Compliance is a big part of what HR does. And whether you're new to the job or a seasoned pro, we’ve got something for you in today’s spotlight.If you’re closer to the former, I’d recommend starting at the beginning with 7 compliance issues every HR leader should know. If you’ve been at this for a while, we’ve got some in-depth looks at areas in which we’re seeing some shifts (the ADA’s interaction with the FMLA, for one).
There's also a really interesting read about the ADEA — an often ignored area of the law. A senior advisor at the EEOC tells us that age discrimination has long been a widespread “open secret” in employment. But statistics show that employee age bias claims are on the rise and, as the law turns 50 this year, EEOC is giving it some extra attention.
7 compliance issues every HR leader should know
New to the field? Need to brush up on some hot-button issues? We've got you covered. Read More »
State and local employment laws continue to pick up steam
Unfortunately for employers, experts don't predict an end to the chaos anytime soon. Some have pushed back with litigation and legislation, but it remains to be seen whether they'll have any success. Read More »
Outlawed for 50 years, age discrimination remains employment's 'open secret'
Our society seems to find age discrimination more acceptable than other forms of discrimination, says an EEOC senior advisor. Still, it remains illegal, and employee claims are on the rise. Read More »
Dealing with FMLA, ADA leave in a post-Severson landscape
A federal appeals court threw employment law experts for a loop late last year when it held that an extended leave of absence isn't an accommodation required by the ADA. What does the ruling mean for HR? Read More »
An employer's compliance guide to pregnancy accommodation
As with most compliance challenges, HR must strike a careful balance between an employee's needs and the needs of the company. Read More »
Wage and hour gets a shakeup from litigation, state laws
We've gone from arguable overregulation to arguable underregulation at a break-neck pace. But that doesn't mean the space has quieted down completely. Read More »