Overview: The role of the HR professional in the workplace continues to evolve as HR laws evolve and workplace strategies adjust to changing priorities. Workforce planning, ever-changing municipal, state and federal employment laws, talent management, employee development and so much more require the continual development of HR management. Every HR professional, from the generalist to the VP, are constantly challenged to evolve with these changing priorities and evolving laws. Training, networking, and other development opportunities are vital HR management tools in filling the vital role in every workplace.
Trends: Numerous technological solutions continue to emerge and evolve to help HR with their workforce planning, talent management and employment law compliance responsibilities. Staying current with these developments and ensuring they address the needs of the employer require focus and skills that shouldn't be underestimated.
Author: Peggy Carter-Ward, Head of Content
Updated to reflect the New York Women's Equality Act, including provisions regarding reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees. See New York Enacts Women's Equality Act.
The City of Spokane, Washington, has passed a paid sick and safe leave ordinance, which takes effect January 1, 2017.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Washington employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to employee communications.
Updated to reflect the Seattle Wage Theft Prevention and Harmonization Ordinance, including the addition of a Fair Chance Employment Poster and other updates. See Seattle Wage Theft Prevention and Harmonization Ordinance.
As mandated by the City of Spokane, all covered employers must post the Spokane, Washington, Earned Sick and Safe Leave Notice Poster.
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs recently revised its paid sick leave FAQs to clarify several areas of the Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA) and proposed amendments to the ESTA rules.
On December 17, 2015, Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray signed the Wage Theft Prevention and Harmonization Ordinance amending the municipality's current labor laws addressing paid sick and safe time, job assistance, wage theft and minimum wage. Several sections of the Employment Law Manual, three Quick Reference charts, and three poster landing pages have been updated. Additionally, two new landing pages and four new Legal Timetable entries have been added.
As mandated by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Office of Labor Standards, employers with at least one employee working in Seattle must post the Seattle, Washington Paid Sick and Safe Time Model Policy.
As mandated by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Office of Labor Standards, all Seattle employers must post the Seattle, Washington Labor Law Poster.
Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.