rate in four decades.

    Jim Tyson • March 14, 2022