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Rule requiring employees to speak only English at work may be race discrimination

05/07/2018
Take note if you have rules against speaking languages other than English at work: That could constitute race discrimination under Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

Policy alone won’t fend off harassment suit

05/03/2018
You may think having a solid sexual harassment policy is all it takes to thwart a sexual harassment lawsuit. Not if the policy isn’t being followed!

Snapshot: Millennials are largest generation in the labor force

05/01/2018
Millennials—born between 1983 and 2000—make up more than one-third of the workforce.

Would you give up social media for a 10% raise?

04/30/2018
A survey of 1,200 Americans by LendEDU asked what they’d give up or do exchange for a 10% raise on their annual salary.

Software could streamline criminal checks

04/26/2018
A San Francisco-based software company called Checkr has obtained $100 million in startup funds for software that lets employers quickly run criminal background checks on job applicants.

Foreign students bypassing U.S. universities to study elsewhere

04/24/2018
The United States’ loss is Australia’s and Canada’s gain, according to preliminary data from the Institute of International Education.

HR field ranks high in survey of job potential

04/24/2018
There’s good news for some HR pros in a new study by WalletHub, a company that provides personal finance tools and advice.

Establish process for verifying employment

04/17/2018
Verification of employment requests are not difficult to process, but you do need a formal system for responding to them.

Harassment training has changed since #MeToo

04/12/2018
Employment lawyers say the first six months of the #MeToo movement hasn’t led to a tsunami of workplace harassment claims by employees—at least not yet. One big change, however, has been a sharp increase in the number of employers who are doing preventative training to head off such claims.

Feds’ rules for safeguarding sensitive info

04/12/2018
A Trump administration official’s frustration over confidentiality breaches has turned into useful advice that can benefit HR professionals who worry about disclosure of sensitive information.