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► New Law Offers More Protections to Pregnant Workers

February 24, 2023

As part of the comprehensive Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 , President Joe Biden recently signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) . The Act, which applies to employers with 15 or more employees, aims to provide additional protections to pregnant workers beyond those ...

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► Employee Tracking Technologies May Violate Labor Laws

February 22, 2023

There are countless workplace technologies available to companies that enable them to track employees for various purposes. For example, many employers have GPS devices on company vehicles so they can track how efficiently deliveries are being made. But does the use of such technology violate ...

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► 2022 PUMP Act Expands Lactation Protections

February 15, 2023

Any person who has nursed an infant knows the time and energy that goes into breastfeeding. Working and nursing mothers need workplace accommodations to allow time, space, and grace to express milk during the workday. The federal government addresses that need in a new law. President Joe Biden ...

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► Love Is in the Air: Workplace Romance in 2023

February 14, 2023

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that means big bucks for the chocolate and flower industry, impossible-to-find restaurant reservations, an uptick in marriage proposals, and … potential workplace sexual harassment allegations? That’s the fear of HR departments ...

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► EEOC Enforcement Shows Need for Employer Self-Audits

February 8, 2023

Employers are getting a look at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new enforcement priorities, and the agency’s draft plan shows a need for employer self-audits to guard against systemic discrimination, according to an attorney advising employers. The ...

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► Planning for the Proposed Rule Banning Noncompetes

February 6, 2023

The news from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it plans to issue a rule banning noncompete agreements means employers that use such agreements need to plan other ways to protect their businesses if the rule is finalized, according to attorneys advising employers. “Employers would ...

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► Planning for H-1B Visa Season

February 3, 2023

It’s that time again. The H-1B visa season has arrived, and employers that are considering petitioning for H-1B visas should start planning for the registration process now. Here’s some general information about H-1B visas, the process, and changes from last year. H-1B Visas in ...

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► 5 HR Trends That Will Shape the Future of Work

January 26, 2023

The pandemic reset long-established expectations about work, and employers and employees are still sorting out what it will mean over the long haul. It’s clear that employees overwhelmingly want more flexibility in the way they work, and they’ve demonstrated by the tens of millions ...

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► The Cost of Workplace Addiction

January 24, 2023

Alcohol and drug use on the job takes place far more often than you may think. A decade ago, a national study found that 63% of workers said they could acquire alcohol at work, bring alcohol into work, use alcohol on their breaks or during lunch, and even consume alcohol while working. Just ...

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► 2023 May Be the Year of the Big Return to the Office

January 20, 2023

The years 2020 through 2022 saw a fundamental shift in where people got their work done, as workers abandoned crowded offices in favor of the comfort of their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what will 2023 bring? COVID hasn’t entirely gone away, but restrictions are being eased or ...

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