Human Resources

 
 
  • #MeToo Two Years Later: Some Unintended Consequences

    Consciousness has been raised, and training and reporting procedures have improved, but some new laws have had mixed results, writes Littler attorney Helene J. Wasserman in this Today’s General Counsel article. Settlement short of trial has become...

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  • Ohio Lawsuit Puts “Sheltered Workshops” Under Scrutiny

    An obscure section of a 1938 fair labor standards law is allowing employers to pay thousands of disabled workers astonishingly low wages, according to an analysis from FairWarning, an investigative news organization that covers consumer, workplace and...

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  • Fair Pay Audits Can Help In The Event Of Litigation

    The pay gap between men and woman persists even though the federal Equal Pay Act has been on the books for more than 50 years, state and local laws have been passed, and lawsuits alleging pay disparities...

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  • Third-Party Workplace Compliance Investigations

    All major corporations have HR departments and policies to combat workplace discrimination and harassment, but as the impact of the #MeToo movement has demonstrated, current systems often fail to meet the needs of both businesses and employees....

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  • International Labor Standards In The Global Economy

    Over a period of years trade unions have exercised pressure on multinational companies to sign international framework agreements. IFAs are negotiated between a global union’s federation and a corporation to apply to the company’s global operations, often...

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  • Developments In International Employment Law

    Employment law is high on the agenda of many governments worldwide. This Today’s General Counsel article looks at these developments in three international jurisdictions: The United States, China and Europe. A key pending issue in the U.S....

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  • Sit or Stand Is The Question For California Employers

    California requires employers to provide suitable seating at any workstation where the nature of the work “reasonably permits the use of a seat.” Cashiers, greeters, bank tellers and even security guards have filed lawsuits claiming that their...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Every Adult In Bulgaria Hacked; Suspect Works For A Security Firm

    Following a hack of the Bulgarian tax authority, resulting in the theft of personal data on virtually every adult in the country, police arrested a Bulgarian cybersecurity expert who works for a US firm that specializes in...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Amazon Will Spend $700M To Retrain Third Of Its Workforce

    In the face of the tightest labor market in decades and persistent criticism over working conditions for its low-wage workers, Amazon has announced a plan to retrain a third of its U.S. workforce by 2025, at a...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • #MeToo Exposed HR’s Greatest Success, Protocols to Defend Against Lawsuits

    An essay in Atlantic takes corporate human resources department’s to task in respect to protecting employees in general, and protecting female employees from sexual harassment in particular. The author observes that ever since Anita Hill testified at...

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